Welcome To The Curios

The Curios have been gathered from near and far. They may be common-as-muck or one-of-a-kind. They may be worth a pretty penny or a dime-a-dozen. They may be horrifying, captivating, loathsome, or scintillating.

Whatever the cause of their creation, hopefully they bring enjoyment to someone out there.


Moderne Enzyklopädie der Erotik

Felix Labisse, Die Parzen

(I knew this one looked familiar. Check out this bookcover on Vintage Sleaze)

Bestandigkeit und Universalitat des Themas (Chinesischer Druck)


Moderne Enzyklopädie der Erotik

Unbekannter toskanischer Meister: Lucrezia mit dem Dolch. Rom, Galleria Borghese.

Beschneidung in Sakkara. Lit: J. Capart: Une rue de tombe-aux a Saqqarah (Eine Graberstrasse in Sakkara), Paris, 1899

Klinger: Jupiter und Antiope

Film und Beastialitat: Claire Gordon in Konga (Hermann Cohen, 1961)

Der Bock und die Nonne. Wasserspeier, der die Unzucht darstellt, an der Kirche Notre-Dame des Marais. Villefranche-en-Beaujolais.

Clovis Trouille: Zu Ehren Bretons

Royal Flushes - 5s


In the interests of pedantry...

I recently posted some selected scans from 'Moderne Enzyklopädie der Erotik', including a scan of Balthus' 'The Guitar Lesson'. Some days later, the fabulous La Contessa Tumblr posted a colour version of that painting, here, taken from a larger gallery, called 'Orazio Centaro's Art Images on the Web'.

In the colour version, you can clearly see that the original is from 1934, not 1954 as indicated in the Moderne Enzyklopädie on my blog.

Just goes to show you, you can't believe everything you read.

Amazing World of DC Comics Special Edition No.1 - Addendum

I realised I neglected to include two of the more interesting pages from my recent post of The Amazing World of DC Comics Special Edition No.1, so to rectify this, here are those scans.

I've always liked Neal Adams' Batman, but his Supes looks a little goofy.


Amazing World of DC Comics Special Edition No.1

Amazing World of DC Comics Special Edition No.1 is a commemorative magazine, which also acts as a program for Super DC Convention, held in February 1976, at Hotel Commodore, New York.

I received this bundled in with an Ebay purchase, acting as a bonus free gift, and also as protective padding for whatever it was I'd actually purchased. I'm always keen for more reading material, so it was a pleasant surprise. The other comics were a 'What If', a Superman, and a Hulk, if I'm not mistaken, and they were all severely water-damaged.

A quick side-note: Old crappy comics make really good wrapping paper for gifts. Of course, sound judgment should be used when deciding which comics to destroy.

I haven't scanned the magazine in its entirety, just some of the more interesting pages.

For the record, I'm not a Superman fan, by any means. DC is definitely my preferred stable (having given the world my all-time favourite title: Garth Ennis' Preacher) but I wouldn't say I'm an ardent follower of all titles. I was a steady collector of Batman and Detective for roughly a year, coinciding with the height of Bat-Mania in 1989, and have been trying to read as many of the trades I can (most recently, 'Hush'. And what a steaming pile of manure that was), but I'm still remarkably far behind on what's been happening in Gotham over all these years...

Ever see a man say 'Yaahooo!' to a snack-cake before?

Superman really is a dick.

So based on the pic on bottom right, am I to assume that Edward G Robinson once played the Man of Steel?

"He buys and sells us, but we like it"???

If you're wondering who or what 'Mego' is, try this site.


Moderne Enzyklopädie der Erotik

Balthus - Gitarrestunden (1954 1934)

Auguste Rodin - Les Fleur du Mal (1912)

Bellmer - Sade gewidmet (New York 1947)

Gius Barbaglia - Das Bad

'Eintraufeln von Aphroselinum...'

'Die Niederkunft von Tlazoltcotl'


Shame Spiral - The Image

I've introduced you to Shame Spiral before.

I've remixed her fantastic track, The Image, taken from her debut EP.

Here are both tracks for your consideration.


Shame Spiral - The Image

Shame Spiral - The Image (Voracious Appetite Remix)