Oriana Small aka Ashley Blue plucks her pubic hair for the collectors edition of Girlvert: A Porno Memoir (Censored)
For the uncensored version of this video. Check my blog.
Limited to only 50 copies, and features:
* Limited edition copy of the book with stonecut edges and a very special French-flapped letterpress cover that distinguishes itself dramatically from the standard trade edition cover art and design (signed and dated by the author)
* Jacketed in handmade Japanese paper by designer Ted Nava, including one bulbous Oriana Small pubic hair plucked by Small herself and inserted into each sheet of dust jacket paper as it dries
* Slipcased in beautiful handmade plywood by Ted Nava
* One original Polaroid of Oriana Small by legendary photographer Dave Naz
* One limited to 50 5x7 (hand signed and numbered) lithograph of Oriana Small artwork NOT featured in the book
* Admission for one to your choice of XXX Nite with Oriana Small and Friends launch events in either Los Angeles or New York
Available from: rarebirdlit.com
Hairy Monsters - Die augenzwinkernde Hommage an die Pornos der 60er/70er Jahre entführt in Welten in denen Enthaarung kein Thema ist. Sanft im Wind wogende Schamhaar-Landschaften verwandeln sich durch die Optik eines Kaleidoskops zu bizarren, gefräßigen Lebewesen.
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Hairy Monsters - A witty homage to the porn films of the 60s and 70s, taking place in the worlds where hair removal is not an issue. The magnified, gently swaying landscapes of pubic hair are tranformed by a kaleidoscopic lens into bizzare, threatening creatures.
Inspired by Love Machine by Sol Lang – an art piece created using TroyArt robot for the Toy Art exhibit at MuBE (Museu Brasileiro da Escultura) in São Paulo, Brazil. Date of exhibit January 15th - 30th, 2011.
Museu Brasileiro da Escultura
Rua Alemanha, 221, Jd. Europa
São Paulo - SP - Brasil
Song: Strip-Teaser by Aniella (cc)
Recorded at 848 Community Space, June 24, 2000 to celebrate the opening of Tasmanian photographer Tony Ryan's show.
This is when I performed with my CHEROTIC ALL-STAR BAND at the opening of the first U.S. exhibition of the work of the Tasmania's erotic photographer Tony Ryan. It broke out in the second half of the performance into a very juicy erotic dance which pulled in several audience members!
When I reviewed Tony Ryan's first book of photography, “Beauty/Reality” for
the 7th issue of my zine, The Cherotic (r)Evolutionary, we had not met in
person. I met Tony on the Internet. I was searching for erotic art that
wasn't legs-spread, beer- can- in- the- ass- dildo- in- cunt- sucking- cock
parody on sex (such parodies have their place, but ...). And that is where
the world also met Tony. On the Internet is where Tony broke out of the
isolation that is felt by most artists who do not do fashionable art, who do
not fit in, or who run afoul of the local art power structure, and/or live
in the boonies ... In Tony's case, Tasmania! As our correspondence
continued, I encouraged Tony to live out one of his dreams, to come to the
Bay Area and show his photography in the U.S.. He was able to actually come
twice, appearing on my live internet show, The Shaman's Den, both times. In
2000, Tony showed his photography at 848 Divisadero, a radical art space in
San Francisco, where I had done a series of performances in the late 90s.
We did a great music jam to launch the exhibit. He also showed his work at
Passion Flower in Oakland, an adult shop where I also performed over the
years, doing all-night and other extended time ritual audience-participation
performances. Tony was eager to return in 2001, so I set two of my students
to work finding spaces that would host Tony's photography in San Francisco
and Oakland/Berkeley. This time, Tony was able to show in four different
spaces, including a repeat visit to Passion Flower, and an exhibit at
Artists Television Access (ATA) in San Francisco, an underground film/video
house where I have also shown my films. I was happy that Tony could show
his photos here, to expose a live audience to his work. He was also able to
do a series of photo shoots in the Bay Area while he was here.
Tony shows that by putting your art directly out into the world, you can
by-pass all road blocks that the power structures put in your way. The work
is humanistic (thus, truly feminist), completely erotic because it is not
limited by sex. Tony, as do I, admits to being especially attracted to
working with women, to what he calls the special tension. In fact, he
subtitled his first book, "Male Eye-Female Mind". By doing so, he called
attention to the major and active role of the female models in the creative
I think Tony's art and my own have evolved from similar beginnings. Some of
my earliest performances were what I call “street performances”. I had been
painting oils for years, painting with a brush strapped to my forehead,
painting nudes from magazine photos. One day, a rich woman asked me to paint
a nude of her. My wife set me and my paints up in the fancy living room as
the woman undressed. On that day I realized how art can give people
permission to do what normally is forbidden. This began my street series. I
sat on the center plaza, "selling newspapers". But selling papers was only a
context. The context for me was an excuse for watching people, talking to
people who had the slowness and the insightful curiosity to stop and
talk...a way for me to ask them to model for me. I painted a lot of the
special people from the street performances. I noticed the changes in the
people when they took off their clothes; how they relaxed, how they started
talking on a deeper level about important personal things.
In this same way, the nude body in each of Tony's photos is just the
starting point to reveal the "subject's" personality/spirit, to explore
relationships, and to dive into the magical intimate altered reality of the
shooting session, the special intimate reality created when artist and model
come together in art.
In this short documentary, I allow the viewer a glimpse into my process. I show to what extent the model is a collaborator in the production of my artistic nudes. As anyone can see, she is not objectified by any means, as some critics of nude photography would have you believe. Like Christelle in this film, all the models I photograph are strong minded, independent women, with great confidence and character. And all posses great beauty.