Betty Dodson art

"Virgin Priestess"

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 07:41
Submitted by Carlin Ross

Betty did a series of market drawings in 2004 that she called her "granny porn".  This is one of my favorite images. 

Only the Inkling of an Orgy

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 07:57
Submitted by Carlin Ross

This is one of Betty's earlier paintings. 

I love her group nudes because you can see something brewing in her work - her nudes are restless looking for more.  In only a few years, Betty would join America's Sexual Revolution, her nudes would start fornicating, and she'd became a feminist icon.

Leda & the Swan

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 11:05
Submitted by Carlin Ross

This is one of my favorite drawings Betty did back in the 70's.  I scanned a slide of Leda and had it blown up and mounted on plexi glass.  It hangs in my home office.  During the day my eyes drift to Leda and I smile.

You can buy a print if you love it as much as I do.

Betty's Lingerie Drawings

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 16:50
Submitted by Carlin Ross

I came across these drawings while we were going through old photos and artwork for the re-release of Betty's memoir (there's a new final chapter and a ton of new photos). When she first came to New York in the 1950's, she worked as a commerical artist for an ad agency and spent most of her time drawing lingerie ads. She lived Mad Men.

I just love the detail on the girdle.

Betty's Acid Trip

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 10:06
Submitted by Carlin Ross

Betty painted this canvas after a bad acid trip where her lover became a skeleton. 

We were looking at the canvases in storage and I was captivated by this piece.  The blues are spectacular.

The Kiss That Inspired the T-Shirt

Thu, 11/21/2013 - 09:27
Submitted by Carlin Ross

We've decided to do a t-shirt line featuring images of Betty's art.  The Kiss will be one of the first pieces to be silk screened on a cotton shirt. 

This is Betty and her boyfriend Romeil...beautiful.

Woman & Swan

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:35
Submitted by Carlin Ross

This is one of my favorite Betty Dodson drawings.  I always try to work it into our powerpoint presentations but restrain myself.  I realize that bestiality can be controversial but it's so beautiful.

I'd love to kiss a swan. 

Happy Phalluses

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 13:00
Submitted by Carlin Ross

This is one of my favoriate marker drawings Betty did on vacation back in 2007. 

As Betty always reminds us, the clitoris and the penis are our organs for pleasure - our happy phalluses. 

Betty as Goddess

Thu, 08/08/2013 - 08:09
Submitted by Carlin Ross

This is one of my favorite self-portraits.  There's Betty in the goddess pose...with goddess colors...her head shaved...in perfect balance.

sigh

A Blue Acid Trip

Sun, 04/21/2013 - 15:04
Submitted by Carlin Ross

One of our interns has been photographing the 33 canvasses of Betty's art that we have in storage. Here's the first sample.

This is a painting Betty did of an acid trip gone bad where her boyfriend turned into a skeleton during sex.

The Angry C*nt

Sun, 08/05/2012 - 09:23
Submitted by Carlin Ross

This is one of Betty's hallmark feminist paintings: The Angry Cunt.  When you look at the breadth of her work, you can see her metamorphosis from artist to activist. 

We've all been there.

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