Another Love Picture Favorite

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 16:57
Submitted by Carlin Ross

I had the original Love Picture slides scanned so we can release a line of prints...they're everyone's favorites.

This one is my favorite.  I'm one of the rare women who love 69.  Can you imagine what is was like to be at Betty's Love Picture Exhibition looking at these images in 1968?

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Love Pictures favorites

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 18:32
Patrick_R

In 1968 these pictures would have been mind-blowing. No pun intended. The art world was no doubt unready for such simple honesty. And I wonder how much it has changed.

They're great. Of all of

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 12:15
elin

They're great. Of all of Betty's art I've seen, I especially love her nude pictures of mother and child in blue hues. Please scan them soon, too!
Patrick, I think they are special today as well. Just pure realistic sex without editing and photoshopping is something we just don't see unless we consciously look for it.
I really love art, but can't afford even cheap posters of art. I've been thinking about I'd get if I just let myself run wild. It's probably be a mix of porn like Betty's, erotic photogarphs, family pictures and the kind of posters you have as a kid of kittens and unicorns with rainbows and stuff. Of course, everybody would think I was crazy or retarded or both. :-)

Art for your walls

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 12:39
Patrick_R

Elin, I can picture your walls as they might be if you could run wild, and I think they'd be very colorful, eclectic, and interesting. A mixture of erotic photos, Betty's art, colorful kid's posters, and family pictures would be a visual representation of a person's life journey from childhood to maturity. Something from every stage of life---not crazy at all!

Awww, thanks Patric. No, I

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 13:48
elin

Awww, thanks Patric. No, I don't think it would be crazy, either. But I think a lot of people would think it was very strange. There's still a part of me that loves those unicorns and I feel I've repressed that side because it's not part of adulthood. With adult eyes, it's tacky and not real art. The truth is I'm all things, both child and adult. I think everyone is, really.

Child and adult

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 14:08
Patrick_R

I agree. As an adult, I've passed playgrounds and found myself swinging on the swing set as I did when I was a kid, and I had a great time. The same when I've climbed a tree just for the fun of it. I probably got a few strange looks, but so what? We're all both child and adult, but society shames so many of us out of simple fun and enjoyment. We should all feel free to be ourselves!

Really beautiful

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 12:37
dwinetx

This drawing is incredibly beautiful.  I looked up other drawings from the exhibition, and they are wonderful.  I see why they are favorites.  Betty's art connects with me (and I suppose everyone who sees her work) on such an emotional level.
Please let us know if and when the prints are available for purchase.