Thomas Leycester Poulton was an English magazine and medical book illustrator, born in 1897. Upon his death in 1963 it was discovered he was also a prolific and imaginative erotic artist who produced hundreds of sketches and finished drawings of women proudly and exuberantly displaying themselves in ways shocking to conservative post-war Britain. Once one gets past the shock value it becomes clear that Poulton’s greatest talent was in portraying the human body in the sexual act, and since he did it with such rare insight many have argued he must have actually witnessed the orgies he put on paper. His ties to certain players in the 1963 Profumo scandal, breaking at the time of his death, hint that he may, in fact, have been the in-house artist at the parties that rocked the British Parliament. Poulton’s archive remained hidden from public view until the late 90s, when it turned up among the artifacts of an aging professional yachtsman who was dispersing his vast collection of erotica. Though Tom Poulton’s work tells us much about English society between 1948 and 1963, there is a universal quality to these images of joyous, uninhibited sexuality that transcends time and place.
Difficult to know even where this artist was born. I found it by chance at https://www.saatchiart.com/Michellentz. It seems to be German and the only thing I have found is a sentence that says the following
“Everybody is reactionary on questions they know about”
Better to see his work, there you will know him better as any artist
A Young British Artist (YBA), Sarah Lucas has been satirizing British culture, sexuality, and gender stereotypes since the early 1990s. Often utilizing found objects, she makes confrontational, bawdy sculptures, installations, photographs, and mixed media works on paper, full of Freudian implications. Like Marcel Duchamp before her, she finds euphemistic potential in everyday items, explaining: “Things acquire, accrue a kind of powerfulness to them.” Food, furniture, pantyhose, and cigarettes are the most common objects she incorporates into her work, crafting them into abject, hyper-sexualized genitals and fragmented human bodies, alongside cast concrete and bronze sculptures. In Au Naturel (1994), an early work and a taste of what was to come, Lucas evokes a couple in bed through the choice placement of two melons and a pail next to a cucumber and two oranges on a worn mattress.
Philippe Laferriere is a Visual Artist based in Thessaloniki, Greece. Born in 1974 in Toulouse, France. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts (1992-1995), has a degree in History of Art and graduated with a Master in Classical Archaeology at the University of Aix-En-Provence (1995-1999). The development of a survey about the painting of Macedonian Tombs brought him to Greece in 2000, where for a decade he worked as a conservator of works of art. Since 2010, he devotes his time to painting and took part in many group exhibitions and regularly shows his work through solo exhibitions and performances (action painting) in Thessaloniki and all over Greece.