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Not to be confused with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
MetArt
logo
MET ART logo.
Founded 1998
Headquarters Santa Monica, California
Area served Worldwide
Key people Alex Haig and G.A. Wayne co-owners
Industry Photography
Employees 50
Parent HLP General Partners, INC
Slogan(s) Where Flawless Beauty Meets Art
Website [1]
Alexa rank Negative increase 2,826 (April 2014)[1]
Type of site nude photography

MetArt is the flagship site of the MetArt Network, a group of erotic websites that explore nudity and explicit sex through artistic photography and video. It is an artistic nude photography[2] website owned by HLP General Partners Incorporated of Santa Monica, California.[3] The site features erotic photographs of partially or completely nude women, and has been online since 1998 (originally as MostEroticTeens.com).[4] Its guiding philosophy is to create high quality, artistic erotica, using award-winning photographers and beautiful models.

As of November 2012, it was among the top 1500 most visited websites according to Alexa Internet.[5]

History[edit]

Company structure[edit]

MetArt is one of several websites either owned or maintained by the MetArt Network.[6] Its sister site SexArt features "Romantic Porn" made for women as well as men, focusing on eroticism, sensuality and artistry. The photographs and movies have big budgets and high-class styling. Movies are often shot in exotic locations and feature beautiful girls and intriguing storylines.

Acquisitions[edit]

In February 2014, MetArt announced the acquisition of the Domai.com[7] and goddessnudes.com[8] websites, archives, and media.[9]

Domai.com[edit]

Founded by Eolake Stobblehouse in 1997, Domai.com is one of the industry's first soft-core sites. The site contains only nude pictures of attractive women plus stories and articles about beauty, culture and nudity.[9]

In March 2013, MetArt began to manage VivThomas.com, and the site was acquired outright in May 2014. MetArt is committed to maintaining and surpassing VivThomas.com's award-winning Eurocentric erotica.

Operations[edit]

MetArt has stated that its focus is on high quality content and a belief in supporting women's causes, equal rights, and fair trade. From its mission statement, "Our models and photographers are not just a “resource” or “the talent”; they are partners and family, the face of our company."[6]

Management[edit]

Alex Haig and G.A. Wayne are co-owners of the MetArt Network.[9]

List of MetArt websites[edit]

  • ALS Scan
  • Domai
  • Erotic Beauty (formerly Met Models; before that: Met Girls)
  • Errotica Archives
  • Eternal Desire
  • Goddess Nudes
  • Holly Randall
  • MetArt
  • Michael Ninn
  • Rylsky Art
  • SexArt
  • Stunning18
  • The Life Erotic
  • Viv Thomas

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Ceremony Result Award
2009 AVN Award Nominated Best Adult Website[10]
2011 AVN Award Nominated Best Photography Website[11]
XBIZ Award Won Solo Girl Site of the Year[12]
2012 AVN Award Nominated Best Photography Website[13]
XBIZ Award Nominated Adult Site of the Year - Membership (Solo/All-Girl)[14]
2013 AVN Award Nominated Best Membership Site[15]
Nominated Best Photography Website[15]
XBIZ Award Nominated Photography Site of the Year[16]
2014 AVN Award Nominated Best Glamour Website[17]
XBIZ Award Nominated Photography Site of the Year[18]
2015 XBIZ Award Won Adult Site of the Year - Photography[19]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Met-art.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ Staff. "Met Art Network". Met Art Network. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  3. ^ WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center; “Case No. D2005-1323” § 1 ¶ 2.
  4. ^ WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center; “Case No. D2005-1323” § 4 ¶ 6.
  5. ^ "met-art.com". Ranking and related information. Alexa. 
  6. ^ a b Staff. "MetArt Releases Official Philosophy". Adult Video News. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  7. ^ Domai.com
  8. ^ Goddessnudes.com
  9. ^ a b c Staff. "MetArt Acquires Art-nude Sites Domai.com, GoddessNudes.com". Adult Video News. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "NOMINATIONS 2009 AVN Adult Movie Awards" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on January 5, 2009. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 
  11. ^ Nominations for the 2011 AVN Awards. Retrieved March 25, 2014.
  12. ^ Dan Miller (2011-02-11). "2011 XBIZ Award Winners Announced". AVN. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 
  13. ^ AVN AWARDS 2012 – NOMINATIONS. Retrieved March 25, 2014.
  14. ^ "2012 Nominees". Archived from the original on 2012-01-31. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 
  15. ^ a b "2013 AVN Awards Nominees" (PDF). AVN Awards. Archived from the original (pdf) on March 28, 2013. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  16. ^ "XBIZ Awards 2013 Nominees". XBIZ. 16 November 2012. Archived from the original on December 25, 2012. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  17. ^ "2014 AVN Award Nominees". AVN Awards. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 
  18. ^ "Nominees". XBIZ Awards. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 
  19. ^ XBIZ Award Winners, XBIZ, January, 2015

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