[NSFW] Les Jardins d’Eros

[NSFW] Les Jardins d’Eros/The Gardens of Eros (2005)
Stardom
24 x 32cm, 14 black & white plates portfolio

Following in the spirit of the Eros X Libris erotic portfolio, Moebius would release another portfolio exploring sexuality under the Stardom imprint called Les Jardins d’Eros (The Gardens of Eros) of a signed and numbered limited edition of 400.

Les Jardins d’Eros explores erotica through the surreal dreamscapes of Désert “B” (of 40 Days Dans Le Désert “B”), drawing on the visual language of mythology, symbolism and the supernatural. Each black & white plate is elegantly and meticulously drawn by Moebius with exotic characters and scenarios in an imagined sensual pleasure garden.

Les Jardins d’Eros, portfolio front
Les Jardins d’Eros, portfolio back
Les Jardins d’Eros, portfolio inside
Les Jardins d’Eros, portfolio inside
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Released a year later within the pages of Senso Magazine N°24 on the theme of Cinéma, Moebius drew a unique short 8 page colour comic centred around a cartoon avatar version of the artist himself (a concept first introduced in La Déviation and expanded further in his autobiographical stream of consciousness tomes Inside Moebius) who plays an erotic film director shooting film scenes that parody his own plates from Les Jardins d’Eros.

Senso Magazine N°24, magazine
Senso Magazine N°24, inside
Senso Magazine N°24, Les Jardins d’Éros, p.1
Senso Magazine N°24, Les Jardins d’Éros, p.2-3
Senso Magazine N°24, Les Jardins d’Éros, p.4-5
Senso Magazine N°24, Les Jardins d’Éros, p.6-7
Senso Magazine N°24, Les Jardins d’Éros, p.8

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