The Kiss

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The Kiss

charcoal/pastel

40" x 27"

1968

This is one of the Love Picture series and the oval was added when I used it for an illustration in Self Love & Orgasms - a self publication that was between Liberating Masturbation and Sex For One. It was drawn from a photo of Grant and me with a timer on his camera. At the time, I knew it would be shocking to see an erect penis as it was verboten in the sixties. Still is today I believe unless you are watching porn. When it hung in the gallery, the director put it behind a large plant. That made it even naughtier but women seemed to enjoy it.