Interview: Artist Polly Nor

We speak with the London-based illustrator ahead of her devilish, empowering exhibition "Sorry Grandma"

Polly Norton’s female characters are as 21st century as they come: fun-loving, unabashedly sexual, and doing whatever the hell they want—whether that is hanging out with devils, being devils, lazily sex surfing, or having some fun with lava lamps. The illustrator, who goes by Polly Nor, often uses nude and pastel hues to depict her characters, which seem equally vulnerable and strong. Each is drawn …

Aranka Israni’s “Nudes” Exhibition

Exploring the philosophical underpinnings of the photographer's debut solo show

Aranka Israni‘s first solo exhibition debuts in conjunction with Arles 2015, Les Rencontres de la Photographie, the international photography festival renowned for unveiling new work. For Aranka—who withdrew from the art world seven years ago seeking to imbue her practice with greater depth—the show marks a significant return. This show, “Nudes,” is an homage to, and an expansion of, the artistic accord formed with the …

The Sexy and the Unseen: Highlights from Paris Photo LA 2015

Vintage Polaroids from Guy Bourdin to glass plate negatives of 19th century Californians at this year's art fair

by The World’s Best Ever History and nudes: two of the many things that photography is known for. From Guy Bourdin’s vintage Polaroids culled from his personal collection, to Ralph Gibson’s black and white compositions, this year’s Paris Photo LA contained a wide array of work that would satiate even the most daring history buff. Here, we take a closer look at some of the …

Odiseo Vol. 5: (Not) Safe for Work

Folch Studio's sophisticated take on adult entertainment pairs essays on art and culture with artful nude photography

Since our initial introduction to Odiseo just over two years ago, we’ve been hooked. With each volume, the sophisticated adult publication delivers thought-provoking texts and essays on subjects ranging from art and culture to existentialism, interspersed between sections of artful nude photography. Published as an independent venture by Barcelona-based Folch Studios, Odiseo is expertly laid out and well-designed. Entitled “(Not) Safe for Work” and released …

Miami Art Week 2014: Reimagining The Human Form

Paintings and sculptures that reconstruct the figure in beautiful new ways

A centuries-long obsession with human form continues to inspire artists across all media. Both the familiar and the unknown, the easy-to-recognize and the purely abstract, it is the self and the other. At this year’s Miami Art Week, many works caught our attention that reconstructed the human image with refreshing perspective. Across both painting and sculpture, here are a few favorites from multiple fairs. Not …