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The Naked Artist, by Rick Herold

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Tattoo Butterfly, by Rick Herold

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The Naked Artist

Herold’s auto­bi­o­graph­i­cal erot­ic tales take the read­er through his spir­i­tu­al search and explo­ration of his gay sex­u­al­i­ty. The illus­trat­ed sto­ries begin with his unique stint in the Navy, fol­lowed by art stud­ies in Paris, trav­els in Europe, a peri­od of monas­tic monk­hood, artis­tic suc­cess in Cal­i­for­nia and final­ly set­tling down with a life part­ner in Hol­ly­wood. Crit­ics referred to Herold as the ‘West Coast Andy Warhol’, where he became friends with Jim Mor­ri­son of the Doors, and cre­at­ed the first of the now famous White Par­ties.

Tattoo Butterfly

This is the bizarre sto­ry of a wealthy mar­ried man, Mick O’Brien, and his descent from a bored Bev­er­ly Hills exis­tence to his trag­ic fall — a mod­ern day Rake’s Progress. Mick meets a very mys­te­ri­ous young woman with whom he falls instant­ly and hope­less­ly in love. At a car­ni­val, she gets a small but­ter­fly tat­too and also talks him into get­ting one with her name on it. She abrupt­ly jilts him. In despair, he meets an artist who does cus­tom tat­toos. Mick masochis­ti­cal­ly gets a full body tat­too of but­ter­flies to relive the pain of his loss. The tat­tooist becomes Mick’s guide through his jour­ney to self-dis­cov­ery as he slides fur­ther and fur­ther into an under­world of erot­ic mys­ter­ies. Just as the hero finds sal­va­tion, a fright­ful­ly iron­ic twist of fate takes place. Tat­too But­ter­fly is a provoca­tive doc­u­ment of the 1970’s sex­u­al rev­o­lu­tion, explor­ing all sex­u­al com­bi­na­tions, both straight and gay.