Helmut Newton: Evi in Beverly Hills

      Evi, Beverly Hills, 1996 “I like the idea of trespassing. I got to write that down too. It’s quite true that what I am aiming at, even when I take portraits, is to get a scandalous picture. I would love to be a paparazzo.” – Helmut Newton EXPLORE ALL HELMUT NEWTON ON […]

Jean-Christian Bourcart on Camouflage, Voyeurism and Wearing Masks (1999)

      “I got the idea of camouflaging my camera in Frankfurt, where I was shooting an essay on its brothels.”     Interview conducted by Brigitte Ollier (Paris, October 9, 1999) English translation by R. Bononno   Madeleine I got the idea of camouflaging my camera in Frankfurt, where I was shooting an […]

Humid and Moist, a High-Definition Look at Bush in Minter’s ‘Plush’

  The pubes, natural, died white or starchy, mascara-black, are run through by fingers, caressed, teased out and tugged on.     By Owen Campbell, ASX, January 2015 To talk about Plush in the typical language of criticism, to say it is warm, close or intimate is understatement tantamount to mistruth. Marilyn Minter’s book is […]

Bunga Bunga: Italian Politics and the Index of Sexual Subversion

…the book is a small marvel that connects Silvio Berlusconi’s late night sex parties to the economy of interchangeable ways in which we, or perhaps better, Berlusconi sees the women involved as further interchangeable fodder for his aggressive Viagra induced fuckathons.   Bunga Bunga Self Published Lorenzo Tricoli By Brad Feuerhelm, ASX, December 2014 Two […]

Anton Corbijn on Kohei Yoshiyuki’s ‘The Park’ series 1971–9

“The images are far more erotic than most porno photographs…”   By Anton Corbijn, for Tate, May 2010 I had not been aware of Kohei Yoshiyuki’s work until I saw a review of his series The Park about two years ago, which was accompanied by a photograph that caught my eye immediately. The infrared grittiness […]

Conversations on Art with Larry Clark and Ryan McGinley (2003)

Tulsa, 1968 @ Larry Clark “I was coming out of the Fifties, you know, I’m like a child of the Eisenhower era where everything was hidden, everything was secret, there were all these things that weren’t talked about. Drugs weren’t talked about. Alcoholism in families wasn’t talked about. Child abuse wasn’t talked about. Nothing was […]

Larry Clark on Cutting through the Bullshit and Hypocrisy of America (2007)

 “People like Robert Frank inspired me. But I was really influenced more by people like Lenny Bruce.”   By Raphaël Cuir, Art Press, August 2007 A year ago, seven short films by Marina Abramovic, Matthew Barney, Gaspar Noé, Richard Prince, Marco Brambilla, Sam Taylor-Wood and Larry Clark were shown at Cannes under the title Destricted. […]

PHILIP-LORCA DICORCIA: “HUSTLERS”

  “These were men who portrayed themselves as a product in a city that sells fantasy, violence, and sex. As if they were one more thing to be consumed… Photography is an exchange. The original title for the project was Trade: as in the street word for prostitutes, as the exchange of services for money, […]

A Vast and Colorful Collection of Meta-transient Butt Plugs and Dildos

 from ‘Sale’ @ Tiane Doan na Champassak   A Vast and Colorful Collection of Meta-transient Butt Plugs and Dildos.   By Brad Feurhelm, ASX, November 2014   Tiane Doan na Champassak’s “Sale” by RVB Books is allegedly an examination of lost archive material sourced from the ever-shifting sands of the oracle known as the internet […]

Carlo Mollino’s Erotic Photography at Gagosian Gallery (2014)

Is it high art? Well, put something in a museum, as they say. Some viewers are sure to scoff at what might be misconstrued as pin-up girl pics; indeed, in unflattering light, they are nothing but the private fetishistic trove of an ageing man.   The Cult of the Polaroid, or the Work of Art […]