Lesbosexy Art Attacks NSFW Sunday

Welcome to NSFW Lesbosexy Sunday! This week we’re looking at art that tangentially relates to tastefully naked lesbians.

Look, a gallery! (For more Cristy C Road, go HERE and for more Laurenn McCubbin, go HERE.)

 

Related:

+ If you have not read Alison Bechdel’s Dykes to Watch Out For, you need to go do that first.

!W.A.R.: Voices of a Movement is a ground-breaking documentary on women, art and change by director Lynn Hershman Leeson. Interview videos, transcripts and biographies from the documentary are available through Stanford. Because nothing is sexier than feminist change.

+ Did you know the Guerrilla Girls were still active?

+ The Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art was established in 1990 and provides a showcase for art that is often prevented from appearing in other galleries.

+ Once upon a time Autostraddle covered the Most Iconic Lesbionic Photos Ever. And the wage gap for creative women.

Lesbian Art in America: A Contemporary History, by artist and art teacher Harmony Hammond, is a in-depth look at lesbian art in the twentieth century. From Publisher’s Weekly:

“Lesbians have an uneasy relationship with the art world establishment. [...] Hammond combines a historical overview of art shows, conferences and publications with written portraits of, and interviews with, representative artists from diverse backgrounds. Internationally recognized artists like Kate Millett, Louise Fishman and Catherine Opie rub elbows with those known primarily within political circles. While the writing offers little in the way of formal analysis, the collection itself is a handsome tribute to lesbian creativity.”

Naked Truths: Women, Sexuality, and Gender in Classical Art and Archaeology, edited by Natalie Boymel Kapman, Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow, and Claire L. Lyons, according to Amazon:

“The articles in Naked Truths demonstrate the application of feminist theory to a diverse repertory of classical art: they offer topical and controversial readings on the material culture of the ancient Mediterranean. This volume presents a timely, provocative and beautifully illustrated re-evaluation of how the issues of gender, identity and sexuality reveal ‘naked truths’ about fundamental human values and social realities, through the compelling symbolism of the body.”

Outlooks: Lesbian and Gay Sexualities and Visual Cultures, edited by Peter Horne and Reina Lewis, looks at gender identity and visual expression. According to Amazon:

“Outlooks explores the relationship of lesbian and gay sexualities to visual representation. [...] This volume provides a space for lesbian and gay artists to exhibit their work and discuss its relationship to sexuality. It allows for a wide ranging theoretical and historical discussion of the place of lesbian and gay men within visual cultures and shows how much has been missed by a heterosexist approach to art history and the study of culture.”

+ Also, check out: The Female Nude: Art, Obscenity, and Sexuality, by Lynda Nead; Power Up: Female Pop Art, by Angela Stief; and Angels of Anarchy: Women Artists and Surrealism, by Roger Cardinal, Mary Ann Caws and Patricia Allmer.

via hegreart via tinynibbles.com

And also:

+ Audible is giving the 500th episode of In Bed with Susie Bright away for free.

+ This sex toy or kitchen utensil quiz is surprisingly challenging.

+ It’s never too early to start learning how to make a vulva costume for next Halloween.

via pinktacolovers.tumblr.com

+ Support for vibrators is on the rise:

“Researchers enlisted over 2,000 women and 1,000 men to take part in the online study. Participants were asked whether they agreed or disagreed with positive statements like, ‘[a vibrator] is a healthy part of many women’s sex lives.’ They were also asked if they agreed with negative statements like, ‘[a vibrator] makes women too dependent on them for pleasure.’ Around 50% of participants ‘agreed’ or ‘strongly agreed’ with all positive beliefs about vibrators, while less than 10% harbored decidedly negative feelings.”

via laisser-sortir.tumblr

+ Why the word “cunt” is better than “pussy”:

“Slowly I’m getting used to people referring to my cunt as a pussy. But I don’t have to like it. I don’t have to encourage it. I tolerate it.

Then someone brought up the fact that cunt is, for most people, one of the most derogatory words you can call a woman. How can I like it when it’s used so negatively, has such baggage? And I say to them: you think cunt is offensive? You think cunt indicates disrespect? You think cunt is worse than pussy? Think about it. Cunt might be insulting, but pussy is condescending. Who gets called a cunt? Ball-busting, mean-ass, hatchet-hard women who have seriously pissed you off.” 

via pussylequeer.tumblr.com

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    Reason why I love Autostraddle n°647 : every week the NSFW Sunday gallery makes me think “damn how do they know I love that? This is the best gallery ever!”, and then every time the next week I am proven wrong with an even more awesome gallery.

    Also that first picture after the gallery, hot damn.

    (Oh there’s text too? I didn’t see it.)

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    I meant to read this post and then go do hours of algebra homework that’s due tomorrow.

    Getting through the gallery took about 20 minutes, and then I spent another 15 gaping at the first pic after the gallery. Then there were the links.

    Now I’m going to be up all night and you guys are amazing.

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    totally dig the art in fact it’s the best damn thing I’ve seen in a while… I love Dykes to Watch out for.. and the Guerilla Girls!!

    but one seemed misplaced…

    Willem de Kooning was known for his serious issues with women.. so guess I wasn’t expecting it in a lesbosexy spread

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    So I just joined tumblr, and these posts give me so many blogs to follow!! I love it!! The cunt vs pussy debate was very pertinent to me as my gf and I had that discussion the other night. She hates the word, it’s one of my favorites :P

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    I just wanted to say I really really appreciate the effort the Autostraddle team is putting into including a wider range of body types in the galleries. The work you are doing and the conviction behind that work is evident. I can’t tell you how validating it feels to see bodies that look like mine reflected in the Lesbosexy posts.

    Thanks for being awesome, yo.

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