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An elegantly curated four-volume hardcover book series featuring 126 artists from 16 countries. Provocative, sophisticated and fun.
An elegantly curated four-volume hardcover book series featuring 126 artists from 16 countries. Provocative, fun, and beautifully designed.
An elegantly curated four-volume hardcover book series featuring 126 artists from 16 countries. Provocative, fun, and beautifully designed.
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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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Rewards to Brighten Your Day and Ours

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.

Should you have a question, please do not hesitate to ask.

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    STICK IT PLACES

    Stickers that measure up! Share your support for 12 Inches of Sin. Stick it places: walls, briefcases, bumpers, and other people (with their permission).

    4 inch round adhesive stickers featuring the 12 Inches of Sin logo.

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    UP AGAINST THE WALL

    Go balls to the wall. Put them on the glass, the wall, or technically the ceiling. Feature a Best in Show winner to grace your walls. We are giving you something hot to look at. You are welcome.

    Your choice of one poster from our book covers, Volumes I thru IV | 16 inches x 20 inches | Self Adhesive Peel & Stick | Remove and Re-Use. Retail value of $25 each.

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    HAND JOB

    By pledging $15, we will give you a hand job. <Not that kind.> That’s illegal. We are giving you handcrafted soap that smells like delicious chocolate. You are dirty. Attempt to clean yourself.

    For external use only. Slight variations may occur, as these little beauties are all original; none are exactly alike but all are precious! Arrives in custom 12 Inches of Sin box.
    2 1/4" x 3 1/4" x 1 1/8"

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    CLOTHING OPTIONAL

    Because you can’t be topless all the time, give people a reason to stare at your chest! Silk screened with our 12 Inches of Sin logo, 100% soft spun cotton, choice of black or white. Wear it proudly, and entering wet t-shirt contests is up to you. (But if you do, send us pictures.)

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    THE BIBLIOPHILES | Volume I
    < Popping Cherries >

    Our first time, and yours! The inaugural exhibition features delightful artwork from Lebanon, Poland, Uruguay and beyond. A luscious cover features our grand Best in Show winner; Allan Teger’s photograph Mountain Climbers. Foreword by San Francisco Art Patron Henry Rosenthal. Signed by Dr. Laura Henkel. 62 pages. Retail value of $29.99.

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    THE BIBLIOPHILES | Volume II
    < Again and Again >

    We enjoyed the first time so much, we did it again. Featuring artists from Slovenia, Mexico, Germany and our own backyard, Volume II is sure to stimulate the senses. Jeff Wack's luminous digital illustration Oceana (Best in Show Awardee) graces our cover. But wait, there’s more. We had so many great submissions for the juried art exhibition; we introduced Le Salon Des Refusés Du Péché, a curated selection of meritorious works from all the great submissions. Foreword by the Founder of the World Museum of Erotic Art, Hans Van Der Kamp, Amsterdam. Signed by Dr. Laura Henkel. 90 pages. Retail value of $29.99.

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    THE BIBLIOPHILES | Volume III
    < More! More! MORE!! >

    Three times is indeed the charm and JP Rakehorn’s drawing Double Cross (Best in Show Awardee) makes for a compelling cover. This volume features artists from Bulgaria, New Zealand, Indonesia and the United States among others. Whoever said less was more? We say bollocks. 12 Inches of Sin continues to grow (pun intended). Foreword by the Founder of the Association of Erotic Artists, Christopher John Ball, London. Signed by Dr. Laura Henkel. 96 pages. Retail value of $29.99.

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    THE BIBLIOPHILES | Volume IV
    < May I Have Another? >

    You wanted more, we gave you more. Our most recent 12 Inches of Sin exhibition showcases art from Iraq, Canada, United Kingdom and other far-reaching places. Ray Elstad’s winning photograph Box Grid captures the diversity found in this exciting collection. Let’s face it, 12 Inches of Sin is so much art you can barely fit it all in! We have something for everyone. Foreword by the Founder of the Seattle Erotic Arts Festival, Allena Gabosch. Signed by Dr.Laura Henkel. 104 pages. Retail value of $29.99.

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    HOT DATE

    Coming to Vegas for our Party in the Afterglow, the official after-party celebration for 12 Inches of Sin? Be a very immense persona with tickets to our Party in the Afterglow, a burlesque-inspired evening of fun. Dress to impress. 2 VIP Tickets for May 2, 2015.

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    CUDDLE PARTY

    The gift that keeps on giving. Get up-close and personal by enjoying all four of our book cover posters, Volumes I thru IV. 16 inches x 20 inches | Self Adhesive Peel & Stick | Remove and Re-Use. A retail value of $100.

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    MÉNAGE A TROIS

    A lovely threesome if we do say so ourselves. Enjoy Clothing Optional, Up Against The Wall and a Hand Job (the legal kind).

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    FOURSOME

    Receive all four editions of our 12 Inches of Sin art catalogs, signed by Dr. Laura Henkel. Just remember, ordering through our Kickstarter gets your books signed. Not everyone gets signed copies. That makes them special, just like you. Retail value of $120.00 (and unsigned).

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    GETTIN' SOME

    Oh yeah. Get it. A Hot Date, a Cuddle Party and Foursome. Oh yeah.

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    FOURSOME WITH BENEFITS

    The mother load as we see it. A Foursome with signatures by each Best in Show artist.

    Francois Dubeau, a Montreal artist and a Judge for 12 Inches of Sin, is pledging four 8 x 10 prints to this pledge. This is an additional retail value of $120. (Please visit the March 10th post to see images what the images look like.)

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    THE ORGY

    A literal gang-bang of all things 12 Inches of Sin. We invite you to Stick It Places; Clothing Optional; enjoy a Hand Job <the legal kind>, Hot Date, a Cuddle Party; and we encourage you to savor a Foursome With Benefits, too. Don't forget an inappropriately long hug from Sin City Gallery (that will take a few, there’s more than one of us).

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    THE FULL FRONTAL

    Giving it to you good! A titillating package to Stick It Places; Clothing Optional (a black and a white t-shirt); one Hand Job, two Hot Dates, a Cuddle Party; and a Foursome With Benefits. Also offering an inappropriately long hug from Sin City Gallery. <We may cop a feel.>

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    BUKAKE

    An in-your-face package of The Full Frontal, with signatures by every artist gracing our pages.

    THERE WILL BE THREE LUCKY RECIPIENTS OF ALL OF THIS ACTION.

    Close your eyes. It could be you.

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