Sex to Sexty: The Most Vulgar Magazine Ever Made!

Sex to Sexty: The Most Vulgar Magazine Ever Made!

by Dian Hanson
     
 

Daring sexual humor from the irreverent magazine Sex to Sexty Some call it the most vulgar magazine ever made; others see it as the last honest compendium of American sexual humor, starting just as the sexual revolution was expanding minds and stomping taboos, and ending when political correctness made all such humor socially unacceptable. Whatever your stance, the

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Daring sexual humor from the irreverent magazine Sex to Sexty Some call it the most vulgar magazine ever made; others see it as the last honest compendium of American sexual humor, starting just as the sexual revolution was expanding minds and stomping taboos, and ending when political correctness made all such humor socially unacceptable. Whatever your stance, the magazine Sex to Sexty was and is an outrageous collection of dirty jokes and cartoons published from 1965 to 1983 by Texas entrepreneur John Newbern, whose life was lifted straight from the pages of his publication. His partner in crime against good taste was hillbilly artist Pierre Davis, who created elaborate oil painted covers for each issue that celebrate every permutation of manly humor. No topic was safe from the lowbrow wit of these two men and the cartoonists they recruited to preserve what they called the 'True Jokelore of America'. Sex to Sexty reproduces all 198 covers of the magazine and many of the original paintings that adorned them. Then, in the first in-depth analysis of American sexual humor, author and editor Dian Hanson categorizes the great themes revealed by the thousands of cartoons and jokes into spreads with titles like Stinkfinger,—'Incest on the Best,—'Cannibal Cuisine,—and 'I Love Ewe!.' Raw, irreverent, uncensored and all-American, Sex to Sexty spares no gender, sexual preference, ethnic orientation, or hygienic dysfunction in bringing you what the magazine's original publisher called the 'World's Largest Accumulation of He-Man Robust Humor in the World.' Special fold-out dust jacket shows every cover image and unfolds to reveal a poster of a never before seen, unreleased Sex to Sexty coveroriginally deemed 'too tasteless' by the magazine's publisher, but definitely 'suitable for framing in your bar, rumpus room or bathroom'.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783822852231
Publisher:
Taschen America, LLC
Publication date:
01/27/2008
Edition description:
Not Appropriate For Children
Pages:
419
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.18(h) x 1.70(d)

Meet the Author

Dian Hanson is a twenty-five-year veteran of men's magazine publishing. She began her career at Puritan magazine in 1976 and went on to edit a variety of titles, including Partner, Oui, Hooker, Outlaw Biker, and Juggs magazines. In 1987 she took over the '60s title Leg Show and transformed it into the world's best-selling fetish publication. She is also the author of Taschen's Terryworld, Tom of Finland: The Comic Collection, and History of Men's Magazines six-volume set.

Mike Kelley, one of the most controversial, prolific and influential figures in contemporary art, was born in 1954 in Detroit, Michigan, and earned a Bachelors degree from the University of Michigan and a Masters from California Institute of the Arts. His work, often wickedly humorous and drawing on both high art and the vernacular with distinctively American iconography, ranges across media such as drawing, painting, sculpture, music, performance, writing and video projects, the last often in collaboration with artists such as Paul McCarthy, Raymond Pettibon and Tony Oursler. In 1993, The Whitney Museum of American Art held a major retrospective of his work. He lives in Los Angeles, and is a member of the graduate faculty at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena.

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