From June 24 – October 16, 2011 visitors to the Tate Liverpool will be treated to an exhibition called "The Pleasure Principle" featuring the work of René Magritte (1898–1967), which will be "the biggest exhibition of the Belgian surrealist’s work in England for twenty years." For those less familiar with the artists name, there is no doubt you have seen his famous "The Son of Man" painting.
According to the Tate's website, "Paintings will feature alongside drawings, collages, examples of Magritte’s early commercial work and rarely seen photographs and films. The exhibition will include iconic pieces by the artist as well as some more surprising works, offering visitors a fresh insight into the intriguing world of Magritte. Not to be missed."
"Along with his well-known masterpieces and early commercial work, the collection will also focus on Magritte’s sexy side. There’s even a separate room planned for showing six very rare and explicit drawings — “a tiny man walking towards a giant vagina,” a flying, winged phallus, and other illustrations for a 1940s erotic novella and a story by Marquis de Sade." as described on Flavorpill.
And if you want to read about the Guardian's use of "respectable erections" in regards to Margritte's work, keep reading: http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/may/22/rene-magritte-erotic-drawings-liverpool
To learn more: http://www.tate.org.uk/liverpool/exhibitions/renemagritte/default.shtm Thank you to Flavorpill for bringing this exhibition to my attention.