In the Beginning, There Was a Nipple by Marin Cogan
Ten years ago, 90 million people watching Super Bowl XXXVIII saw Janet Jackson’s breast for nine-sixteenths of a second. Our culture would never be the same.
We featured Patrick Lee’s Deadly Friends earlier this month, and the Los Angeles-based artist is back again with an edition available from the Deadly Friends series as part of Printed Matter’s 2014 LA Art Book Fair fundraiser editions. Available at the opening of the fair this Thursday (1/30), the skateboard edition will be on view along with other benefit artworks from Laura Owens, Jeremy Deller, and Parra at Printer Matter’s booth.
Before There Was Internet Porn, There Was This Guy by Daniel Edward Rosen
The sorry, sordid life (and afterlife) of Leisure Suit Larry
From ‘Bikini Cruises’ and blow jobs to binge drinking and casual snorting, the sales team for 19 Action News in Cleveland, Ohio do whatever it takes to close the deal.
Barry White is the One Artist Who Was Actually in the Bedroom with You at Your Most Sacred, Sensuous Moment of your Life
Barry White on his career and making love in the latest Blank on Blank
Curated by Amy Nicole Hood and photographed by Jonathan Leder, Fetishisms Manifesto is a bi-annual erotic publication “inspired by the under the counter nudie-mags of the 1950s.”
Collected by William Strobeck
I Spent a Month Living In A Romanian Sexcam Studio by Jack Davies
A scene from Rock N’ Roll High School inspired some internet digging for pics of 1970’s custom van culture.
CouchSurfing.com is apparently “the go-to hookup app for a certain class of young world travelers”
No Man’s Land, a book by Mishka Henner, features Google Street View images of known prostitute hangouts in Southern Europe (which are mostly rural backroads). There are two volumes so far, available here and here.
Keiichi Tanaami (1975)
From Anna Biller’s 2007 film VIVA
A young, high class escort in NYC talks about her profession.
We’re looking forward to the first issue of TALC magazine, which just reached its Kickstarter goal. TALC is a new design magazine that celebrates visual culture through compelling imagery, adult content and smart editorial. The first issue includes conversations with Barbara Nitke, the photographer who documented porn sets in the 1980s, furniture from designers Sottsass and Mendini, sexy illustrations from renowned art director and illustrator Mat Maitland, plus five decades of Rolex, the mystique of car parks and an essay discussing the re-use and re-definition of the word porn in the context of visual culture.