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LOLA MONTEZ: TAKE HER ADVICE

In 1858 a book called ‘The Arts of Beauty & Hints to Gentlemen on the Arts of Beauty’ was published by Lola Montez, the bombastic, whip-wielding, touring champion Spider-Dance exhibitioniste and bit-on-the-side for King Ludwig of Bavaria.

I added some cartoons, and Text Publishing brought the book out again in 1997 as a dear little hardback. Sadly, it’s now out of print. I’ve rummaged in the vault to find some of my favourite cartoons from the book, presented with “captions” provided directly from the advice of Miss Montez.

More info on "The Arts of Beauty"

Lolaromp
Lolastare
Lola sneer
Lolalarge
Lolabosoms
Lolacountess
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Are You the Devil - No I Am Just a Cakey Thing. Drawn for the book Real Gorgeous, c1995

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Darling I’m Just Getting my Knees Waxed c2000

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Ringing in the New Year: And Another Thing c2005

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Early Hermoine The Modern Girl cartoon, 1986

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PreMenstrual as Anything, c1990

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Blunderwoman, c1994

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You Know What They Say, 2016

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Forked: Ink and diamentes on wooden fork, 2012

Homage to Dr Seuss: feathers, oil and gouache, 2012

If It Please M’Lud: newspaper and gouache, 2012

Vaccinate: page from old medical advice book, ink (after unknown Medieval plague artist), 2012

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