“Erotikon VII” (Letterpress)


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The last of seven prints in the Erotikon series, 2009.

In his 1908 essay “Ornament and Crime,” Austrian architect Adolf Loos declared “All art is erotic. The first ornament that was born, the cross, was of erotic origin. The first work of art, the first artistic act was erotic…”

These works on paper are visual—and tactile—explorations of the idea of erotic iconography, what Loos might characterize as erotic ornament. These Erotikons do not explicate, they implicate; rather than unfold and expose, they enfold and entwine.

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EDITION: 50 signed and numbered; 2 artist’s proofs

DIMENSIONS: 13.5 x 11 inches
MEDIA: Letterpress printed in black and white inks on French Dur-O-Tone Butcher Orange 80 lb. Cover

PRINTING: Digital Engraving / San Francisco
DESIGN: © 2009 Mark Fox / BlackDog / San Francisco

Image of “Erotikon I” (Letterpress)
“Erotikon I” (Letterpress)
Image of “Erotikon II” (Screen Print)
“Erotikon II” (Screen Print)
Image of “Erotikon III” (Screen Print)
“Erotikon III” (Screen Print)
Image of “Erotikon IV” (Offset Litho + Blind Emboss)
“Erotikon IV” (Offset Litho + Blind Emboss)
Image of “Erotikon V” (Screen Print)
“Erotikon V” (Screen Print)
Image of “Erotikon VI” (Screen Print)
“Erotikon VI” (Screen Print)
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