Aaron Rayburn, Down the River, 2016 Aaron Rayburn, Down the River, 2016

Stone Jakobeen, Anita Jantzen Nude with Pearls, 1972 Stone Jakobeen, Anita Jantzen Nude with Pearls, 1972

Manara, Chiara [Pin-up] 2003 Manara, Chiara [Pin-up] 2003
Italian comic book artist Milo Manara is best known for his works which depict women in outrageous and erotic scenes. He once commented: ''A truck driver doesn’t hang a Rauschenberg or Jasper Johns painting in his cab; he puts up a nice pin-up. To my pin-ups I owe the fact that I can still entertain and be close to people: soldiers, truck drives, prisoners…''

Playboy USA; Lot with 21 vintage American Playboy issues - 1956/1979 Playboy USA; Lot with 21 vintage American Playboy issues - 1956/1979

The first issue of Playboy was issued in December of 1953, although it was undated, as Hefner was was not entirely sure he would publish any further issues. The centerfold for issue 1 was Marilyn Monroe and thanks to Miss Monroe's popularity, the first edition was a success. The magazine sold out and had a circulation of nearly 54 000.

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Siwer Ohlsso, Picture from Artmanclub Series, 1992 Siwer Ohlsso, Picture from Artmanclub Series, 1992

Swedish photographer Siwer Ohlsson spent the beginning of his career travelling through Europe before he settled down on the south coast of Spain in 1962. At a time when bikini-clad models were beginning to grace the covers of magazines, Ohlsson would scout models on the beaches of Spain. He is considered one of the first photographers in the world to pioneer the glamour genre with his works having featured in Playboy and Penthouse.

Pauline Réage & François Muller - Histoire d' O. Edition revue et corrigée précédée de Le Bonheur dans l'Esclavage de Jean Paulhan - Famot Editions / François Beauval 1977 Pauline Réage & François Muller - Histoire d' O. Edition revue et corrigée précédée de Le Bonheur dans l'Esclavage de Jean Paulhan - Famot Editions / François Beauval 1977

Histoire d' O. or The Story of O is an erotic novel published in 1954 by French author Anne Desclos under the pen name Pauline Réage, and published in French by Jean-Jacques Pauvert.

In February 1955, the work was awarded the French literature prize Prix des Deux Magots. However, at the time the French, authorities still brought obscenity charges against the publisher. The charges were rejected by the courts, but a publicity ban was imposed for many years.

Union Amsterdam, Nudist beach Protest, 1960s Union Amsterdam, Nudist beach Protest, 1960s

Oriental erotica, Ryusuitei Tanekiyo , Sexual Intercourse, ca 1885 Oriental erotica, Ryusuitei Tanekiyo , Sexual Intercourse, ca 1885

Japanese Shunga art reached its height in 1603 to 1867 and is still perhaps today, one of the most sensual art forms in art history. This example is a continuation of this genre which was inspired by illustrations in Chinese medicine manuals from the Muromachi era of 1336 to 1573.

Unknown photographer, Nude scene with car, 1970s Unknown photographer, Nude scene with car, 1970s

Bruno Schulz, Nude, 1938 Bruno Schulz, Nude, 1938

Cult: 13 numbers of Jacula in Italian - 1974/1982 Cult: 13 numbers of Jacula in Italian - 1974/1982

Olle Lindeborg, Miss Nude Competition, 1970 Olle Lindeborg, Miss Nude Competition, 1970

The history of nude beauty pageant stretches back all the way to the 1960s in Germany. Similar to other beauty contests, participants would take part in a number of 'talent' shows to compete against each other for the title.

All pieces featured are part of Catawiki's Erotica auction which ends on 18th November, 2016. Check out the full catalogue on Barnebys here.

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