Be my Valentine

In this entry we will explore the context of “Desire” in the visual arts. The subject hasn’t only returned to our lips now-just a week prior celebrating the Saint that we all cherish on February 14th.

It all started with “Desire” an exhibition conceived by Deitch and Gagosian in collaboration with Diana Widmaier-Picasso (Picasso’s granddaughter, the painter was 46 years old when he started his affair with the 17 year old Marie Therese Walther and flourished into a decade of erotic works) that took Miami by storm in late November 2016.

It then followed with as Artnet described it “bringing Sexy Back” an exhibition at the Museum of Sex in New York titled “Known/Unknown: Private Obsessions and Hidden Desire in Outsider Art” dealing with the subject of desire in various intimate ways.

And now again the subject circulates in the art news with Sotheby’s London upcoming auction sale on February 16th titled “Erotic: Passion and Desire”. A plethora of photographic works, some I doubt would be hung in open public spaces without making you blush.

We decided to jump in cold waters and collect our favourite visual art that convey desire, sensuality, sexiness and eroticism. Happy Valentine’s! <3

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Helmut Newton Elsa Peretti in a Bunny costume ELUSIVE MagazineHelmut Newton
Elsa Peretti in a Bunny costume

Marilyn Minter Haze
Marilyn Minter

Marilyn Monroe From the Last Sitting Diamonds ELUSIVE Magazine Dimitria Markou
Bert Stern
Marilyn Monroe From the Last Sitting

Guy Bourdin 1979 Nicolle Meyer John Travolta ELUSIVE Magazine Dimitria Markou
Guy Bourdin
Nicolle Meyer & John Travolta   Damien Hirst Love ELUSIVE Magazine Dimitria Markou
Damien Hirst

Jeff Koons 1989 Made in Heaven ELUSIVE Magazine Dimitria Markou
Jeff Koons
Made in Heaven I Love You SO Andy Warhol ELUSIVE Magazine Dimitria MarkouAndy Warhol
I Love You SO

Marilyn Minter Satiated 2003 ELUSIVE Magazine Dimitria MarkouMarilyn Minter

Hanging Heart Jeff Koons ELUSIVE Magazine Dimitria Markou
Jeff Koons
Hanging Heart

Sue Lyon photographed by Bert Stern for film LOLITA ELUSIVE Magazine Dimitria MarkouBert Stern
Sue Lyon for Lolita

Roy Lichtenstein The Ring (Engagement) 1962 ELUSIVE Magazine Dimitria MarkouRoy Lichtenstein
The Ring (Engagement)

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