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S3X Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery established in 2011, dedicated to promoting national and international artists, delivering original erotic fine art to established and emerging collectors and catering to special events. S3X Gallery was created in the very heart of San Francisco with the goal of furnishing the city with a centre of didactic information, based on a prolific theme, one found throughout humanity's history and across every culture: EROTICA. Visitors to the gallery can contemplate the development of eroticism through the various artistic and cultural facets of the human being: anthropology, archaeology, literature, plastic arts, history, antiquities, etc.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Grand opening of S3X Gallery is This Weekend!

Join this Friday and Saturday night for the Grand Opening of S3X Gallery. S3X Gallery is San Francisco's first full time erotic fine art gallery. Enjoy the breathtaking and thought provoking collection of erotic fine art from some of today's most acclaimed artists. Entertainment includes a live burlesque performance by The Hot Toddies, act by a magician, erotic poetry, and an interactive digital media installation of vintage erotica movies.

Come be a part of this celebration of the beauty and the power of the erotic. Its sure to be a night full of fun and surprises.

Buy tickets now through the Eventbrite website! Less than 50 tickets are left for Friday night. And Saturday night is filling up fast. So don't hesitate. To get the discounted price of $35, please enter "BLOG" for the referral code when buying tickets online or at the door.

DON'T FORGET - Ticket price includes free appetizers and cocktails.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Primitive Venus Could Be World's Oldest Erotic Art

A six-centimetre ivory figurine sporting large breasts and buttocks, which was found in 2008 in the Hohle Fels Cave area of southeren Germany's Swabian region, has been labelled as the oldest known example of erotic art.

The 35,000-year-old "German Venus" was carved by an artist out of the tusk of a mammoth and has been among a number of "objet d'sex art" discovered in the cave, including one carving that, according to researchers, could be interpreted as an ancient sex toy.
"This figurine was produced at least 35,000 calendar years ago, making it one of the oldest known examples of figurative art," said Professor Nicholas Conard of the University of Tubingen to Nature magazine.

Describing the importance of the find, Professor Conard said the discovery, "radically changes our views of the context and meaning of the earliest Palaeolithic art."

He also said the Venus may well have been a symbol of fertility, as were typical of later Venus figures. He added that the find may well turn out to be the earliest example of figurine art.

"The most noteworthy figurative representations of roughly comparable age outside Swabia are limited to the schematic, monochrome, red paintings on rock fragments from Fumane Cave in northern Italy; the standing figurine from Stratzing in the Wachau of Lower Austria; and the impressive paintings from Grotte Chauvet in the Ardeche in southern France," he wrote in Nature.

Possibly used as an ancient pendant, the figurine was found in September of 2008 in six separate fragments. The statuette is missing an arm and shoulder, which researchers say they are hopeful of recovering in ongoing excavations around the cave complex.

Article: Erotic City - How San Francisco went from prudish to porn capital

EXCERPT FROM THE ARTICLE: Erotic City - How San Francisco went from prudish to porn capital

In obvious ways, and in ways less obvious, sex shapes city living. That's true in all cities, of course, but in San Francisco — well, come on, it's San Francisco. "Yet, contrary to common lore," Josh Sides writes, "nothing in San Francisco's history determined it to become an internationally renowned bastion of sexual libertinism. Instead, sex radicals created it, despite fierce resistance from several generations of the city's residents."

Sides' new book, Erotic City: Sexual Revolutions and the Making of Modern San Francisco, delves deeply into familiar and forgotten matters of hedonists versus moralists, but with a big-picture perspective and a plain and simple premise: that comprehending urban culture depends very much on comprehending sexual culture, here and everywhere. As Sides puts it, "San Francisco's street-level battles over prostitution, pornography, homosexuality, nudism, transgenderism, 'social diseases,' AIDS, and marriage have prefigured the nation's for over half a century."

Sides has a knack for showing how the city's sexual and cultural evolution has not occurred linearly, but instead through an intense series of pendulum swings and other contrary movements. He reminds us, for instance, how the creators of On Our Backs, the first sex-positive feminist porn mag and (eventually) a beacon of late-'80s lesbian culture, got booed and almost beaten up for their explicitness at the 1985 Frameline film festival. "When On Our Backs sponsored a night of female erotica with Susie Bright at the Castro Theatre in 1989, the response was quite different from that in 1985," Sides writes. "The lesbian crowd spilled onto the streets; there were complaints again — this time the chief complaint that there was not sufficient lesbian erotica to satisfy demand." As for the "unspoken sexuality of Golden Gate Park," suffice it to say it now has been spoken. And it is hard to imagine what the writers of those editorials criticizing public hugging in the park in the 1870s would make of the Speedway Meadows Be-Ins and Gay-Ins about a century later.

To read the rest of the article, click here.

Using Erotic Art to get People in Their 20's interested in Art

Check out the article "Out of the Village" from the Erotic Art Network that talks about using erotic art to get young adults interested in art.

Here's an excerpt from the article:

“We figured that, with an erotic show, we'd get the people in their 20s and 30s,” says Jennifer-Lee Barker.
Barker is an organizer with the Conseil des arts du Qu├ębec (CAQ), the not-for-profit artist association that produces the Montreal Erotic Art Festival, whose third annual art show, Provocation, will be unveiled on Thursday, Aug. 13 at the Just for Laughs Museum. “The whole goal of this is that, in the last couple of years, we've had a hard time getting younger people to come out and see art. We want to show them that wow, culture is cool, fun, beautiful.”

To read the rest of the article, click here.

Black Burlesque - an Feature from Ebony Magazine

Check out this amazing article from Ebony Magazine by going to http://www.ebony.com/entertainment-culture/black-burlesque-live-nude-girls.

I hope you enjoy this article on the rich past and present of striptease in the black community as much as I did.

Friday, January 27, 2012

David Steingberg's Photos will be featured at Grand Opening of S3X Gallery

David Steinberg will be exhibiting work from two of his collections: "Divas" and "Sex and Disability." His photography makes us reconside some of our preconceived notion about sex. It is an honor to add this long time San Francisco icon of erotic art to our roster.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

s3xploration - Buy tickets to the Grand Opening of S3X Gallery

Tickets for the Grand Opening of S3X Gallery are now available for purchase online thru Eventbrite. To buy tickets go to http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2820019755.

Its sure to be a night to remember with a live burlesque performance, interactive digital media installation, screening of vintage erotica, erotic poetry reading, and much much more.

Tickets are $50 at the door, or $35 in advance.

For more information, please visit our website at www.s3xgallery.com and go to the Events page.