Mark Mulroney considers sex and gore as primary means of defiance, and accordingly, guts, exaggerated genitalia, bloody wounds, and well-endowed pin-up girls take center stage in his surrealistic, comic-style paintings and sculptures. By way of explaining the series, Mulroney, who is not known for his discretion, says, “I just relied on my usual methods: put a boner on something or make it bleed.”
Sri Lankan-born, Sydney-based artist Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran creates rough-edged, vibrant, new-age idols that are at once enticing and disquieting. He experiments with form and scale in the context of figurative sculpture to explore politics of sex, the monument, gender and religion. Self-portraits make frequent appearances and the dual presence of male and female organs suggest gender fluid realms of new possibilities.
Turin-based Ilaria Clari‘s delicate work includes genitals, soggy breasts, sex, masturbation and orgies seasoned by a feminine lightness, a dominant pink color and a sense of resigned calm. Sad and lonely vaginas are disturbed by restless penises oblong and intrusive and almost alien human figures masturbate without enjoyment. Watercolors in their playful nature reflect lucidly on the nature of couples and motherhood.
Sometimes looking at a George Condo painting makes us feel like we are watching what it must be like to be 70 and still having sex. This is case and point. Just an observation that we felt needed to be done.
And at the same time, the amount of times men who have bought shorts have had sex has gone down more than double since this time last year. Because, really, what girl wants to sleep with some dude whose hairy stems are showing with flip-flops on?
The Winter 2011 issue of Jacques Magazine, which is issue #7 and the “The Voyeur Issue” if you are scoring at home, was just released. And we have posted about Jacques in the past (see, click here), and apparently you readers at home liked this post from Jacques the best.
Hate to be mean, but man, that Devendra Banhart looks like a douche. And that makes a good lookin’ gal like Rebecca Schwartz look bad in that she likes douches. Oliver Peoples are pushing the sex option for their new line of eyewear,
Here is the summary: The love affair is explored in the one-of-a-kind masterpiece by architect John Lautner: Rainbow House. The contemporary California setting proved to be a perfect atmosphere to showcase the natural chemistry of the young, intriguing couple. Produced with acclaimed photographer and aspiring director Lisa Eisner, the short film will debut in early 2011 on the Oliver Peoples website.
Oh, don’t act like this doesn’t interest you. It does. You don’t have a heartbeat if it doesn’t. The Guardian compiled their Top 10 of good sex in fiction, and the list is sort of what you would expect.
Roman Sommerville, an author, wrote the list, and had this to say: “Most adults are interested in sex. I am. My father was, and said as much to me when he was 92. I suspect that you are too. You’re reading this after all. Being so central to much of our lives and indeed life itself, it is a valid and important topic for fiction.”
A few that we know:
10. Platform by Michel Houellebecq
6. Dracula by Bram Stoker
5. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by DH Lawrence
1. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (1955)