“It does not matter how badly you paint, so long as you don't paint badly like other people.” — George Moore
"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.
Analysis of the work of Matthew Barney 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 London. 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
Bestiality in the history of art and particularly in two mechanized works by contemporary artists Paul McCarthy and Mat Collishaw