Thursday, June 21, 2018

Erich Heckel's Nude [Pre] Teen Model: 12-Year-Old Fränzi

Erich Heckel's Fränzi Reclining (German: Fränzi liegend).1910 is highlighted on page 46 of the book MoMA Highlights: 350 Works from The Museum of Modern Art. Fränzi was 12-years-old when the woodcut composition was done. 

The nymphet frequently posed for Heckel, a German painter, printmaker and founder of the artists group Die Brücke (English: The Bridge). The book states that Heckel and the Expressionists: "[...] were drawn to the natural yet awkward positions that she assumed because they were so unlike the artificial stances of professional models." 

I doubt that that was all that they were drawn to. 

Fränzi Reclining (German: Fränzi liegend).1910

Per Art & Popular Culture the critic James Auer opined:
"[...] in many ways [Fränzi Reclining] encapsulates the principal virtues of the entire Expressionist movement. At once frank and respectful, daring and compassionate, it depicts a girl-woman on the cusp of adolescence, innocent and free yet, at the same time, curious and knowing."
Standing Child. 1910. 

In addition, Fränzi was the model for Heckel's Standing Child (German: Stehendes Kind) 1910. The curator's notes on the Los Angeles County Museum of Art website states:
"While in Dresden the four Brücke artists used an adolescent girl named Fränzi as a model. The subject of this print, she was regarded as the ideal child of the new society, at once innocent and wise. Although there are traditional elements in this composition the standing figure, the landscape beyond the window there is nothing complacent about it. In contrast to her unformed, almost sexless body, the child's strong, crudely drawn face conveys in a minimum of detail an expression implying knowledge beyond her years."
And what is this knowledge that the curator is referring to? #rhetoricalquestion

Monday, June 18, 2018

Virginia's Nude Teen Instagram Sexting Ring

World Star Hip Stop posted that WRIC-TV, an ABC News affiliate in Richmond, Va, reported on April 5, 2014 that deputies are investigating a teen sexting ring involving over 100 middle and high school nymphets:
Deputies are conducting a major investigation into a teenage "sexting" scandal in Virginia involving more than 100 teens and more than 1,000 photos of underage girls posted to a social media account. 

The investigation, involving both middle and high schoolers across six counties, began when a mother reported suspicious activity on her daughter's Instagram account to a school in late March, authorities said. 

Reportedly, the sexting ring posted thousands of photographs of nude teens  - including some videos on Instagram: 

"Some guys made up an Instagram page, and they got naked pictures from all these girls, and they started posting them on the Instagram page," Kayla McNutt, a student at Louisa County High School told ABC News affiliate WRIC-TV in Richmond, Va. 

"I've seen the page, and there are like 13 naked girls on there," McNutt said. 

More than 1,000 Instagram photographs and some videos of naked teens were posted to the account, leading the sherriff's office to take swift action in taking the account offline, with the help of Instagram." 

Friday, June 8, 2018

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: "Uncle Roy" Candid Polaroids of [Pre] Teen Nieces

Saturday Night Live: Uncle Roy Sketch
I learned about Buck Henry's Saturday Night Live (SNL) Uncle Roy sketch from a footnote in Rosen's Beaver Street: A Modern History of Pornography. On season 4 episodes 5 (November 11, 1978) and 20 (May 26, 1979) of SNL, Uncle Roy bamboozles his nymphet nieces, Tracy (Gilda Radner) and Terry (Laraine Newman), into searching his pockets for "candy", exposing their panties for candid Polaroids, and participating in a bit of BDSM e.g., spanking and bondage.
In a 2009 episode of Archive of American Television, Henry reflected on the sketches by saying that Tracy and Terry were between the ages of 8 and 11 and that:
"The great thing about the sketch [...] the best thing about the sketch [...] they really liked, they really loved each other [...] So, when I asked them to throw down their little panties and let me take pictures of them standing on top of the coffee table [...] the giggling and the show of affection would just increase."
Henry further rationalized the sketches by sharing that they were written by not one but two women - Rosie Shuster and Anne Beatts. 
And he hoped that the sketches would start "interesting conversations in families across America about who was the Uncle Roy in their family."