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Phyllis and Eberhard are two American curators of erotic art, mainly active in the 1960s and 1970s, being part of the sexual revolution. [Dec 2005]

International Exhibition of Erotic Art

The Kronhausens' First International Exhibition of Erotic Art took place in public museums in the cities of Lund, Sweden, and Aarhus, Denmark, in 1968.

The 2nd international exhibition of erotic art : [Liljevalchs konsthall, Stockholm, April 2 - May 18, 1969

The International Musuem of Erotic Art (1973) - Kronhausen, Phyllis & Eberhard

The International Musuem of Erotic Art (1973) - Kronhausen, Phyllis & Eberhard
image sourced here.

Publisher: San Francisco: 1973,

8vo 64pp. A profusely illustrated catalogue of the San Francisco branch of the Kronhausen's Erotic Art museum, that was located at 540 Powell Street. The illustrations, many of which are in colour, respresent all facets of erotic art and include works by Tomi Ungerer, George Grosz, Leonor Fini, Robert Grossman, Felicien Rops, Betty Dodson, Hans Bellmer, Pablo Picasso and many others. Examples of Oriental and Indian are are included, as well as statuary. --http://www.alta-glamour.com/cgi-bin/glam/6164.html [May 2005]

Description: 64 p., [8] leaves of plates: ill. (some col. ); 21 cm. "Collected and originally presented by the Drs. Kronhausen at the First and Second International Exhibition of Erotic Art in Sweden and Denmark, 1968 and 1969. " Languages: English

see also: erotic art


http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0472179/ [Dec 2005]

Erotic Fantasies: A Study of the Sexual Imagination (1969) - Phyllis Kronhausen, Eberhard Kronhausen

Erotic Fantasies: A Study of the Sexual Imagination (1969) - Phyllis Kronhausen, Eberhard Kronhausen [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

Gathers erotic folklore and writings about homosexuality, transsexualism, bondage, sadomasochism, incest, and fetishism, and discusses the psychological aspects of sexual fantasies. --via Amazon.com

See also: erotic fantasy - imagination

The Complete Book of Erotic Art (1988) - Phyllis Dr Kronhausen

The Complete Book of Erotic Art (1988) - Phyllis Dr Kronhausen [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]
This is a reprint of the 1968 two-volume set published by Grove Press.

(side bar: there is one especially comical bit in the foreword of the second volume, put out in 1970, which begins like this: “the era of pornography is coming to an end for pornography is possible only where censorship exists.” haha. I guess in 1970 it looked as if things were really a’changin. it then mentions that “victorian england produced more ‘hard-core’ smut than any other period in western history.” I wonder whether more recent editions of the book amend this statement? In any case after looking for more info on the Drs. This foreword on the mutation of pornography into something “less smutty” struck me in a totally different light. Perhaps as a soft sell for future ventures? Yup, turns out the good drs. have directed a few porn films themselves. most notably The Hottest Show in town, from 1973, the synopsis of which goes like this - The circus is going to close its doors, the public’s no longer interested in it with so many porno films in town… Unless!... Desperate acrobats, clowns, lion tamers, and tricksters go naked on stage in their circus acts. --jmorrison via http://thenonist.com/index.php/weblog/permalink/the_first_international_erotic_art_show/ [Dec 2005]

Viset was a pseudonym of belgian painter and illustrator Luc Lafnet. more of his work (under the pseudonym Jim Black) can be seen here.

Jules Pascin
quote: the french painter Jules Pascin today is best known for his paintings of prostitutes in various states of undress and melancholy. his engravings are of a mostly black and white world of sordid languor, frenetic partying and heavy dues-paying.

Hans Bellmer
Hans Bellmer is best known for his life-sized surrealist female dolls.

Ramon Alejandro
Alejandro is a cuban exile painter still working today.

Mario Tauzin
I could find almost nothing about Tauzin. he’s French and he did a book in the 1930’s with Henri Breton called the Devil’s Whisper. I think Rita Ackermann’s early work is remarkably similar to Tauzin’s (and just as with him i can’t find a decent site representing her body of work.)

Tomi Ungerer
Tomi Ungerer is an extremely accomplished illustrator doing everything from ad campaigns, to children’s books, to erotica. you can see lot’s of his work at his official site and you can see the rest of the series i’ve shown here in in the online version of his book Fornicon. --http://thenonist.com/index.php/weblog/permalink/the_first_international_erotic_art_show/ [Dec 2005]

See also: Jules Pascin Google gallery - Luc Lafnet Google gallery - Hans Bellmer Google gallery - Tomi Ungerer Google gallery

See also: erotic art - Hans Bellmer - Tomi Ungerer - The Kronhausens

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