A collection of erotic artbooks by famous international artists
Foreword from Caurette Editions
“The aggressive rejection of any nude artwork (and specifically the female nipples) on social media has influenced creators to the extent that many artists now avoid working with nudity altogether. Posted uncensored, their work has led to blocked profiles, deleted images, and platform bans, creating an industry stigma around the subject that artists are now cautioned to avoid. #hardcover is taking a stand; publishing explicit artwork created by established professionals who believe in the freedom to explore our sexuality and humanity through art.”
When we talked about this project with Spiridon Giannakis, we, at Editions Caurette all agreed that this book should exist. So, we started to work on it. It was not easy 🙂 Complications were multiples, ranging from managing a project with so many artists of different nationalities, not being able to use social medias to promote the project (well… that was to be expected!), being threatened (sure, we’ll “burn in hell”, but we already know that) and so on.
The only word given to the artists was : No Limits! (okay, two words). So be warned: this book isn’t for cold foot… Hang on ’cause it’s gonna be Rock’n Roll!
Following the (great) success of the 1st #hardcover (published in 2019), we have decided to publish a second volume… #hardcover2 has been funded on Kickstarter in May 2020, in eight minutes ! More artworkds, artists and surprises are waiting for you ! (More info here).
This is a project that was built together with the artists, with a lot of democratic decisions, pushing the limits of everyone’s creativity, even outside the creation of the works themselves. As such, every artist is being compensated with a big part of the profit. We want to be clear that by supporting this project you are also directly supporting the artists.
Faced with censorship, #hardcover is taking a stand, publishing explicit artwork created by established professionals who believe in the freedom to explore our sexuality and humanity through art.
Most of the artists contributing to #hardcover haven’t published any adult art until taking part in this project, which makes these volumes an exclusive window into their intimate thoughts. We wanted the artists to be free to create any content without boundaries, so the book contains expressions of ALL sexualities – and we wouldn’t want it any other way.