Genres and subcultures collide in the works of Ukrainian artist Bob Basset — the master mask maker whose work combines Bondage, Fetish, Steampunk Lit, and Industrial Sex into one eerily enigmatic artifice.
If you crossbred Pitof’s Vidocq with William Gibson’s Neuromancer and just a dash of Robocop, then Basset’s amazing array of leather-on-brass wonders would be the cybernetic progeny that results.
Hand-stitched ready-made masks will set you back about a grand, with custom jobs likely topping that, so these beauties are really for the serious collector more so than they are for the dabbler, but what a gift this would make for the master who has everything. Halloween, movies, masquerade balls, fetish cons, the private playroom — these sex machines are nothing if not multi-purpose. And anyway, money’s no object…
…when you’re in love with a strict machine.
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