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Art and Sex from Antiquity to Now

Installation view of Seduced

Seduced explored the representation of sex in art through the ages presenting ancient alongside contemporary art. 

Featuring over 300 works spanning 2000 years, it brought together Roman sculptures, Indian manuscripts, Japanese prints, Chinese watercolours, Renaissance and Baroque paintings and 19th century photography with modern and contemporary art. 

Seduced presented the work of around 70 artists including Nobuyoshi Araki, Francis Bacon, Jeff Koons, Robert Mapplethorpe, Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt van Rijn and Andy Warhol among others. Stimulating the mind and the senses, provocative and compelling, Seduced provided the historical and cultural framework to explore the boundaries of acceptability in art. 

Tagged with: Art Gallery Archive

Curated by Marina Wallace, Martin Kemp and Joanne Bernstein

Media Partners: The London Paper, LBC 97.3fm


‘The bravest and most intelligent exhibition of the year ‘
The Guardian