No time for a break …

9th September 2021

Anatola Soungouroff is best known as a painter of beautiful boys with full lips and wistful eyes, the ultimate gay fantasy. But in 1947 he also illustrated one book, Days without a Sunday, with more explicit images, and you can now see them here. Enjoy!

Sex – let’s face it

8th September 2021

The Italian Guiseppe Arcimboldo used fruit and vegetables to create his trademark paintings of faces; today’s new artist, Arwed Gorella, uses naked bodies in the same way to illustrate the transgressive classics of the Marquis de Sade. See his highly original work here.

Holiday explorations

7th September 2021

Fancy a late summer break with young Adèle and Albertine, intent on exploring their sexuality? Then you'll appreciate Paul Avril’s 1905 portfolio of A Summer in the Country, newly added here. Have fun!

Censored and destroyed, but one copy survived

6th September 2021

A pioneering portfolio of erotic prints published in Munich in 1909 is today’s new offering. Featuring daring prints by 12 artists, The Phoenix was instantly banned and very few complete sets have survived. We are fortunate to be able to share it here.

Too explicit to publish …

5th September 2021

It’s not often that we come across new illustrations from one of our favourite artists, Suzanne Ballivet, but today we have added her unpublished – and more explicit – 1943 drawings for Pierre Louÿs’ Bilitis. You too can enjoy them now by clicking here.

Pure pleasure

4th September 2021

An early offering by Otto Schoff is today’s new portfolio. Clearly drawn from life, Martha is a straightforward and honest set of images of a woman exploring her own body. Given that the drawings were made more than a century ago, they have a very modern feel. See them now by clicking here.

Tickling your fancy?

1st September 2021

If you consider yourself a lady and love being ‘tickled’, then you’ll appreciate today’s new portfolio by the prolific late eighteenth century artist Frédillo – The New Ladies’ Tickler, Or, The Adventures of Lady Lovesport and The Audacious Harry. See it now by clicking here.

Rococo fantasies

31st August 2021

Today’s new artist is the Italian Aroldo Bonzagni, whose inventive and colourful talent was cut short by the influenza epidemic of 1918 – plus ça change. His Secret Album, which you can see here, includes some remarkable paintings and pastels.

Transgression in spades

30th August 2021

An important and powerful new artist for you all today, the Uruguayan Javier Gil, who in the late 1990s produced remarkable illustrations for transgressive texts by Sade, Bataille and Duras. No fewer than five portfolios for you to enjoy, see them all here.

Full-on sex …

29th August 2021

Back to 1920s Germany for today’s new artist, Curt Grosspietsch. He made just two portfolios, the second repeating much of the first, but there are some powerful images of wellspring cunts, and of cocks on the rampage – click here to see them. Enjoy!