La Galerie Provocatrice (Sexy Art Gallery)

erikfoto-eu-0333Never let it be said that Von Gutenberg only champions alluring and provocative photographs. Certainly we love our models, from Ophelia Overdose to Bibana Atada to Rubberdoll. We are proud as punch to work with the designers we do, thrilled with the array of worldwide photographers’ works we display and love the writers too. But just as important to all these other pieces and parcels to our magazine and website are the drawings, paintings and general artwork that we’ve come to love to feature. We’ve worked with truly the best in that regard, names like Armando Huerta, Fang Ling Lee, kinkyrocket.com. This is why we want to let you know about the awfully wicked sexy art gallery summer sale happening over at La Galerie Provocatrice.

The mission of this unique gallery is to advocate and encourage an openness and willingness to enjoy provocative art. The art shown in the Sexy Art Gallery is based on the premise that art can and “should stimulate a positive atmosphere wherever it is placed.” Buy showing and selling a chock-full collection of work from artists from around the world La Galerie Provocatrice gives width and breath to the sexy, the often-times fetish, the always artful and even sometimes fashionable.

The gallery and museum features shows and exhibits like “Rubber, Frills & Thrills.” and “Pornsaints” and artists like Antonio Biella from Italy, Claudie Hek from The Netherlands, Amy Matthews and Alejandra Guerrero from the USA and Australia’s Nila Vanwolf

The Sexy Art Gallery at the Erotic Museum (3rd floor) is at O.Z. Achterburgwal 54 Amsterdam open 11am to 1am f-sat 11-2 and they can be reached via: http://www.sexyartgallery.com/la-galerie-provocatrice-2/

They take online orders in dollars or euros, through all credit cards, PayPal or bank transfer. It would be in your best interest to give the gallery a walk thru if you are in town or a look through when online, You’d be surprised how provocative the world can be.

You might be surprised by how provocative our the Von Gutenberg couture collection could be as well. Check our wares out here:

 

Steampunk-ed Ya

In the wonderful text of our wonderful issue #6 (and I can say it’s wonderful as I had a direct hand in the text of issue 6) we have covered a lot of ground with our studies and even fiction centered round all things comic-al. We have M. Christian and Midori weighing-in with non-fiction ruminations, a couple of stories featuring the same characters-a continuing comic story without pictures-(one by me solo and another in collaboration with Tom Kennedy) and lots of other stuff that speaks to our theme (not to mention the sketches by Chainsaw Chuck, Armando Huerta and others).

We also have a little look-see page and blurb from the recently released Steampunk Gear, Gadgets and Gizmos: A Makers Guide to Creating Modern Artifacts, by Thomas Willeford. What’s Steampunk, you ask? Well culling a definition from the website http://www.steampunk.com we learn Steampunk is a ‘subgenre of science fiction and fantasy that includes social or technological aspects of the 19th century (the steam) usually with some deconstruction of, reimagining of, or rebellion against parts of it (the punk).’ In Steampunk stuff, as you will find readily in Mr. Willeford’s how-to book, there is a goodly amount of attention paid to clothes and gadgets, something we in the lifestyle are well aware of, and a certain swashbuckling-dare I say-sensibility, that fits in well with our comic’s issue.

We are tickled pink to include a piece about this McGraw-Hill paperback in Von Gutenberg #6 and you can buy the book here: http://www.amazon.com/Steampunk-Gear-Gadgets-Gizmos-Artifacts/dp/0071762361 as well as grab a copy of Von Gutenberg #6 here: http://www.vongutenberg.com/shop

 

 

 

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Fang Ling Lee

It really does pay to get out sometimes.

Erik V and I happened to spin through the NJ Exxxotica convention this year (as I already reported: http://www.vongutenbergblog.com/fantasy-news/exxxotica-n-j) and while there met quite a few people both he and I knew and made some new friends. Among the new was the artist Fang Ling Lee. Her work, displayed on a high make-shift six-wall ‘gallery’ set on her specific piece of pink carpet was so startling and sexy, and the artist herself about the nicest young woman one could ever wish to meet, that Erik made a decision right then and there to include her in issue #6.

Because this is an issue centered around comics, you’ll find schmushed right there between the pictures of our four models-cover girl MiMi Cherry, Canada’s Bianca Beauchamp, sultry Deanna Storm and the inimitable Miss Mischief-great art from people like Armando Huerta, Ed Mironiuk and Chainsaw Chuck.

And there is this great art from Fang Ling Lee, our new friend here at Von Gutenberg.

Check it all out at http://vongutenbergcouture.com/VG-Magazines.html and the lady herself at: http://www.fanglinglee.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pin Up Fetish: Vinyl Pin-up Sticker Art

aceshigh-stickerMARQUIS AMERICA recommends pin up stickers. Pin Up girls and Burlesque performers are a huge part of the fetish scene since many years. Dita von Teese and formerly Betty Page are the symbols of this fetish and art forms since a long time.

Just as the pin-up art of yesteryear adorned the war vehicles and fighter planes, pin-up art is still very much around and appearing on custom vehicles – be it motorcycle tanks, trucks, trailers, .. or even skateboards, or surfboards.

In terms of customizing motorcycles, and other vehicles, applying vinyl stickers holds the advantage of requiring no special preparation (apart from the obvious cleaning), and they can easily be applied by hand within seconds. Once the vinyl graphics are on, you are more or less ready to go! No drying times or having your ride off the road for any length of time while an artist completes the artwork. And then of course there is the cost advantage – airbrush artists will cost a job by the day or the hour, and it can get very expensive. And let’s be realistic, only a select few will be able to afford for their bike to host custom hand-painted art by one of the world’s top pin-up artists, so vinyl graphics are the ideal solution for many.

Some popular modern pin-up artists include Kirsten Easthope, who has her own unique style of creating rockabilly and retro glamour pin-ups, or Ralph Burch who produces retro pin-up art with classic gambling themes (among other works). Gambling themes are indeed popular in retro pin-up art, Michael Landefeld is another artist who produces retro style playing card pin-ups, and poker theme pin-ups, among his other works.

But pin-up graphics aren’t all about the retro. Modern glamour pin-up artists are thriving too, for example Keith Garvey and Armando Huerta. And don’t forget Olivia De Berardinis, who’s portfolio has much Bettie Page inspired art, as well as other glamor and fetish style pin-up art.

Of course authentic hand-painted pin-up art and graphics have their place and are wonderful for those who have the time, money and patience, and who care about their vehicles being authentically handpainted. But vinyl sticker art now makes customizing and personalizing your ride so much more accessible, and the fact that some of the best pin-up artists around provide their work as stickers and decals is a bonus!

For those in Europe, be it UK, France, Italy, or anywhere else in the EU, you can buy vinyl vehicle graphics from Rock Artist Studios. They supply Europe with a wide range of pin-up stickers and vinyl decals. You will find vinyl sticker art by the talented pin-up artists mentioned in the article above, as well as many others. They are a UK based business and only sell within the EU, however the same and similar designs can be found worldwide.

Source: http://pinupferret.com/

Pin Up Fetish: Vinyl Pin-up Sticker Art

aceshigh-stickerMARQUIS AMERICA recommends pin up stickers. Pin Up girls and Burlesque performers are a huge part of the fetish scene since many years. Dita von Teese and formerly Betty Page are the symbols of this fetish and art forms since a long time.

Just as the pin-up art of yesteryear adorned the war vehicles and fighter planes, pin-up art is still very much around and appearing on custom vehicles – be it motorcycle tanks, trucks, trailers, .. or even skateboards, or surfboards.

In terms of customizing motorcycles, and other vehicles, applying vinyl stickers holds the advantage of requiring no special preparation (apart from the obvious cleaning), and they can easily be applied by hand within seconds. Once the vinyl graphics are on, you are more or less ready to go! No drying times or having your ride off the road for any length of time while an artist completes the artwork. And then of course there is the cost advantage – airbrush artists will cost a job by the day or the hour, and it can get very expensive. And let’s be realistic, only a select few will be able to afford for their bike to host custom hand-painted art by one of the world’s top pin-up artists, so vinyl graphics are the ideal solution for many.

Some popular modern pin-up artists include Kirsten Easthope, who has her own unique style of creating rockabilly and retro glamour pin-ups, or Ralph Burch who produces retro pin-up art with classic gambling themes (among other works). Gambling themes are indeed popular in retro pin-up art, Michael Landefeld is another artist who produces retro style playing card pin-ups, and poker theme pin-ups, among his other works.

But pin-up graphics aren’t all about the retro. Modern glamour pin-up artists are thriving too, for example Keith Garvey and Armando Huerta. And don’t forget Olivia De Berardinis, who’s portfolio has much Bettie Page inspired art, as well as other glamor and fetish style pin-up art.

Of course authentic hand-painted pin-up art and graphics have their place and are wonderful for those who have the time, money and patience, and who care about their vehicles being authentically handpainted. But vinyl sticker art now makes customizing and personalizing your ride so much more accessible, and the fact that some of the best pin-up artists around provide their work as stickers and decals is a bonus!

For those in Europe, be it UK, France, Italy, or anywhere else in the EU, you can buy vinyl vehicle graphics from Rock Artist Studios. They supply Europe with a wide range of pin-up stickers and vinyl decals. You will find vinyl sticker art by the talented pin-up artists mentioned in the article above, as well as many others. They are a UK based business and only sell within the EU, however the same and similar designs can be found worldwide.

Source: http://pinupferret.com/