Eroto~ To The Prurient Interest, Volume I

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9780972973106: Eroto~ To The Prurient Interest, Volume I

Eroto~ To the Prurient Interest, Volume I

A two volume retrospective of the sexual-erotic images of R. C. Hörsch

With introduction by S.E. Stokowski
and commentary by A.D. Coleman

120 pages, 101 images
Sewn binding, laminated cover

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About the Author:

Alternately an artist, filmmaker, composer, writer, porn performer, drug smuggler, some-time political activist,

art forger, air show pilot, army deserter, fugitive, sociopath, ex-convict and all-out villain, R. C. Hörsch's

life has been as colorful and obsessive as his art.

In the 1960's after briefly trying marriage and pursuits in engineering and computer science, he began working

in film and became known for his expertise in directing small children for television commercials.

Simultaneously, he started a career as a still photographer but supplemented his income as an art forger

specializing in Picasso etchings. Then, when his Viet Nam era draft deferments ran out in 1968, he began a seven

year stint as an army deserter that was ultimately resolved by presidential amnesty in 1975. For several years

during this decade, he reputedly fed both his love of airplanes and his adrenaline addiction by flying bales of

unscheduled freight into the U.S. from Mexico.

On a freelance basis, he made many live action clips for the Children's Television Workshop (Sesame

Street) during its pioneering first year but he is perhaps best known for his startling magazine photo

layouts which juxtaposed high fashion models and "skid row" escorts.

In the early 1970's he made several low budget features and directed many television commercials in conjunction

with producing and/or directing theatrical pornographic films like the 1973 cult classic The Erotic Memoirs

of a Male Chauvinist Pig which starred Georgina, Devil in Miss Jones, Spelvin. During this period, he

also began a career as a porn performer by doubling for the famous Harry Reems after a "splash" shot was lost to

a camera film jam. This career, now spanning over thirty years, continues to this day with regular appearances

in the Streets of New York public sex series and other films.

Unfortunately, ill-conceived, though technically impressive, engravings of Alexander Hamilton landed him in

Federal prison in 1974. Then an indictment for an equally ill-conceived 1976 venture into designer chemistry

marked the beginning of eight years as an international fugitive. He reportedly lived mostly in New Zealand and

Australia during those years but somehow managed to fly a BD5-J micro-jet aircraft in various U.S. air shows,

boldly (and foolishly) appearing on ABC's Wide World of Sports during the 1980 Reno Air Races.

His artistic career resumed in earnest shortly after completing his second prison term and then, during the

1990's, his steadily growing body of work began attracting international attention.

In 1993, he produced and directed a series of groundbreaking, "couples oriented," erotic documentaries entitled

Lovers: an Intimate Portrait for Candida Royalle's women-owned Femme Distribution Company. And in 1997 he

made a feature documentary about political activist and porn star Nina Hartley and the emerging pro-sex feminist

movement.

Over the past decade, his images have increasingly reflected his focus on the darker aspects of human sexuality

and today, the artist once noted for his sensitive feminist perspective is now known for his graphic and

increasingly misogynic and obsessive exploration of sexual extremes. And recently, he himself has become the

subject of a startling, compelling and disturbing documentary about "artistic obsession, dysfunction, sexual

abuse and degradation" entitled, Slaves.

Review:

"A wonderful, intense exploration of sexuality..." -- C. R. Saunders

"Hörsch's wild, magnificent, orgiastic display... possesses a stark brand of awe, candor, beauty and honesty." -- The Village Voice

"Lyric, lush, sensuous... elegantly seen and sexually provocative." -- A. D. Coleman, critic

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