Bettie Page Spanked in Outer Space? New Art by The Spirit

Anyone up for a full moon?  Freaky, albeit somewhat chaotic, new art by The Artist Known as The Spirit. Perhaps the first ever artistic depiction in history of the legendary pin-up model Bettie Page being spanked in outer space.  Or some other spanko galaxy.  No wait. I think it’s supposed to be a movie set situated on Earth that depict space.  But the aliens are real.  Or something.  Confused?

For a higher-res image of this illo and to read The Spirit’s detailed notes on this artwork just perv on over Here[FYI: Check out December’s “Hustler” magazine for a 2-page feature on the spanking artwork of The Spirit!]


The Malt Shop: Classic Art by The Spirit

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It’s time once again to blog on one of my fav topics: spanking art. Above is a wonderful, evocative, retro-fueled piece from 1998, entitled “Today’s Special at The Malt Shop,” by The Artist Known as The Spirit, a masterful artist, as recently posted on his archives section of his online gallery. Today’s special at this malt shop is apparently rump roast. Well-done.

[On a side note, a splendid resource for modern and vintage spank art is the most comprehensive collection available on the Web at Veralsi’s Spanking Showcase.]

Here is the intriguing backstory on this artwork from The Spirit’s website:

This is the third of three 1950’s period pieces as modeled by, Alissa. I can picture life in the 1950s as an era when anyone-could-spank-anyone at any Continue reading “The Malt Shop: Classic Art by The Spirit”

The Artist Known As The Spirit

Just wanted to let you know that The Artist Known as The Spirit has a new website The Spirits Studio that is an archive of his fantastic and sensual spanking and erotic art.

The site also features The Spirit’s intriguing commentary on each piece.

To the left I included one of my favorites: “A Pout Sprout Out” (1997) and below right another stand-out and so VERY appropriate for this time of the year: “The Designated Driver.” (1998) Click On Images to Enlarge.

In addition, this site will feature a permanent gallery as well as a rotating gallery of his artwork.

Do check his enticing anthology “Spank Me: The Art of the Spirit” published in 2004 — a must-have art book for any spankosexual [available via]. I certainly hope a follow-up is in the works.

[Editorial Note: The Cherry Red Report featured an exclusive interview with The Spirit in May 2007 which you can read HERE.]

Below is a truly unique, provocative piece from his permanent gallery, entitled “How The War Was Won.” [Click On Image To Enlarge.]

The Spirit’s thoughtful commentary on this illustration is below. As always, reader feedback/comments are always welcome and appreciated.

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The Spirit: “I find this double-barreled image to be an important piece in my evolution as an artist. In an editorial context there is a clear political and patriotic symbolized meaning to this image.

“At the time I was creating this, the world was in its second year of its war on terror, and I was hoping for a swift and decisive conclusion to it, as there had been in WWII.

“Well, that was not meant to be, but at least we can smile when viewing this art work, as it reminds us of previous victories from yesteryear, and my incorporation of sensual fetishism and humor into the mix (which is not entirely unusual for me to do).

“In so much as the development of my art is concerned, this piece really clarified much as my style of art is further refined combining and supporting both painted and inked line elements within one harmonious image. Yes this image is humorous, but is it comical? And if it is comical, does that make it a cartoon? I certainly hope not. I guess I am pre-occupied with these worries.”

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