When will art be ready for erections again?

id_11985It’s time for art critics to pass the soap

While others avert their eyes, we toast Michael Kirwan on his fantastic book…




When Beryl Cook died four years ago there was a rush to celebrate her life’s work. Cheerful obituaries sprung up in national newspapers and across major TV channels, she was a “national treasure”. Yet throughout her career the art world refused to acknowledge Cook as one of their own.

Despite selling pieces out of her front room for around £20,000 on a fortnightly basis and receiving commissions from celebrity collectors, with no formal art education and no desire to write thought-scraping self-statements, Cook’s amusing paintings of fat Brits and their quotidian pursuits were deemed appropriate only for postcards and calendars.

A similar thing is happening in the world of erotic art today. Look at Michael Kirwan’s latest book Just So Horny, a glossy paged serving of over 100 of Kirwan’s homocentric cartoony paintings. It is immediately obvious from just flicking through that he is a brilliant artist. The compositions, facial expressions, classical references and power dynamics. His work evokes a psychological landscape that goes beyond the explicit and into a new dimension of the suggestive.

logo_smallBy Jack Cullen

ToFF Life Drawing Workshop – 14th April – LA

MODEL: Chris,

MODEL: Jared

Nude Figure
Drawing & Painting    

Sunday, 1-4pm   

Reservations Required
Miguel Angel Reyes, 323.782.0573

$25 suggested donation at the door.

MODEL: Chris

MODEL: Chris

















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