Art - A Sex Book

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Feted for his singular and controversial vision - and described by William Burroughs as the 'Pope of Trash,' John Waters has teamed up with acclaimed critic and curator Bruce Hainley to offer a unique, provocative and personal interpretation of sex and sexuality today for this 'exhibition in a book.'

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'Contemporary art is sex ... it's all about sex,' Waters tells us in the introduction, and in the book he and Hainley have carefully arranged a wide selection of works, from startling graphic depictions of the body and sexual acts to abstract images suggesting the erotic. Paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and video - all find their place here. In a frank and often hilarious conversation, the authors talk about their choice and their placing of the works. Along the way, they consider many of the issues raised by the art and discuss - with humor and seriousness alike - how it reflects attitudes towards sex and the body in today's world.

Questionnaires devised by Waters and Hainley, and answered by 14 artists featured in the book, offer colorful insights into sex and its relationship with art, while the authors' list of favorite 'sex reads' provide leads to further stimulation.

This remarkable and original book will appeal to anyone interested in exploring the place of sex within contemporary society and discovering how it continues to inspire and provoke our leading artists.

Featuring artwork by:
- Larry Clark
- Richard Kern
- Sturtevant
- Richard Tuttle
- Andy Warhol
- Weegee
- Sue Williams
- Tamotsu Yato
... and many more.

NOTE: All our copies come signed by John Waters.

Additional Information

Author John Waters / Bruce Hainley
Publisher Thames & Hudson
Page Count 208pp
Publication Size 8.5 x 9.25
Publication Notes Softcover, Color, SIGNED!
Publication Date 2003
ISBN 978-0500284353

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