LOVERS ARTIST SERIES: WINNING ART PRINTS ARE REVEALED

100% of Artist Series proceeds go directly to LGTBQIA+ Non-Profits

Happy Pride Month, Lovers! In honor of Pride 2021, we are so excited to announce the Lovers Artist Series: Pride Edition.

The Lovers Artist Series: Pride Edition featured the commissioned work of 10 LGBTQIA+ visual artists. In celebration of Pride and pleasure, Lovers commissioned this diverse group to create pieces of art that capture visually what “orgasm” feels like, looks like, and what it means to them.  


QUICK LINKS:

    1. What is Lovers Artist Series?
    2. Learn About Artist Series Non-Profits
    3. Shop Artist Series Prints
    4. The Winners of Lovers Artist Series: Pride Edition

What is Lovers Artist Series?

We created the Lovers Artist Series: Pride Edition to amplify the work of inspiring and transformative Queer artists, as well as to support non-profit organizations focused on serving the LGBTQIA+ community. At Lovers, we’re committed to creating safe and inclusive spaces for all people to be their authentic selves. This series is provocative and allows for continued conversations around visibility, acceptance, and the complexity of pleasure and identity.

We asked the public to help curate our first Artist Series collection by voting for their favorite piece of orgasm art. The 3 artists whose work inspired the most votes are Jenifer Prince, Jacq Frances, and Mazahir Hussain! The selected artists will each receive an additional $1000 to further honor their work. 

Artist Series Non-Profits

Print replicas of the 3 chosen artists’ Orgasm art are now available to purchase on our website until July 9th, 2021! All proceeds from the sale of the prints will go to Lambda Legal and APLA Health. You can own a piece of Orgasm Art while supporting the work of these important non-profits. 

Lovers is proud to support the work of Lamda Legal and APLA Health. 100% of proceeds after print costs from all Orgasm Art print sales will be donated equally between these organizations.

Lambda Legal is a 501(c)(3) national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people, and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

APLA Health is a California-based organization committed to achieving health care equity and promoting the well-being of the LGBT and other underserved communities and people living with and affected by HIV.

Lovers has been a fearless leader of the sex positive and sexual wellness movement for over 40 years. With 41 stores nationwide, our central mission is to educate, empower, and inspire people to celebrate their pleasure. 

Become a Patron of Orgasms! 

When you buy all three Orgasm art prints, you'll get free shipping! This special offer is only available when ordering the set of 8"x10" prints. Support LGBTQIA+ art, artists, and non-profit organizations by adding the set to your cart now!

Artist Series Winners

 

 


Jacq Francis: Brooklyn, New York

Jacq is an artist, comedian, actress, entrepreneur, and multidisciplinary sex symbol. Her piece is inspired by her fascination with a scene in the movie Fantasia where Greek gods shoot lightning from the heavens. It symbolizes the idea of being a goddess and striking the earth with pleasure, power, and electricity.

“[Orgasm is] thunderous applause from myself for myself (and perhaps to other romantic partners, but not necessarily).



Jenifer Prince
: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Jenifer is an artist who uses her art to bring forward visual representations of current and historic lesbian narratives. Her work is a combination of mid-century comic aesthetics, crafted narratives and pop-culture references. This piece was inspired by the idea of an explosion of sensations, represented by the expression lines surrounding the two women.

“ [Orgasm is] one of the ways we can connect with someone and with ourselves.”


Mazahir Hussain
: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Mazahir is a South-Asian illustrator with a background in creative writing. Through his art, he works to create representation of brown bodies experiencing romantic love, and break the connection between body hair and sexual aggressiveness. This piece was inspired by the “afterglow” of sex as a dreamy limbo between sexual rush and coming back to real time.

“[Orgasm is] a cute bonus to two (or three, or seven!) people finding each other easy on the eyes.”

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Further Readings

The New Censorship Laws Targeting Sex Workers
Why Lesbians Are Having More Orgasms
PrEP and the Decline of Condom Use in the LGBTQA+ Community

WITH PLEASURE,

LOVERS