William Faulkner Illustrated

A few weeks ago I went to the Harry Ransom Center in Austin. They have an excellent section dedicated to new acquisitions. (And boy does it acquire.) I saw an Aubrey Beardsley piece from afar and went to look at it. But it wasn't Beardsley's. It was William Faulkner's.

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Body Hair in Art

Shunga piece

In the next few posts, I'll explore body hair in art history, especially on images of women. No this isn't a post about puberty like one of those books parents toss to their kids because they're afraid of the birds and the bees. It is rare to see female body hair in art, and that's worth exploring. Hell, hairy legs can still make headlines.  So where the heck is it in art history?