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Good Nudes!


We’re celebrating the release of MOO NUDES in this full color, limited Black Scat Classic Interim Edition.


This provocative collection of nude studies by Austrian painter Monika Mori—known internationally as “Moo”—was created with mixed media on stretched canvas and watercolors. Playful, moody, seductive, and aloof, the figures are animated by the dazzling colors of Ms. Mori’s palette, which bring to life these abstract forms. Moo Nudes is a slyly erotic celebration of the female body.


This edition is limited to 125 copies. SOLD OUT


Monika Mori


Monika Mori (known internationally as the artist MOO) was born in 1960 in Moedling, Austria, and studied Fine Art with Prof. Anneliese Beschorner. She amplified her scope as an artist by formal training and workshops in Spain, Germany and Florida. Since 2008, her work has been exhibited worldwide and is included in major and private collections.

In 2012, Black Scat Books published a collection of her work titled Shattered Rainbow. This volume represents her interaction with materials and colors in varied techniques. Studies of the female body are applied in mixed media technique on canvas with soft pastels, acrylics and oil. Her powerful watercolor paintings on artist
paper celebrate erotic femininity and the eternal enigma of women.

Ms. Mori currently lives in Maria Enzersdorf, Austria.

Is God Dead Again?

That question will be answered in the order in which it was received. But if you can’t wait that long, pick up a copy of C. S. Hibbard‘s THE OTHER SIDE: THE SHOCKING TRUTH BEHIND 100 CLASSIC PAINTINGS—just out from Black Scat.


Upon its release in the U.K. in 2009, The Other Side quickly became a bestseller. It has been translated into half a dozen languages and over two million copies have sold worldwide. Black Scat Books is honored to offer this provocative work to the American public in a new trade paperback edition—featuring 100 color reproductions, as well as a foreword by noted art historian Paul Forristal.

Includes paintings by 40 of the world’s greatest artists:  Allais, Altdorfer, Bosch, Botticelli, Bruegel, Caravaggio, Chagall, Cranach, Dali, DeVries, Ernst, Giacometti, Giotto, Goya, Greco, Holbein, Klee, Klimt, Leonardo, Magritte, Memling, Michelangelo, Millet, Monet, Paolo Uccello, Raffaello, Rembrandt, Renoir, Rousseau, Rubens, Schiele, Seurat, Tansey, Uccello, Van der Weyden, Van Eyck, Van Gogh, Velasquez, Vermeer, Veronese.

Cecil Sears Hibbard is the author of the acclaimed study Art & Religion: The Bohemian Divide (2005), and a collection of incendiary  essays: Leonardo’s Smile & Other Seductions (2007). His novel The Architect was nominated for the prestigious Booker Prize.


***UPDATE***We regret to announce that C. S. Hibbard has cancelled his U.S. book tour due to concerns for his personal safety. He will not be signing copies of The Other Side at City Lights in San Francisco (May 1); Book Soup in Los Angeles (May 3); Barnes and Noble / Mission Valley, San Diego (May 4). If you purchased tickets for the party at Chateau Marmont on May 6th, refunds will be provided here.

X-ray Visions

from Shattered Rainbow by Monika Mori

acrylics on x-ray by Monika Mori

When we first discovered the paintings of Austrian artist Monika Mori (known internationally as “Moo”) we were mesmerized by her abstract forms and bold colors. Her powerful imagery on x-rays using a palette knife opened a door to a world of fresh visions.

Black Scat is proud to announce the publication of Mori’s Shattered Rainbow—a highly personal series which includes both paintings on x-rays and works on stretched canvasses in mixed media. This is the first book publication of the artist’s work in the U.S. The unique Black Scat edition is limited to 150 copies.  SOLD OUT

Scattered Rainbow is a stage where emotions collide, splinter and re-animate. It reflects the artist’s belief that art is a mediator of the unspeakable.