Sexy Valentine’s Day art goes on sale at Sotheby’s London

QUARTZ | Selina Cheng:

Romantic love has long inspired artists, writers and musicians, and so has its consummation. In honor of Valentine’s Day, auction house Sotheby’s London is putting together its first-ever sale of erotic art. Titled “Erotic: Passion & Desire,” the auction is now showing 107 sexy lots from antiquity to modern days, which open for bidding on Feb. 16. Artworks include European paintings and sculptures of nudebaigneuses, Picasso’s sketches of a woman caressing herself, graphic Chinese scrolls and a collection of Japanese shunga (of course)… Read more

Image: Camille Bombois, Baigneuses Surprises (Surprised Bathers) (Sotheby’s)