Body Politics: Victorian Politician Fiona Patten's Erotica Collection - *Warning* Explicit Content

Sale closes 20 September 2019 - 13:00

Sale 8822A - This sale is closed for bidding
Sale 8822A - Lot 5101 - Ingrams Perfex Enema Kit c1900

Lot 5101,   [clock31560834]

Ingrams Perfex Enema Kit c1900

Estimate: $80 - $120

Sale 8822A - Lot 5102 - Board Games: Courtship and Marriage; LOVE: a party game...for adults only

Lot 5102,   [clock31562404]

Board Games: Courtship and Marriage; LOVE: a party game...for adults only

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sale 8822A - Lot 5103 - Polynesian Nut Cracker, c1930s - h. 35; w. 7cm

Lot 5103,   [clock31560859]

Polynesian Nut Cracker, c1930s - h. 35; w. 7cm

Estimate: $80 - $120

Sale 8822A - Lot 5104 - 1920s Burlesque Dancers Shoe Horns (possibly from George St. Club) -

Lot 5104,   [clock31560862]

1920s Burlesque Dancers Shoe Horns (possibly from George St. Club) -

Estimate: $80 - $120

Sale 8822A - Lot 5105 - Miniature Rabbits carved Ox Horn, Chinese (possibly c1800s) - h. 3, l. 4.5cm, d. 1.5cm

Lot 5105,   [clock31561111]

Miniature Rabbits carved Ox Horn, Chinese (possibly c1800s) - h. 3, l. 4.5cm, d. 1.5cm

Estimate: $80 - $120

Sale 8822A - Lot 5106 - Malaysian Carved Figurine - h. 9, l.9, d. 4.5cm

Lot 5106,   [clock31561118]

Malaysian Carved Figurine - h. 9, l.9, d. 4.5cm

Estimate: $80 - $120

Sale 8822A - Lot 5107 - Arabian Nights - 76 x 34.5cm

Lot 5107,   [clock31561121]

Arabian Nights - 76 x 34.5cm

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sale 8822A - Lot 5108 - Danish Sailors - 76 x 34.5cm

Lot 5108,   [clock31561140]

Danish Sailors - 76 x 34.5cm

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sale 8822A - Lot 5109 - Valentino - 76 x 34.5cm

Lot 5109,   [clock31561143]

Valentino - 76 x 34.5cm

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sale 8822A - Lot 5110 - Adventures of a Taxi Driver - 76 x 34.5cm

Lot 5110,   [clock31561144]

Adventures of a Taxi Driver - 76 x 34.5cm

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sale 8822A - Lot 5111 - Cinderella 2000 - 76 x 34.5cm

Lot 5111,   [clock31561147]

Cinderella 2000 - 76 x 34.5cm

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sale 8822A - Lot 5112 - Cindarella - 76 x 34.5cm

Lot 5112,   [clock31561149]

Cindarella - 76 x 34.5cm

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sale 8822A - Lot 5113 - Naughty Nymphs - 76 x 34.5cm

Lot 5113,   [clock31561150]

Naughty Nymphs - 76 x 34.5cm

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sale 8822A - Lot 5114 - The History of the Blue Movie - 76 x 34.5cm

Lot 5114,   [clock31561151]

The History of the Blue Movie - 76 x 34.5cm

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sale 8822A - Lot 5115 - Klute - 76 x 34.5cm

Lot 5115,   [clock31561152]

Klute - 76 x 34.5cm

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sale 8822A - Lot 5116 - The Arrangement - 76 x 34.5cm

Lot 5116,   [clock31561153]

The Arrangement - 76 x 34.5cm

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sale 8822A - Lot 5117 - Mrs Barrington - 76 x 34.5cm

Lot 5117,   [clock31561154]

Mrs Barrington - 76 x 34.5cm

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sale 8822A - Lot 5118 - The Beach Girls; Just Love to Get Physical - 76 x 34.5cm

Lot 5118,   [clock31561155]

The Beach Girls; Just Love to Get Physical - 76 x 34.5cm

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sale 8822A - Lot 5119 - The Nude Bomb - 76 x 34.5cm

Lot 5119,   [clock31561157]

The Nude Bomb - 76 x 34.5cm

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sale 8822A - Lot 5120 - 7 Exciting Romps...more sexy canterbury tales - 76 x 34.5cm

Lot 5120,   [clock31561158]

7 Exciting Romps...more sexy canterbury tales - 76 x 34.5cm

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sale 8822A - Lot 5121 - Let Us Play Sex - 76 x 34.5cm

Lot 5121,   [clock31561159]

Let Us Play Sex - 76 x 34.5cm

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sale 8822A - Lot 5122 - The Sterile Cuckoo - 76 x 34.5cm

Lot 5122,   [clock31561160]

The Sterile Cuckoo - 76 x 34.5cm

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sale 8822A - Lot 5123 - Big Thumbs - 76 x 34.5cm

Lot 5123,   [clock31561161]

Big Thumbs - 76 x 34.5cm

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sale 8822A - Lot 5124 - Clockwork Bananas - 76 x 34.5cm

Lot 5124,   [clock31561162]

Clockwork Bananas - 76 x 34.5cm

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sale 8822A - Lot 5125 - Sex Service - 76 x 34.5cm

Lot 5125,   [clock31561163]

Sex Service - 76 x 34.5cm

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sale 8822A - Lot 5126 - Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice - 76 x 34.5cm

Lot 5126,   [clock31561165]

Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice - 76 x 34.5cm

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sale 8822A - Lot 5127 - Lady Chatterleys Lover - 76 x 34.5cm

Lot 5127,   [clock31561167]

Lady Chatterleys Lover - 76 x 34.5cm

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sale 8822A - Lot 5128 - Personal Services - 76 x 34.5cm

Lot 5128,   [clock31561169]

Personal Services - 76 x 34.5cm

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sale 8822A - Lot 5129 - Carnal Knowledge - 76 x 34.5cm

Lot 5129,   [clock31561171]

Carnal Knowledge - 76 x 34.5cm

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sale 8822A - Lot 5130 - The Last Tango In Paris - 72 x 98cm

Lot 5130,   [clock31561173]

The Last Tango In Paris - 72 x 98cm

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sale 8822A - Lot 5131 - Austin Powers, the Spy Who Shagged Me - 99.5 x 70

Lot 5131,   [clock31561178]

Austin Powers, the Spy Who Shagged Me - 99.5 x 70

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sale 8822A - Lot 5132 - Eyes Wide Shut - 100.5 x 70

Lot 5132,   [clock31561179]

Eyes Wide Shut - 100.5 x 70

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sale 8822A - Lot 5133 - Erotic Art: International Museum of Erotic Art - 91.5 x 44.5cm

Lot 5133,   [clock31561181]

Erotic Art: International Museum of Erotic Art - 91.5 x 44.5cm

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sale 8822A - Lot 5134 - Say I do To Gay Marriage - 42 x 59.5cm

Lot 5134,   [clock31561188]

Say I do To Gay Marriage - 42 x 59.5cm

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sale 8822A - Lot 5135 - The People vs Larry Flint - 65.5 x 34cm

Lot 5135,   [clock31561190]

The People vs Larry Flint - 65.5 x 34cm

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sale 8822A - Lot 5136 - Antoine Bernhart Lénfer des Enfers - 60 x 40cm

Lot 5136,   [clock31561193]

Antoine Bernhart Lénfer des Enfers - 60 x 40cm

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sale 8822A - Lot 5137 - Jon Kudelka - Sell Sell Sell 16.5 x 25cm

Lot 5137,   [clock31562248]

Jon Kudelka - Sell Sell Sell 16.5 x 25cm

Estimate: $80 - $120

Sale 8822A - Lot 5138 - Alberto Vargas works from the Max Vargas collection -

Lot 5138,   [clock31562390]

Alberto Vargas works from the Max Vargas collection -

Estimate: $80 - $120

Sale 8822A - Lot 5139 - Last Tango in Paris - 26 x 33cm

Lot 5139,   [clock31560729]

Last Tango in Paris - 26 x 33cm

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sale 8822A - Lot 5140 - ZABRISKIE POINT - 74 x 32cm

Lot 5140,   [clock31560770]

ZABRISKIE POINT - 74 x 32cm

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sale 8822A - Lot 5141 - THE HAPPY HOOKER - 72 x 32cm

Lot 5141,   [clock31560775]

THE HAPPY HOOKER - 72 x 32cm

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sale 8822A - Lot 5142 - FLESH GORDON - 68.5 x 31cm

Lot 5142,   [clock31560780]

FLESH GORDON - 68.5 x 31cm

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sale 8822A - Lot 5143 - EROTIC DREAMS - 71 x 30.5cm

Lot 5143,   [clock31560784]

EROTIC DREAMS - 71 x 30.5cm

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sale 8822A - Lot 5144 - Comic Postcards - 30 x 20cm (overall)

Lot 5144,   [clock31560803]

Comic Postcards - 30 x 20cm (overall)

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sale 8822A - Lot 5145 - John Willie - The Adventures of Sweet Gwendoline

Lot 5145,   [clock31562360]

John Willie - The Adventures of Sweet Gwendoline

Estimate: $30 - $50

Sale 8822A - Lot 5146 - Dean Beck - Exit 09 - Love Ass 30.5 x 43cm

Lot 5146,   [clock31560601]

Dean Beck - Exit 09 - Love Ass 30.5 x 43cm

Estimate: $100 - $200

Sale 8822A - Lot 5147 - Nayland Blake (1960 - ) - Dont Leave Me This Way: Art in the age of AIDS 79 x 51cm

Lot 5147,   [clock31560505]

Nayland Blake (1960 - ) - Dont Leave Me This Way: Art in the age of AIDS 79 x 51cm

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sale 8822A - Lot 5148 - Womens Weekly March 1998 - Sex and Power, Hillarys Hold over Bill... 54 x 40.5cm

Lot 5148,   [clock31560205]

Womens Weekly March 1998 - Sex and Power, Hillarys Hold over Bill... 54 x 40.5cm

Estimate: $80 - $120

Sale 8822A - Lot 5149 - Masturbate-a-thon - Promotional brochure for San Francisco Centre for Sex and Culture 2007 30 x 41cm

Lot 5149,   [clock31560093]

Masturbate-a-thon - Promotional brochure for San Francisco Centre for Sex and Culture 2007 30 x 41cm

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sale 8822A - Lot 5150 - Kylie Minogue La La La -

Lot 5150,   [clock31562393]

Kylie Minogue La La La -

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sale 8822A - Lot 5151 - Norman Lindsay (1879 - 1969) - Pen Drawings

Lot 5151,   [clock31562384]

Norman Lindsay (1879 - 1969) - Pen Drawings

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sale 8822A - Lot 5152 - Marshall Cavendish - Encyclopedia of Love and Sex

Lot 5152,   [clock31562367]

Marshall Cavendish - Encyclopedia of Love and Sex

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sale 8822A - Lot 5153 - Guido Crepax - Emmanuelle, Bianca and Venus in Furs

Lot 5153,   [clock31562361]

Guido Crepax - Emmanuelle, Bianca and Venus in Furs

Estimate: $20 - $30

Sale 8822A - Lot 5154 - Alfred Rose - The Register of Erotic Books (2 Volumes)

Lot 5154,   [clock31562388]

Alfred Rose - The Register of Erotic Books (2 Volumes)

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sale 8822A - Lot 5155 - Various Artists compiled by Arnold Genthe - Highlights and Shadows

Lot 5155,   [clock31562395]

Various Artists compiled by Arnold Genthe - Highlights and Shadows

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sale 8822A - Lot 5156 - Eddie Muller and Daniel Faris - Grindhouse

Lot 5156,   [clock31562397]

Eddie Muller and Daniel Faris - Grindhouse

Estimate: $20 - $30

Sale 8822A - Lot 5157 - Ilia Chidzey - Male and Female Studies 71 x 50cm (sheet size) each

Lot 5157,   [clock31561198]

Ilia Chidzey - Male and Female Studies 71 x 50cm (sheet size) each

Estimate: $80 - $120

Sale 8822A - Lot 5158 - Erotici Scriptores (AF) -

Lot 5158,   [clock31562401]

Erotici Scriptores (AF) -

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sale 8822A - Lot 5159 - Custom Shoes Co -

Lot 5159,   [clock31562400]

Custom Shoes Co -

Estimate: $20 - $30

Sale 8822A - Lot 5160 - Esther Haase Sexy Book - SexyBook

Lot 5160,   [clock31562403]

Esther Haase Sexy Book - SexyBook

Estimate: $20 - $30

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The Bodypolitics collection was put together by Fiona Patten and Robbie Swan through the 1990s and the 2000s. During this time they ran the nation's sex industry lobby group, the Eros Association and were constantly coming into contact with erotic art and ephemera. They decided to collect it under the name of the National Museum of Erotica. In 2000 they launched the Museum on the main street of Canberra with over 400 items on display.

Not happy with the developing nanny state in Australia they decided to form a political party and called it the Sex Party. After almost winning a Senate seat in 2010 and again in 2013, Fiona Patten was elected to the Victorian Parliament in 2014. She was re elected in 2018 for a further four years.

Their increasing involvement in politics meant that their involvement in curating and procuring erotic art took a hit and in 2009 they decided to mothball the collection until they had achieved their political agenda and then re launch it. However re election in 2018 brought on the decision to sell the collection.

They travelled widely with their political lobby work and purchased interesting material wherever they could. Some of this is reflected in Patten's 2018 biography published by Allen and Unwin entitled 'Sex, Drugs and the Electoral Roll'.

The material offered for sale in this auction is not meant to be indicative of a fine art auction but more of a personal collection of material that was purchased always with an eye to using it in anti-censorship campaigns.

Typical of this approach is the offering of what is possibly Australia's oldest brothel collection. Elizabeth Keartland was said to be one of Melbourne's first high class masseuses offering her services to the professional community in the early 1900s. The collection consists of the three main items that identify her establishment as a gentleman's 'relaxation retreat' - as opposed to a 'house of ill-repute'. The pair of spelter statuettes, which were said to have adorned her reception area, were possibly made at a Geelong foundry but could also have been imported from England. They are fine examples of art nouveau for those who couldn't afford the bronzes and are emblazoned with copper inscriptions at the base of 'Confidence' and 'Discretion'. Just what every tired politician who came through the door wanted to be assured of in those days. Her brass plaque was made by Little Collins st manufacturers, C.C. Roeszler, who did many of the professional signs in Melbourne in those years. The collapsible green quilted-leather and horsehair massage chair, is a corker. It would have taken 'sir' from an upright sitting position from which he would no doubt have had a scotch or gin to calm him down after his busy day, through to a prone position from which Ms Keartland would have been able to minister to his tension areas. Left to the Museum by a kind but anonymous benefactor.

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