Shagsterdam brings a little bit of Amsterdam to the streets of Williamsburg. The illustrator Sexedelica recreates the window scenes of the infamous red light district but adds a cute and funny twist by depicting characters in cuddly furry costumes such as a polar bear, snow bunny and snow leopard.
Sexedelica is an artist and illustrator working in New York City. She received her BFA in painting from Boston University. Upon graduation, a chance encounter at an art gallery landed her a position as a painter at Takashi Murakami's art studio. At nights, she would ritualistically sketch in her diary before bedtime. These sketches soon blossomed into her own subversive illustrated world. Through sensuous pen lines and dribbles of water color she explores the different facets of passion, sexuality and desire. Her work depicts fantasies real and imaged that waiver between the subversive and humorous.