Beardsley later converted to Catholicism, and would subsequently beg his publisher to “destroy all copies of Lysistrata and bad drawings...by all that is holy all obscene drawings."
Fortunately for us historical art lovers, his publisher ignored him. Ah, the good ol' mercantile greed.
My favourite of his, artistically speaking, are not the erotica ones though.
His erotic illustrations, as well as the dark and perverse images made him one of the most controversial artists of the Art Nouveau era. I'm interested in creatives who push the status quo. Amongst his extensive illustrations for books and magazines, he illustrated Oscar Wilde's play Salome.
The BBC made a drama Aubrey, following his later life. I couldn't find a video or further information about it. If you know of any sources, let me know.