Man of Letters at Art in America 
Art in America, April 1, 2015
“New Lovers,” a series of three erotica titles, launched this year concurrently with Chan’s Hugo Boss Prize exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum, “Nonprojections for New Lovers.” Part of the project, Chan says, is to get art-world people to read and discuss genre fiction that they wouldn’t otherwise read, or admit to reading. But these forays into popular narrative also help Badlands in the online market, exposing its catalog to bigger audiences.

  • New York Observer, March 23, 2015

    Barbara Pollack at the New York Observer interviews Paul Chan about his show at the Guggenheim Museum and the New Lovers series. She writes, “Chan connects the exploration of sexuality in the current series of books published by Badlands with such highly charged issues as campus rape and the… Read more

  • The Aesthete, March 13, 2015

    The Aesthete interviews Paul Chan about New Lovers. They write, “Flip through an issue of any fashion magazine and the ads practically scream ‘let’s talk about sex, baby,’ when, in reality, the sex conversation isn’t as open as it could be. Even though over the centuries erotic literature… Read more

  • Flavorwire, March 12, 2015

    Jonathan Sturgeon from Flavorwire writes about the triumph of Erotica in 2015 in light of Fifty Shades of Grey and highlights New Lovers as one of the up and coming forms of new erotica.  Sturgeon writes, “…erotica’s burgeoning cultural legitimacy is not restricted to mass entertainment…. Read more

  • MSNBC, March 11, 2015

    Wednesday Black author of How To Train Your Virgin and Paul Chan discuss smut with Krystal Ball on MSNBC’s The Cycle. Our favorite quote? “I’m not sure that 50 Shades of Grey got it right or got it wrong. But what’s important is that young people are responding to the idea that women can write… Read more

  • ArtFcity, March 11, 2015

    Paul Legault at ArtFcity writes about the book launch for New Lovers at the Guggenheim museum. He writes, “Do smart people really require different smut? Is porn better if I know the distinction between a pussy that heaves and one that pulsates? This question never got addressed during the… Read more

  • W magazine, March 11, 2015

    Katy Diamond Hamer at W magazine writes about Paul Chan’s Guggenheim exhibition “Nonprojections for New Lovers” and the release of the New Lovers books. She writes, “Chan, who is known mostly for politically charged digital animations, set out to rethink the idea of projected images in preparing… Read more

  • Dazed Digital, March 11, 2015

    Mandalena Munkonge at Dazed Digital interviews Paul Chan about his Guggenheim exhibition and New Lovers. She writes, “At the end of last year, controversial artist and publisher Paul Chan scooped the coveted Hugo Boss Prize – awarded every year to an artist who has made an outstanding… Read more

  • Bedford + Bowery, March 11, 2015

    Kelly McClure at the online magazine Bedford + Bowery writes about the book launch of New Lovers at the Guggenheim Museum. She writes, “There are one million awful and wonderful ways to go about writing about sex, and there’s no one wrong or right way. The beautiful thing about what Badlands… Read more

  • ARTBOOK DAP, March 10, 2015

    Madeline Weisburg from ARTBOOK | DAP asks our author Wednesday Black about her erotic fiction How To Train Your Virgin. Our favorite quote? Every woman has her own complicated take on sex and sexuality. Why not add my strange, small voice to the exploratory chorus? So I sat down as Wednesday… Read more

  • The Paris Review, March 10, 2015

    Jennifer Krasinski writes in the Paris Review about New Lovers and interviews Paul Chan about art and erotica. Our favorite exchange? JK: When I read the first two books in the series, I couldn’t help but giggle at the fact that both writers had a sharp elbow for a certain type of hipster male… Read more

  • The Wild, March 9, 2015

    Karen Iam at The Wild covers the release of New Lovers. She writes, “Is it a mythical king and his throngs of virgins, a ménage à trois or perhaps something more contemporary, like dating apps? Respectively, How to Train Your Virgin, We Love Lucy and God, I Don’t Even Know Your Name make up… Read more

  • New York Times, February 28, 2015

    Holland Cotter looks forward to Paul Chan’s exhibition at the Guggenheim museum, which opens March 6th, and mentions Badlands’s series New Lovers. Cotter writes, “Nonprojections for New Lovers involves video projectors beaming off into space, electrified shoes, windblown fabric and a series of… Read more

  • T magazine, New York Times Blog, February 25, 2015

    Nicholas Haramis at T magazine highlights New Lovers. He writes, “Delving into full-on erotica, Badlands Unlimited—the book press established five years ago by the 2014 Hugo Boss Prize-winning artist Paul Chan—will publish a series of three novellas.” Read the read on T Magazine. Read more

  • ARTnews, February 13, 2015

    Just in time for Valentines… Andrew Russeth of Artnews previews the upcoming releases for New Lovers. He writes, “Note that if you work in a moderately corporate environment you may want to wait until you’re home to give it a read. Badlands has also sent along some photos of people reading… Read more

  • Badlands is pleased to announce the premiere of our erotica fiction series New Lovers at the Guggenheim Museum on ☛♥ Tuesday, March 10 @ 7pm. Inspired by Maurice Girodias’ legendary Olympia Press, New Lovers features the raw and uncut writings of authors new to the erotica genre. Each… Read more

  • “Smutty books for smart people.” —T Magazine, New York Times Badlands Unlimited is pleased to announce the publication of our new erotica fiction series New Lovers. Inspired by Maurice Girodias’s legendary Olympia Press, New Lovers features the raw and uncut writings of authors new to the… Read more


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