Lessons in love

17th March 2024

Specialist Paris publishers in the 1930s never missed an opportunity to pair a risqué text with a well-known artist, hence Umberto Brunelleschi’s colourful plates for René Boylesve’s Love Lesson in a Park, featuring as much naked female flesh as possible. See them all now by clicking here.

Small is (erotically) beautiful

10th March 2024

Another talented exponent of the miniature erotic engraving for you all today, the Russian-born Ukrainian artist Ruslan Agirba with his imaginative bookplates and related images, based on legend and folktale. See a wide selection of his work now by clicking here.

Paris, Japan

8th March 2024

For anyone who wasn’t already aware, there’s enormous interest in Japan in nostalgic erotic art, especially of the French variety, and the best exponent of the genre is today’s new artist, Alphonse Inoue (yes, he’s Japanese). See his wonderful work now by clicking here.

The devil’s work

7th March 2024

Another classic set of prints today – Martin van Maële’s 1917 etchings to accompany Baudelaire’s ground-breaking poetry cycle Les Fleurs du Mal, The Flowers of Evil. See them all now by clicking here.

The love of strong women …

6th March 2024

A small but powerful new portfolio for you all today, six etchings from 1927, almost certainly by the great Luc Lafnet, illustrating Paul Verlaine’s equally compelling poem cycle Femmes (Women). Miniature masterpieces! See them now by clicking here.

The bigger the better?

5th March 2024

Today’s new artist, New Yorker Ion Birch, certainly can’t be accused of understatement when it comes to sex. His exuberant scenes are full of massive cocks and magnificent vulvas, and you can see them all now by clicking here. Enjoy!

Planning to excite

3rd March 2024

Today’s new artist is another known much better for their other achievements, in this case the architect/planner Le Corbusier. But he was also a talented painter – and loved women. Hence his large, and largely unknown, output of erotic art. See it now by clicking here.

All you need is love

28th February 2024

Everyone will have heard of today’s new artist, though most will not have seen John Lennon’s complete 1970 print portfolio Bag One, celebrating his new-found sexual intimacy with Yoko Ono. See all of John’s erotic work now by clicking here.

Real or surreal?

19th February 2024

Scott G. Brooks’ work borders on the surreal, ranging from portraiture to complex narratives, incorporating historical and religious imagery with current social and political issues, and infusing them with a dark sense of humour. See his work now by clicking here.

The best medicine?

17th February 2024

‘When I’m making a drawing,’ says today’s new artist Mitsu Okubo, ‘the first thing I think of is whether someone will find it humorous.’ Okubo’s collections of drawings and collages certainly encourage double-takes! See his work now by clicking here.