About this project
12 Inches of Sin is an international juried art exhibition that explores eroticism and sensuality through the lens of contemporary art, with one twist: every piece submitted for consideration must not be larger than one foot square. This inclusive, mouthwatering, curated show pushes boundaries, fascinates, turns on, and captivates. This sexy new art book series pleases with its wide-ranging and creative selection of fetish, beauty, unflinching voyeurism, bizarrely fantastic, sublime nudity, metaphor, and amorous moments. The range of creativity will astound! The exhibition has become the largest international juried art exhibition in Southern Nevada. The books feature 126 artists from 16 countries, as well as insightful and humorous texts about the history and significance of erotic art.
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What is 12 Inches of Sin?
The exhibition features sophisticated, intelligent, witty and provocative artworks from around the world.
Throughout its history, 12 Inches of Sin has featured the most innovative, daring, and beautiful examples of erotic art. For the inaugural call for art four years ago, the competition received forty submissions from artists from five different countries. As the exhibition has grown and become more established, more competitive, and increasingly international in scope, we have achieved a record of three hundred submissions from twenty countries.
And as the exhibition expanded each year, so have the art publications. Each year we have improved upon the art catalogs at great financial cost. We have tried various printers, as well as options such as print on demand. Unfortunately, these routes proved either too expensive or simply were not of the quality such inspired work deserved.
Our new hardcover high quality catalogs will be a par excellence set of groundbreaking books highlighting the finest of contemporary erotica with vivid reproductions and critical writing, sure to become an important and inspiring volume in the collections of artists, art patrons and dealers and those who have a personal love for erotica. We have successfully transformed the art catalogs into superlative art books with forewords, introductions, artist texts, and biographies.
Where is 12 Inches of Sin?
Held at Sin City Gallery, 12 inches of Sin is the largest international juried art exhibition in Las Vegas. www.12ofsin.com
Who is Sin City Gallery?
Sin City Gallery is a revolutionary Las Vegas gallery showcasing cerebral sexy artwork in countless mediums. Founder Dr. Laura Henkel is a leader in the promotion and curation of erotic art. She has brought erotica to front and center through a series of curated solo exhibitions by groundbreaking artists, as well as group shows juried by experts in the field of art, performance and culture.
An established venue for the finest of cerebral sexy art and erotica, Sin City Gallery is well known for expanding the visibility and critical reputation of erotic art. Committed to promoting these artists, the gallery has been producing the 12 Inches of Sin exhibition and catalogs as a labor of love. www.sincitygallery.com
Why support 12 Inches of Sin to publish hardcover art books?
Sin City Gallery is small gallery committed to producing the highest quality of art exhibitions for its artists and patrons. By helping us pay for printing costs, you are supporting this often misunderstood and underrepresented genre.
Samples of books were submitted to retailers to see if there might be an interest and they liked what they saw. Retailers enjoyed the sophistication of art presented and the first order was placed. Ironically, retailers are in place, but there are no books to give. The cost to print was too prohibitive. This Kickstarter campaign will pay for printing so we may promote 126 artists from 16 countries.
What is the breakdown of costs to produce?
It will cost $20,000 to produce the hardcover four-volume set. The breakdown is $5000 per volume (including taxes and shipping fees) with a minimum order of 1000 per volume. Kickstarter charges a fee for funds raised. In order to pay for the printing costs, an additional $5000 has been calculated to fulfill Kickstarter's fees. Should the campaign surpass the requested amount, additional monies will be applied toward the development of new distribution markets.
How Does One Support 12 Inches of Sin?
Contribute financially. Share our Kickstarter campaign with friends. We had fun creating the rewards in this campaign, and we hope you do, too.
When will Rewards be shipped?
Once the Kickstarter campaign is complete, your Hot Date will be shipped within one month of the campaign closing. Stick It Places, Up Against The Wall, Hand Job, Clothing Optional, Bibliophiles, Cuddle Party, and a Foursome will be mailed in six months from the campaign closing. Foursome With Benefits will be received eight months from the campaign closing. The Orgy and Full Frontal will be received eight months from the campaign closing. The Bukake will be received one year from the campaign closing.
Can I Purchase Items After The Campaign Closes?
Every item in our campaign has been designed for Kickstarter. It will be possible to purchase unsigned copies of the art books, for $29.99 per volume through our website and select retail stores. Depending on the popularity of our 12 Inches of Sin stickers, wall graphics, handmade soap and t-shirts, we will announce availability and the retail prices of these items at a later date.
Thank you for supporting the arts, 12 Inches of Sin: So Much Art You Can Barely Fit It All In - Volumes I - IV, and making this dream a reality.
Risks and challenges
We do not foresee any risks or challenges.
We know that this reward will become a prized possession and well worth the wait for art aficionados.
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