Contemporary Erotic Drawing

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Encompassing the subjects of sexuality and erotica, The Aldrich Contemporary Museum presents this catalogue from the Contemporary Erotic Drawing exhibition, featuring more than 35 artists. In describing the immediacy and intimacy of drawing, Joseph Beuys once stated, Drawing is thinking, and indeed, for many artists, drawing is a highly personal and revealing process in which raw ideas are expressed, allowing spontaneous imagery or thoughts to emerge. And so, to examine the subject of eroticism and human sexuality, it seems appropriate to examine these 100 drawings. Many of the images seem to work against images in the media, and so define what is erotic and titallating in their own terms. This 204-page catalogue includes drawings in varyious media by artists such as Ida Applebroog, Cecily Brown, Leon Golub, Tracy Nakayama, Mark Dean Veca and Su-en Wong; features two essays by Sue Taylor and Wayne Koestenbaum; and biographical information on the artists.

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