Love + Sex baby

What would a love edition be without sex? In celebration of the launch of v2.0 of our beloved dating site, we collected our favorite works from the most inspiring sexy, sultry (and yes, romantic) artists in existence. Be it 19th century paintings and poetry or love in the digital age, this edition celebrates all the smut, kinky, glory-deliciousness of the L word and the bonus that cums with it ;)

Featuring cover artwork by John Kacere

Anaïs Nin

Anaïs Nin was born in France in 1903 to Cuban parents. She was spent her early years in France and Europe, and moved with her mother to the US following her parents' divorce. She began writing journals at the age of eleven and continued throughout most of her life. These journals are considered by many to be her most important work. She is also considered to be one of the finest writers of female erotica. Nin died in January 1977.

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Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson

The Romantic painter Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson was born in Montargis, France on January 29, 1767. He started to study drawing in 1773 and by early 1784 joined the studio of the famous Neoclassical artist Jacques-Louis David. Girodet won the Prix de Rome in 1789 for his Neoclassical painting "Joseph Recognized by His Brothers". Girodet's work became increasingly influenced by literature and romanticism in the 1790s, which can be observed in works like "Ossian Receiving the Ghosts of the French Heroes" and "The Entombment of Atala". He continued working until his death on December 9, 1824. The Art Institute of Chicago held the first comprehensive retrospective of Girodet in early 2006.

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Antoine d'Agata

Born in Marseille in 1961, D'Agata left France in 1983 and remained overseas for the next 10 years. In 1990 he began to purse his interest in photography by taking courses at the International Center of Photography in New York City. In 1993 D'Agata returned to France where he took a four year break from photography before publishing multiple books, a feature film, and earning the Niepce Prize for young photographers. He continues to work internationally.

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Atom Age Magazine

Atom Age Magazine is a culture magazine featuring art, photography, essays, reviews and fiction.

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Auguste Rodin

The sculptor Auguste Rodin was born in Paris in 1840. He was rejected from the prestigious and conservative École des Beaux-Arts and instead served as an apprentice for the sculpture Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse. During a trip to Italy in 1876, Rodin encounter the work of Michelangelo, who would experience his work. His first commission from the French government came in 1880; it was "The Gates of Hell", a monumental door covered in relief sculptures. Rodin died in 1917. His sculptures are known for their unidealized appearance and irregular surfaces.

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Bruce Nauman

Bruce Nauman , born in 1941, works in a broad range of mediums including sculpture, photography, neon, video, drawing, printmaking and performance. He has been recognized since the early 1970s as one of the most innovative and provocative of America's contemporary artists. Nauman finds inspiration in the activities, speech and material of everyday life. His work concentrates less on the development of a characteristic style and more on the way in which a process or activity can transform or become a work of art. Nauman currently lives in New Mexico.

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Carl Warner

Carl Warner was born in England in 1963. After attending the London College of Printing, he began working in the advertising industry. Warner is well known for his foodscapes, which are the subject of two published books as well many advertising campaigns.

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Carlo Mollino

Carlo Mollino was born in turn in 1905. He graduated from the School of Architecture at the University of Turin in 1931. In addition to working as an architect and designer, Mollino took numerous erotic Polaroids, which were discovered after his 1973 death. They were exhibited for the first time by Fulvio Ferrari in 1985.

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Cary Kwok

Cary Kwok was born in Hong Kong in 1975. He received both his BA and MA in Fashion Design (Womenswear) from Central Saint Martins College of Art in London. His work specializes in fine detailed blue ball point pen drawings. He has exhibited at Tate Britain in London, Opening Ceremony in Tokyo, White Columns in New York, and Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin in Miami. He is represented by Herald Street Gallery in London, where he now lives and works.

Courtesy of the artist.

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Cecily Brown

Cecily Brown is a British painter born in London in 1969. She is regarded as one of several leading female contemporary painters, a group that also includes Jutta Koether, Amy Sillman, and Emily Sundblad. Her work combines representational and abstract elements in sensual depictions of expressive figures and nudes. Brown's work has attracted the attention of private art collectors including Elton John and Michael Ovitz. Her paintings are in the permanent collections of several important museums and institutions including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, and the Tate Gallery, London, UK. She currently lives and works in New York City.

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Charles Baudelaire

One of the most influential nineteenth century French poets, Charles Baudelaire was born in Paris on April 9, 1821. Hoping to reform his bohemian lifestyle, his parents sent him on a ship to India in 1841; however, Baudelaire left the ship, returned to Paris in 1842, and received his inheritance. He experimented with drugs and fell in love with Jeanne Duval, who inspired the "Black Venus" section of Les Fleurs du mal. Baudelaire had spent almost half of his inheritance by 1844, and his family arranged for him to have a small "allowance" for the rest of his life. In addition to writing poetry, he supported himself by writing art criticism and translating Edgar Allan Poe. Baudelaire is best known for the collection of poems Les Fleurs du mal, which is characterized by sexual explicitness and juxtapositions of urban beauty and decay. Baudelaire passed away in Paris on August 31, 1867.

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David Hamilton

David Hamilton is a British photographer and film director. Born in London in 1933, Hamilton moved to Paris at age 20 where he worked as a graphic designer for Peter Knapp of Elle magazine. By the end of the 1960's Hamilton's work had a recognizable, soft-focus style. He has published dozens of photographic books, feature films, countless magazine publications, and museum and gallery exhibitions. Since 2005 Hamilton has been enjoying a revival in popularity with two new book releases.

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Duane Michals

Duane Michals is an American photographer noted for his innovative use of photo-sequences, often incorporating text to examine emotion and philosophy. Michals was born in 1932 and had his first solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1970. His work has since been exhibited worldwide and belongs to numerous permeant collections at the worlds most notable museums. He currently lives and works in New York City.

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E.J. Bellocq

E.J. Bellocq was an American photographer born in 1873. He lived and worked in New Orleans photographing landmarks, ships and machinery but most of the prints and negatives were lost or destroyed over time. After his death in 1949, negatives from his Storyville photographs, featuring prostitutes, were found and purchased by Lee Friedlander. The images have since been published in the book Storyville Portraits.

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Eadweard Muybridge

Born in Kinston upon Thames in 1830, Eadweard Muybridge is known for his pioneering work in photography and science. At the age of 20, he moved to the US, first working as a bookseller and then focusing on photography. In the late 1800s, he was contacted by the Governor of California, Leland Stanford to settle a bet as to whether all four hooves of a running horse were off the ground. Between 1878 and 1884, Muybridge worked to perfect his method of using multiple cameras to photograph a sequence of actions. Muybridge worked at the University of Pennsylvania from 1883-86, and spent the remaining years of his life lecturing and touring Europe and North America. In order to present his photos, he invented the Zoopraxiscope, which is considered the first film projector. Muybridge passed away in May 1904.

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Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha was born in Omaha, Nebraska in December 1937. In 1956, Ruscha moved to Los Angeles and attended Chouinard Art Institute (now CalArts), studying painting, photography, and graphic design. His work is characterized by a keen observance of American popular culture and a deadpan and profound inclusion of text. Ruscha's work is in museums and private collections worldwide. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles.

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Egon Schiele

Egon Schiele was born in 1890 in Tulln, Austria. His father died when he was fourteen, so Schiele's uncle and godfather became his legal guardian. He enrolled in the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts in 1906, and he met Gustav Klimt in 1907, who became his close friend and mentor. His first exhibition was a group show in 1908. Schiele was a part of the Neuekunstgruppe, a group of students that left the Academy in protest of its conservative practices. The Neuekunstgruppe had its first exhibition in 1909 where he met the critic and writer Arthur Roessler who introduced Schiele to important collectors. Schiele's first solo exhibition was in 1911. On April 13, 1912, Schiele was arrested and charged with offenses against morality. He spent 24 days in jail; consequently, his work became less overtly erotic. Schiele married Edith Harms in June 1915, and was drafted in to the army five days later. He was allowed to pursue his artistic interests while in service, and was even given a studio in 1916. While pregnant with their first child, Edith died from the Spanish influenza on October 28, 1918. Schiele tragically died three days later, also of influenza, at age 28. He is known for his candid portrayal of the human condition and his expressive lifework.

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Erwin Blumenfeld

Erwin Blumenfeld is regarded as one of the most influential photographers of the twentieth century. Born in Germany in 1897, Blumenfeld was drafted into the German army during World War 1 before moving to Amsterdam where he gained access to a fully equipped darkroom. He secured a contract with French Vogue in 1937 and by 1950 was reported to be the highest-paid photographer in the world, shooting more covers for Vogue than any photographer before or since. Blumenfeld died in 1969 leaving behind an estate including thousands of prints and negatives.

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Eugene Delacroix

Eugène Delacroix was one of the great French Romantic painters and colorists. He was born in France in 1798 and began studying painting at the age of 17. Delacroix was inspired by the Romantic Théodore Géricault's "Raft of Medusa" to paint his 1822 "The Barque of Dante". This painting was accepted into the Paris Salon of 1822 and caused quite a sensation and public outcry. Delacroix's work is characterized by expressive brushstrokes, intense drama, and a mastery of color. Following a trip to Spain and North Africa in 1832, Delacroix became a major figure in Orientalism. Delacroix died in Paris in 1863 and is buried in Père Lachaise Cemetery.

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Francis Giacobetti

Born in 1939 in Marseilles, France Francis Giacobetti came to fame with a generation of photographers shooting for Paris Match, Life and Look. His work was a lifelong quest of anatomizing famous cultural figures and their bodily parts.

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Franz von Bayros

Franz von Bayros was an Austrian commercial artist, illustrator, and painter born in 1866. He belonged to the Decadent movement in art, often exploring erotic themes and phanstamagoric imagery. He was repeatedly expelled from European cities due to the sexual content of his work forcing him to relocate throughout Europe. He produced over 2000 works during his lifetime becoming best known for his controversial Tales at the Dressing Table portfolio. The artist died in Vienna in 1924.

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Frederic, Lord Leighton

One of the most famous nineteenth century British artists, Frederic, Lord Leighton, was born in Scarborough in 1830. He received artistic training in London and Florence and also spent time four years in Paris. He returned to London in 1860 and began associating with the Pre-Raphaelites. He became an associate at the Royal Academy in 1864 and then its President in 1878. Leighton worked in both sculpture and painting; his work frequently depicted biblical, classical, and historical subjects. He was knighted in 1878 and was the first artist to be granted a peerage in 1896, becoming Frederic, Lord Leighton, Baron of Stretton. He passed away on January 24, 1896.

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George Pitts

George Pitts is an award-winning photography director, painter, essayist and educator. His work spans the fine art, commercial, and fashion worlds. His paintings, drawings and photography have been shown in numerous exhibitions in the United States and appeared in many publications including The Paris Review and Vibe.

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Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O'Keeffe was born on November 15, 1887. She studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Art Students League in New York, the University of Virginia, and Columbia University's Teachers College. While working as a teacher, some of O'Keeffe's charcoal drawings attracted the attention of photographer and gallery owner Alfred Stieglitz. The two became romantically involved, and were married in 1924. O'Keeffe first visited New Mexico in 1929, and she would continue to make almost annual trips there until eventually relocating there in 1949. In New Mexico, O'Keeffe discovered new subjects to paint, such as animal bones and southwestern landscapes. She passed away in 1986, and her ashes were scattered over the New Mexico landscape.

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Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt was born in the outskirts of Vienna on July 14, 1862. He attended the School of Applied Arts along with his brother Ernst. The brothers opened a studio in 1883, working in the historic Ringstrasse style. By the early 1890s, Klimt was maturing as an artist and developing his own modern, decorative style. Klimt was a leading figure in the resignation of artists from the conservative Vienna Artists' Association and the formation of the Vienna Secession in 1897. After visiting Ravenna in 1903, Klimt was strongly influenced by the golden Byzantine mosaics in San Vitale. In 1908, the "Klimt-Group" split from Vienna Secession and organized the Kunstschau, which was centralized around the "Klimt-Room". Klimt suffered a stroke on January 11, 1918 and died on February 6.

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Hans Bellmer

Hans Bellmer was a German photographer, sculptor, printmaker, painter and writer. Born in 1902, Bellmer studied engineering before he fled to Paris in 1938. He became involved with the Surrealists and produced drawings and paintings full of erotic variations on the female body. Bellmer is best known for the life-sized pubescent female dolls sculpted in the mid-1930's. Bellmer passed away in 1975.

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Harley Weir

London born, Berlin-based photographer Harley Weir has recently had editorials featured in publications including British Vogue, Dazed and Confused, and i-D magazine. Her photographs include collage and hand made alterations, bringing the tactile potential of photography back into view.

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Henrietta Rae

Born in 1859, Henrietta Rae was a female painter in Victorian England. She studied at the Queen Square School of Art, Heatherley's School of Art, and the British Museum. She became a frequent exhibitor at the Royal Academy in 1881, specializing in classical, allegorical, and literary subjects. She married fellow artist Ernest Normand in 1884, and they kept a lively London studio with frequent visitors. Rae died in 1928.

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Jacques Magazine

Jacques Magazine was founded in 2008 by Danielle and Jonathan Leder with the goal of providing an alternative to the vapid men's magazines of today. Jacques shoots all of its images on film and never retouches the images.

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John Everett Millais

John Everett Millais was one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelites. He was born in Southampton in 1829; considered a child prodigy, he was sent to Sass's Art School and won a silver medal at the Society of Arts at the age of 9. He became the youngest student at the Royal Academy Schools in 1840, first exhibiting at the Royal Academy in 1846 with his painting "Pizarro Seizing the Inca of Peru". It was at the Academy that he befriend William Holman Hunt and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, who would form the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848. Millais was made an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1853 and a full member in 1863. He was created a baronet in 1885 and was elected President of the Royal Academy one year later. He died shortly after his election and is buried in St. Paul's Cathedral.

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John Kacere

Born in 1920, John Kacere was an American artist. Originally an Abstract Expressionist, Kacere adopted the photorealist style in the early 1960s and is considered one of the original to work in the style. His subject matter was most often the midsection of the female form. His painting are figurative in subject matter but are also considered still lifes or even landscapes. Kacere passed away in 1999.

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John Wesley

John Wesley, an American pop artist, was born in 1928. He began painting at age 22 with subject matter consisting mostly of large-format imaginary stamps and seals. Later he moved into the depiction of figures and cartoon characters which retained his spare technique and limited color range. Wesley considered his to work be aligned with Surrealism although some consider his work more reflective of Minimalism. He passed away in 2003.

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Kohei Yoshiyuki

Kohei Yoshiyuki is a Japanese photographer born in 1946. His photographs confront the boundaries between spectator, voyeur and participant and are in the the collections of several notable museums. Yoshiyuki continues to exhibit in both group and solo exhibitions.

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Larry Sultan

Larry Sultan was an American photographer born in New York in 1946. He spent his childhood in the San Fernando Valley of California before attending the University of California, Santa Barbara to study political science. He received a Master's in Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute which began his career as a conceptual photographer. A recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, Sultan's work is exhibited in museums across the United States and published in numerous titles. He was an Instructor of Photography at his alma mater, the San Francisco Art Institute, from 1978 to 1988. He then taught at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco as Chair of the Photography Department from 1993 to 1999, and as Distinguished Professor of Art from 1989 to 2009 before his death in December of 2009.

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Lord Alfred Douglas

Lord Alfred Douglas was born in Worcestershire, England on October 22, 1870. Douglas was an English author, poet, translator, and the well-known friend and lover of writer Oscar Wilde. He published several volumes of poetry, two books on his relationship with Wilde, a memoir, and was editor of the literary journal, The Academy. Douglas passed away in March 1945 at the age of 74.

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Lord Byron

One of the best known Romantics, George Gordon Noel Byron was born on January 22, 1788. He inherited his family's English title at the age of ten, becoming Baron Byron of Rochdale. He studied at Aberdeen Grammar School and then Trinity College in Cambridge. By his twentieth birthday, Byron was in debt and receiving mixed responses to his work. He set off on a tour of the Mediterranean with a friend, returning to England in 1811. The first two cantos of "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage" were published in March 1812 and sold out in three days. He was especially popular among the intellectual upper class. Byron's personal life was quite scandalous. He married and divorced his wife, Anne Isabella Milbanke, who accused him of incest and sodomy. He had multiple love affairs, and in 1816 Byron fled England to escape scandal and settled in Italy and Greece. He passed away on April 19, 1824, at the age of 36, leaving one of his greatest poems, Don Juan, unfinished.

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Malika Favre

Malika Favre is a French illustrator based in London. She was raised in Paris and studied graphic design. Her work is characterized by bold shapes, graphic patterns, and strong colors. Some of her clients include Vogue, Penguin Books, The Washington Post, Sephora, and Pullman Magazine.

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Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall was born in Vitebsk, Russia on July 7, 1887. He studied at the Imperial Society for the Protection of the Arts in Saint Petersburg from 1907-10. He moved to Paris in 1910 and had his first encounters with Cubism and Fauvism while in contact with Guillaume Apollinaire and Robert Delaunay. He participated in the Salon des Indépendants and the salon d'Automne in 1912; his first solo show was held in Berlin in 1914. While visiting Russia, World War I broke out, so he was unable to return to Paris. While in Russia, he founded the Vitebsk Popular Art School and executed stage designs for the State Jewish Chamber Theater in Moscow. During World War II, Chagall fled to the US, and the Museum of Modern Art awarded him a retrospective in 1946. He returned to France in 1948 and would reside there until his death in 1985. During the time he resided in France, Chagall travelled extensively and was the subject of many major exhibitions across Europe and the US.

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Mark Morrisroe

Mark Morrisroe was an American performance artist and photographer born to a drug addicted mother in 1959. Morrisroe left home at the age of 15 and lived a difficult life as a teenage prostitute before attending the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. His past experience had a profound influence on the subject matter and style of his later work. His photography career began when he was given a Polaroid Model 195 which he used to experiment and develop unusual techniques. He created over 2000 pieces of work before his death in 1989.

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Mike Kuchar

Director, cinematographer, visual artist, writer, and underground film legend Mike Kuchar was born in New York City in 1942. He began by filming 8mm home movies with his twin brother George. They became central to the NY underground film scene, screening work alongside Andy Warhol, Kenneth Anger and Jack Smith in the 1960s. Kuchar's drawings pull inspiration from 19th century French paintings, natural history museums, American comics and gay underground culture. Kuchar currently teaches in the Film Department at the San Fransisco Art Institute.

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Miroslav Tichý

Miroslav Tichý was born in the Czech Republic in 1926. He took thousands of surreptitious pictures of women in his hometown of Kyjov from 1960 to 1985 using homemade cameras constructed out of cardboard tubes, tin cans, and other at-hand materials. During the Communist regime in Czechoslovakia, he was considered a dissident. His photographs were largely unknown until an exhibition at the 2004 Biennial of Contemporary Art in Seville. Since then, he has shown at the Nolan/Eckmann Gallery in New York, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, The Museum of Modern Art in Frankfurt, and the Wilkinson Gallery in London. He passed away in April 2011.

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Natalia LL

Natalia, a Polish artist, was born in 1937. She works in painting, drawing, performance and video art. Engaged in the International Feminist Art movement since 1975, her work has received numerous honors and awards including a Silver Medal for Merit to Culture in 2007. Since 2004 she has been the senior lecturer at the Fine Arts Academy in Poznan.

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Nick Knight

British fashion photographer, documentary photographer, and web publisher, Nick Knight was born in 1958. He was commissioned to create a series of 100 portraits for i-D Magazine's fifth anniversary issue after the relase of his first book of photographs in 1982. The black and white series began his foray into fashion photography. In November 2000, Knight launched an online fashion broadcasting company, SHOWstudio, committed to live fashion media and collaborations with influential cultural figures.

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Nobuyoshi Araki

Nobuyoshi Araki is a Japanese photographer and contemporary artist known for his diaristic capturing of everyday life. Born in Tokyo, Araki studied photography and film at Chiba University before working in the advertising industry. He began to work exclusively as a photographer in 1972, and has since produced hundreds of photographic prints and books. He is considered one of the most prolific artists in world.

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Pablo Neruda

Born in southern Chile on July 12, 1904, as Ricardo Eliezer Neftalí Reyes y Basoalto, Pablo Neruda lived a life of poetic and political activity. He sold his possessions to finance the publication of his first book Crepusculario (Twilight) in 1923. He published it under the pseudonym Pablo Neruda to avoid conflict with his family, who did not approve of his profession. In 1924 at the age of 20, he published Veinte poems de amor y una cancion des desesperada (Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair), earning himself celebrity status. In 1927 he began his career as a diplomat. Neruda was an avid supporter of the Communist Party after joining in 1943 and consequently lived in exile from 1948-52 after communism was outlawed in Chile. Neruda received numerous awards during his lifetime, including the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971. He passed away from cancer on September 23, 1973.

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Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso is one of the most influential, important, and innovative artists of the twentieth century. He was born in Málaga, Spain in 1881 but lived most of his life in Paris. He co-founded Cubism with Georges Braque in the early 1900s in Paris and became associated with many influential members of the Parisian Avant-Garde including Gertrude and Leo Stein, Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, Guillaume Apollinaire, Jean Cocteau, Serge Diaghilev, and Henri Matisse. Picasso is known for his fascination with his many lovers, who served as muses throughout his career. In 1927, he began an affair with Marie-Thérèse Walter, which was the subject of a 2011 exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery. He passed away in 1973 at the age of 91.

Pablo Picasso and Marie-Thérèse: L'Amour Fou was published by Rizzoli New York in June 2011 to accompany an exhibition of the same name at the Gagosian Gallery. It was edited by Picasso scholars John Richardson and Elizabeth Cowling and Diana Widmaier Picasso, the daughter of Picasso and Marie-Therese.

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Paul Cadmus

Paul Cadmus was born in New York City on December 17, 1904. He began attending the National Academy of Design at the age of 15, and graduated in 1926 with various prizes. After working as an advertising layout artist in New York City, Cadmus decided to give up commercial work and traveled to Europe with his friend Jared French in search of fine art inspiration. Cadmus was accepted into the Public Works of Art Project in December 1933. His 1934 painting "The Fleet's In!" caused public outcry due to its risqué nature, and consequently launched his career. Cadmus's work became known as Magic Realism and frequently contained elements of eroticism, social critique, and homosexuality. Cadmus passed away in December 1999 at the age of 94.

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Peter Hujar

Peter Hujar was an American photographer known for his black and white portraits. He was born in 1934 and received his first camera in 1947. Hujar was part of the New York downtown art scene in the 1970s working with influential cultural figures such as Harold Krieger, Andy Warhol, and Susan Sontag. When Hujar passed away in 1987, his work was included in several permanent collections worldwide.

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Pierre Molinier

Pierre Molinier was a born in Agen, France in 1900. He was a painter, photographer and "maker of objects." He began his career by painting landscapes, but his work turned towards a fetishistic eroticism early on. Molinier's enigmatic photographs continue to influence and engage artists, critics and collectors today. In the 1970s his health began to decline and at 76 years of age Molinier died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Ralph Gibson

Ralph Gibson, born in 1939, is an American photographer. His work often builds narrative meaning through contextualizion and surreal juxtaposition while incorporating erotic and mysterious undertones. Gibson's work is included in many international collections. Gibson has received much recognition throughout his career including several fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and and two honorary doctorate of Fine Arts degrees. Gibson currently lives in New York.

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Ren Hang

Born in 1987 in Northeastern China, Ren Hang is both a poet and photographer. His work is deliberately provocative and explicit, challenging his country's highly conservative and conventional codes in art and communication. While Hang's work has been banned from many galleries in China, he has been exhibited widely in Russia, Italy, France, Sweden, United Kindom, and Austria. His photography has been published in both Chinese and international books and magazines. Hang currently lives in Beijing.

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Sam Taylor Johnson

Sam Taylor-Johnson was born in London in 1967 and currently splits her time between London and Los Angeles. Originally a sculptor, Taylor-Johnson began working in photography, film, and video in the early 1990s. Her directorial feature film debut came in 2009 with the critically acclaimed Nowhere Boy, a film based on the childhood experiences of The Beatles songwriter and singer John Lennon. In 2011 Taylor-Johnson was made and Order of the British Empire for her contributions and services to the arts.

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Sarah Kane

Sarah Kane was a contemporary playwright with a classic sensibility. Born in England in 1971 and raised by evangelical parents, Kane was a committed Christian in adolescence but later rejected those beliefs. She studied drama at Bristol University, graduating in 1992, and went on to take an MA course in playwriting at the University of Birmingham. Kane is best known for her works Blasted, Cleansed, and 4.48 Psychosis. Her plays deal with themes of redemptive love, sexual desire, pain, torture and death. Kane struggled with severe depression for many years before committing suicide at the age of 28 in 1999.

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Smut Vol. 1

The first in a series, Smut presents twenty pieces of’s most talked-about fiction. Written by today’s leading writers, thee stories are more fearless, forthright, and provocative than typical “erotica” and less blockheadedly masculine than your standard “pornography”.

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Stephan Sinding

Stephan Sinding was a Norwegian-Danish sculptor based out of Copenhagen. He was born in 1846 and studied law before turning his focus towards fine arts. He moved to Copenhagen in 1883 and began to experience artistic success. In 1910, he moved to Paris and worked there until his death in 1922.

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T.E. Lawrence

Thomas Edward Lawrence was an archaeologist and British Army officer born August 16, 1888. The variety of his activities and associations, and his ability to describe them vividly in writing, earned him international fame as Lawrence of Arabia, a title which was later used for the 1962 film based on his First World War activities. Throughout his life, Lawrence was a prolific writer, a large portion of his work taking the form of correspondences with notable figures including Winston Churchill, George Bernard Shaw, and Edward Elgar. He published three major texts, the most significant being his account of the Arab revolt, Seven Pillars of Wisdom. In 1935, Lawrence passed away after being fatally injured in a motorcycle accident.

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Thomas Ruff

Thomas Ruff, born in 1958, is a German photographer who's work explores a breadth of themes reflected in a broad range of techniques. Ruff's work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at prominent international venues and held in museum collections worldwide. Ruff continues to work and live in Dusseldorf, Germany.

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Tom Wesselmann

Tom Wesselmann was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on February 23, 1931. While in the army, he began drawing cartoons. After graduating from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in psychology in 1956, he decided to pursue a career in cartooning and enrolled in the Art Academy of Cincinnati. After graduating, he moved to New York City and was accepted into the Cooper Union to study fine art, graduating in 1959. Wesselmann became a well-known Pop Artist of the 1960s, creating collages and assemblages, frequently of nudes, with everyday objects and advertising ephemera. During the 1970s he began exploring the use of shaped canvases; in the 1980s he began creating works of art in metal using laser cutting techniques. Wesselmann passed away in New York City in December 2004.

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Tom of Finland

Born in Finland in 1920, Touko Laaksonen became known by his pseudonym Tom of Finland. He was one of the most influential figures in late twentieth century gay culture. Laaksonen produced over 3500 illustrations over the course of four decades despite his style and content conflicting with the U.S. censorship codes restricting depictions of "overt homosexual acts" in the 1950s and 1960s. In 1984 Laaksonen cofounded the Tom of Finland Foundation which is dedicated to collecting, preserving and exhibiting homoerotic artwork.

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Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin was born in London in 1963, and studied at Maidstone College of Art and the Royal College of Art, London. An interest in the work of Edvard Munch and Egon Schiele inform Emin's work which explores complex personal states and ideas of self-representation through manifestly expressionist styles and themes. She has exhibited extensively in both group and solo exhibitions in Holland, Germany, Japan, Austrialia and America and had a major solo exhibition in May 2011 in London where she continues to work and live.

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Unknown Renaissance Artist

The unknown Renaissance artist is thought to be of the Fontainebleau School. The painting currently hangs in the Louvre in Paris.

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Vasilisa Forbes

Vasilisa Forbes is a visual artist, photographer, and film maker based in the UK. Her work has been featured in numerous publications such as Vice, I-D Magazine, Dazed and Confused, and Dazed Digital. She has exhibited at Red Gallery, Beach London, Somerset House, and many more.

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Wilhelm von Gloeden

Wilhelm von Gloeden, born 1856, was a German photographer known for his pastoral nude studies. Based in Italy for the majority of his career, von Gloeden traveled throughout Italy photographing landscapes, monuments and residents. The villagers attitude to von Gloeden's open homosexuality was eased by his generosity and the royalties he paid his models. After his death in 1931, the Italian authorities destroyed an estimated three thousand glass plate negatives, which they considered pornographic. Only a few hundred images of his work remain.

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Yosuke Onishi

Yosuke Onishi is a Japanese illustrator.

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