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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Fornicon (1969) is a book of adult illustrations by French artist Tomi Ungerer. It is a collection of sixty prints of scenes of funny machine-aided sadomasochistic male domination.

"Ungerer's linear vignettes of machine-enabled sex acts feature various sensation-producing contraptions that are Rube Goldberg-like in both their complexity and their often comic denouement."--Art in America (2014) by John Brooks Adams and Lisa Liebmann[1]
"The drawings are of 'machine dominated' sex acts with a focus on phallic imagery. [...] Two page foreword in German by Walther Killy."[2]
""Tomi Ungerer's sexual contraptions are not the soft machines of mind, nor the impalpable machines of human relationship, but the self-parodying, hard mechanicals of alienated geniality. They are pictures of a dehumanized screwing (and how relevant the mechanical pun is here) that is as far from the purely animal in one direction as the most sublimated idealizations are in another." John Hollander.. "[3]

Fornicon is also the alternative title to the film Pattern of Evil (1971) by George Harrison Marks.

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