Saturday, October 29, 2011

And now, a word from our guest blogger: Mia Matsumiya

Happy 25th birthday, La Luz de Jesus!
To celebrate, we rabidly frothed out a massive exhibit on Friday and Saturday, October 7 & 8, showcasing a staggering 76 boatloads of pop surrealist artists (some of them very prominent!) that have shown here over the last twenty-five years. Okay, so we didn’t actually calculate the exact number of boats, but it was a lot of artists – 142, to be exact, so it was at least the equivalent of a small fleet. This is actually only the first half of the show; the second half will be premiering in November and will feature 117 more artists.













The place was packed. Being 4’9”, it was pretty much a sea of torsos and nose hair with occasional flashes of artwork, but hey, that’s just the way it is for a 4’9”er. (NOT to be confused with a 49er in football.) Honestly, it was one of the most impressive shows I’ve seen in the last few years. It kind of blows my teensy, human mind that so much awesomeness can exist in such a small amount of physical space.Check out a couple of my favorites from the first installment: Paul Barnes’ “King Charles,” and Pol Turgeon’s “The Bishop, the Flower, and the Egg" (both above).

Craig LaRotunda’s “Feast of the Undead” (featuring nipple injury and flying, demonic, skull-carrying babies) makes me terrified of motherhood, so thanks a lot for that, Craig LaRotunda.



Also pictured from the first show: Sam Doyle's "He/She," Kim Scott's "Lookout," Joe Coleman's "The Triumph of Burlesque in the Age of Sodom and Gomorrah," Mark Gleason's "Sissy," and Jason D'Aquino's "From the Mouths of Babes."


Mia's favorites from La Luz de Jesus 25 Part 2 will be posted soon...

Monday, October 24, 2011

Ed Fox vol. 2: Pics & Press





The great folks over at TASCHEN sent links to a complete gallery of photos from Saturday night's Ed Fox II book release party and exhibition. Ed was joined by Adrienne Manning, Kayla-Jane Danger, Athena Fatale, April Flores, Sarah Boyd, Dian Hanson, Georgia Jones, Ashley Blue, Maxine, Lisa Boyle, Autumn Rose, Marriah, Destiney Walker, Julie K. Smith, Dave Naz, Carlos Batts and a whole bunch of fans, friends and family. Some of the Models featured in Ed's brand-spanking-new 2nd volume are: Jelena Jensen, Tori Black, Ryan Keely, Athena Fatale, Kagney Linn Karter, January Seraph, Violet Monroe, Kelly Space, April Flores, Kayla Jane Danger, Jessica, Codi Charmichael and Adrienne Manning. Special appearances by Aria Giovanni, Julie K. Smith, Destiney and Sadie West. If you couldn't attend but would still like to get a signed copy of the book, contact the shop pronto at (323) 663-0122, because we've got a limited number of copies left over!

The photos above are courtesy of Gordon from www.emmreport.com
And here are a handful of mentions (WARNING: may contain Not Work Safe content):

flavorpill
Artslant
Naz
Schmap
AVN
Fleshbot

Friday, October 21, 2011

Glamour From the Ground Up - Tomorrow Night!

Tomorrow night (Saturday, October 22) join us from 7-10 PM to celebrate with Taschen Books and photographer Ed Fox, the release of Ed's second art volume of fantastic foot fetishism. Fox will be joined by 15 of his subject models, all of whom will be happy to sign your copy of either volume of the book or DVD.

We'll be exhibiting 15 of the artist's best photographic prints (as featured in the new publication) in both large and intimate sizes –all of which are available for sale. This is an adults only exhibition, and one that promises to be WILD!

Among the models on the walls will be: Alexis Love, Aria Giovanni, Belladonna, Dita Von Teese, Faye Reagan, Kagney Linn Karter, Lacie Heart, Roxy DeVille, Tori Black, Valentina Vaughn and more!

Ed Fox is a native Californian. He studied commercial photography at the Art Center College of Design, where he was frequently admonished for his focus on erotic imagery. But passion for the art form drove him to make a difference in the adult industry. "I'm a well respected artist in an industry that is not well respected".

Commercially, his photography has earned him two Key Art Awards and distinguished recognition in the adult industry via Leg Show, Club, Penthouse, Barely Legal, Cheri, and several TASCHEN publications.

"My fascination with the female form and appreciation for light is what inspired me to become a photographer. "I create to satisfy the need to see a better image than the last and there is ample gratification if at least one other person values my work. The fans validate my vision and inspire me to create more."

Ed Fox: Glamour from the Ground Up DVD $17.99 each
Ed Fox: Volume 2 Book & DVD $39.99 each

The event starts at 7pm and closes at 10pm.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011