In addition to its books and blogs, Supervert has written a number of essays and reviews over the years. Anything about William Burroughs appears on RealityStudio. The essays on contemporary art stem mostly from the 1990s, when Supervert wrote criticism for the major New York art magazines.
"Horror Panegyric" is Supervert's essay on the Lord Horror novels of Savoy Books' David Britton and Michael Butterworth. Published in book form in 2008, the entire essay — along with excerpts from the novels — is available for free on supervert.com
"Sadistic Introduction to a Masochistic Book" is Supervert's introduction to the Bookkake edition of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's classic Venus in Furs, published in book form in 2008.
Written in the month following the terror attacks of 9/11/2001, "Perversion and Terror" ponders the role of perversion in a world of terror.
Essays about Art and Reviews of Art Exhibits
Bestiality (sex with animals) in the history of art and particularly in two mechanized works by contemporary artists Paul McCarthy and Mat Collishaw
Analysis of the work of Matthew Barney — aka Bjork's husband — in terms of power, askesis, impedance, force, and sliminess
The nude and its paradoxes in the work of contemporary artist John Currin. You may also read this in español: Desnudos de John Currin
Analysis of the "weirdness," sexism, and painterly virtuosity of Currin's painting. Also includes an interview with the artist. This text was included in the monograph accompanying Currin's first major solo museum exhibition, in France and in Londo. You may also read this in español: John Currin: Boomerang
Description of the implicit cruelty that occurs when transposing classical art-making techniques to live subjects, as in the work of Vanessa Beecroft
Review of an exhibition featuring the necrotic photographs of Joel-Peter Witkin
Review of an exhibition documenting the sadomasochistic performances of this seminal Viennese performance artist
Review of an exhibition featuring the nymphet works of lolita painter Rita Ackermann
Discussion of the "Celebration" series of paintings and sculptures by Jeff Koons
Defense of the outrageous, violent, supposedly sexist paintings of Zap Comix legend and underground artist Robert Williams. This was the first article dedicated to the artist in a major "art world" publication.
Review of [sic], the brilliant first book by artist Sean Landers: "...if shrinks of the future hope to illustrate logorrhea (think logo + diarrhea) with his wordy painting, now they can also cite his arty literature..."
Exhibition catalog for the first-ever gallery showing of drawings and paintings by horror meister Clive Barker
Review of an exhibition featuring autobiographical photographs by Beat poetry legend Allen Ginsberg
Review of works by an artist who considers plastic surgery a performance art
Review of an exhibition featuring the groovy pink wallpaintings of this pomo psychedelic artist
Review of an exhibition featuring the propagandistic work of artist Barbara Kruger
Review of an exhibition featuring brilliant, sinuous works that propose a botanical sexuality
Love for Queen Adreena's Katie-Jane Garside and her temporary possession by murder victim JonBenet Ramsey.
Review of William T. Vollman's attempt to forge a "moral calculus" of violence.
Review of the first volume of David Cronenberg's Collected Screenplays.
Review of director Steven Shainberg's wonderful film Secretary.
A mini-essay about films relating to the Marquis de Sade.
Review of a memoir of Proust written by Proust's longtime chambermaid, Céleste Albaret.
Review of Mark Dery's book I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts: Drive-by Essays on American Dread, American Dreams.