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Lost stash of 400 erotic drawings by Duncan Grant comes to light

An extraordinary stash of more than 400 erotic drawings by Duncan Grant that was long thought to have been destroyed has come to light, secretly passed down over decades from friend to friend and lover to lover.

Grant was a key member of the Bloomsbury group and one of the most celebrated and successful British artists of the mid-20th century. As a gay man he lived the first 82 years of his life as a criminal.

In the 1940s and 50s Grant made hundreds of drawings, many of them explicit and often influenced by Greco-Roman traditions as well as contemporary physique magazines.

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by Anonymousreply 1301/12/2021

WOW, amazing!

Never heard of him, thanks OP.

by Anonymousreply 110/08/2020

Yes, thanks OP. IMHO, erotic art is usually anything but. These, however, are quite beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 210/08/2020

Cousin of Lytton Strachey; had a baby with Vanessa Bell.

by Anonymousreply 310/08/2020

This is sick!!!

by Anonymousreply 410/08/2020

It's something of a miracle that they weren't destroyed. John Ruskin supposedly destroyed Turner's erotic drawings when he was in charge of the estate.

by Anonymousreply 510/08/2020

The Bloomsbury Group was wild. Duncan's (secret) daughter with Vanessa married Duncan's ex, David Garnett, when she grew up.

by Anonymousreply 601/11/2021

So he painted when the man go up into the man?

by Anonymousreply 701/11/2021

400 drawings found but the OP's link only shows two of them.

by Anonymousreply 801/11/2021

[quote] "...and one of the most celebrated and successful British artists of the mid-20th century."

I don't buy it. At least not from what I'm seeing in the article. Perhaps the British bar for artistic talent & expression was especially low during that time.

by Anonymousreply 901/11/2021

Smells like a really well fabricated story to bring in counterfeits.

by Anonymousreply 1001/11/2021

Makes me horny.

Can I have one of your cocks?

by Anonymousreply 1101/11/2021

[quote] I don't buy it.

Yes, I don't believe these drawings were "lost". They were archived and now they're being publicised to get a good price.

by Anonymousreply 1201/11/2021

Apparently he liked BBC.

He was regarded as strikingly handsome and IIRC had a fling with JM Keynes.

by Anonymousreply 1301/12/2021
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