Art & Sex from antiquity to now
12 October 2007 – 27 January 2008
Seduced explored the representation of sex in art through the ages. Featuring over 300 works spanning 2000 years, it brought together Roman sculptures, Indian manuscripts, Japanese prints, Chinese watercolours, Renaissance and Baroque paintings and 19th century photography with modern and contemporary art.
Seduced presented the work of around 70 artists including Nobuyoshi Araki, Francis Bacon, Jeff Koons, Robert Mapplethorpe, Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt van Rijn and Andy Warhol among others. Stimulating the mind and the senses, provocative and compelling, Seduced provided the historical and cultural framework to explore the boundaries of acceptability in art. Seduced was curated by Marina Wallace, Martin Kemp and Joanne Bernstein.
A full colour catalogue accompanied the exhibition.