Gay Art Sale Physique Figure Studies. GIFT QUALITY : Sealed in original publisher shrinkwrap. By curators Robert Loncar + James Kempster ; collaborator Richard Bennett first public presentation on December 12th, 2013, at the Steven Kasher Gallery.The figure study fine art images of Les Demi Dieux are remarkable for being a precursor of later "artistic nudes" but still having a distinct look. Unlike most such work, the darkroom skills of Les Demi Dieux are very strong, & there is more attention to overall composition. Les Demi Dieux worked with well-known physique models such as Richard Bennett, as well as alot of local Brooklyn boys with greaser haircuts. As a point of curiosity, the few images which are signed, are signed by the models rather than the elusive Les Demi Dieux. & he had no blindstamp either, as far as I can tell.
The most remarkable images are of shirtless or nearly shirtless boys on the streets of Brooklyn - the Brooklyn in these photos is an empty city. Unlike classic physique images which catalogue gym work - measurements, body mass, in conventionalized poses, the Brooklyn boys look like dreamers in an abandoned city - there is a palpable romanticism.Male physique photography exists on a periphery of other histories. Figure studies date from the early period of photography, such as images by Eugene Durieu made for the painter Eugene Delacroix.
Looking beyond the lurid advertisements of Muscle & Fitness, there existed in this realm of men looking at men, a cottage industry of images circulated after WWII, through the 1970s, which although seemingly simply extolling the All-American Boy, were meant for a specifically gay audience, or to use a term Gore Vidal coined, "homosexualist". This was a pre-Stonewall gay audience.
For example, Bob Mizer, AMG photographer & publisher of Physique Pictorial which was produced in his mother's house in Los Angeles, would bring an array of his pets including a monkey & a goat into images, he would clothe the models as motorcyclists, prisoners, mechanics, sailors, Indians - his imagination was quite fertile & those who would be looking for "those types" of images would see "it" loud and clear. & I would point out a brilliant bit of DIY set-building of Mizer's: projecting lights through his mother's cut glass bowls to create artistic backdrops for his models.There were physique studios across the US: The Athletic Model Guild (Bob Mizer), Bruce Bellas first an itenerant photographer of the naked heartland then later Kensington Road of Los Angeles, Lon of New York, Douglas of Detroit, David of Cleveland. Some models became entrepreneurs of their images as well, such as Bob Delmonteque. Fitzgerald operated studio Les Demi Dieux from his home in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn NYC with his partner, muse and model Richard Bennett + local friends Robert Ruy, Nestor Derkach, Orest Daszo, Jerry Albanese, Vince Perri et al. He considered his models "demi-gods": sublime, muscled beauties on the streets of Brooklyn, beaches of New Jersey, the woods of Pennsylvania. Les Demi-Dieux has long been considered one of the most artistic and certainly the most mysterious of the classic physique photographers. Only recently identified as Danny Fitzgerald, there is still very little known about his life. In the flesh, the Brooklyn boys were members of street gangs: greasers smoldering with bravado and swagger. They play cards, smoke cigarettes, and slouch against their Buick or Chevy. Occasionally photographed in his studio; elegant, sensual nudes.
The Brooklyn boys exist on a cusp between innocence and street savvy, boyhood and manhood, mortality and eternity. In a style redolent with both classicism and realism, Fitzgerald's gritty yet gorgeous nudes surpass the clichés of standard "beefcake" photography.Fitzgerald began photographing the young men he met at Abe Goldberg's gym in the Lower East Side neighborhood of Manhattan - working-class guys 20 years his junior. Later, he and Bennett recruited their subjects on the streets of Brooklyn using Bennett's gregarious personality and bodybuilder physique as bait. Fitzgerald's knowledge of art and culture and unwavering encouragement of physical beauty sealed the deal. Die Fotografien von Danny Fitzgerald sind ein unentdeckter Schatz, denn er gehört wahrlich zu den großen Fotografen des 20.
Brooklyn Boys führt zum ersten Mal seit der Entstehung seiner Fotos in den 50er und 60er Jahren sein Werk in einem Umfang zusammen, der die ungeheure Intensität seiner Bilder vor Augen führt. Its price will continue to appreciate as this is out of print and collectible thus. Etude athlete athletique academique, en plein air male nudes homme nus in nature al fresco en plein air, both black and white and color. Fitzgerald portraits appeared regularly in pre-Stonewall publications as Young Physique, Muscles a Go-Go, Demi Gods and Era. Original, collectible vintage photographs, unique books of photography and infamous photographers, and rare Magazines of the era; Heartland vernacular and Antique originals Physique notables: Thor, Rex werk Rexwerk Verboten, John Burton JB Harter, Delmas Howe, Jon Arnt, Joe Weber, Herbert List, Western Photography Guild Don Whitman WPG Denver Colorado, Kurt Dietrich Dietrick Kensington Rd Bruce Bellas of LA, Gregor Arax Paris France, John Paignton Shipley Barrington London England, Jim French polaroid arion Luger Colt Studio Canal St NY Los Angeles, Lou Thomas Target Studio, Lon Alonzo Hanagan New York, Douglas Juleff Detroit, Spartan Constantine, Denny Denfield, Fred Kovert Hollywood, Walter Kundzicz Champion Studio Waljim Take One Sunshine Beach Club Master Physique THEM reidmeier riedmeier, Reed Massengill, Dave Martin, John Waters David Hurles San Francisco Old Reliable, DSI, Guild Press PNC Dr Lynn Womack Washington DC, Pat Milo, Bob Mizer Athletic Model Guild AMG Physique Pictorial, Cliff Oettinger, Michigan Models Glenn Bishop, Al Urban, J Brian Donahue Calafran Bob Damron, Tony Lanza, Third World Studio, Chicago Jim Jager Mr Big Long, Sierra Domino Craig Calvin Anderson, Basil Clavering Hussar, Foto Grafo, Mike Arlen Wetherby UK, Mel Roberts, Neil Edwards, Troy Saxon Stuart Pinky Rosenberg, Bobco, Pat Rocco, Cusido, RMX Richard Models Vetruvian Sennels Lyric, Gerhardt Liebmann, Tony Patrioli Italy, Eadweard Muybridge, Paul Cadmus, Jared French Lincoln Kirstein George Platt Lynes, Will McBride, Henry Tuke, Luke Smalley, Joel Peter Witkin, Terry Richardson, Michael Stokes invictus, beaumen beau Wouter Deruytter, Gaetano D'Agata, Pluschow, Von Gloeden, Vincenzo Galdi, Eugen Sandow, Achille Volpe, Rudolph Koppitz, Raymond Voinquel, Forbes, Thomas Eakins, Czanara Raymond Carrance, Desbonnet, Duane Michals, Sherwin Carlquist, Arundel Holmes Nicholls, Edwin Townsend, Charles Alphonse Marle, John Max Hernic, Leni Riefenstahl, Fred Holland Day, Crawford Barton, Daniel Nicoletta, Weegee Arthur Fellig, Malcolm Boyd, Siegmund sig Klein, NacktKultur Swiss Nudes Werner Bandi Der Kreis the Circle fkk Hans Suren Gerhard Riebicke, George Haimsohn Plato Anthony Tony Guyther Vulcan Capital, Islay Lyons Mark Slocum Edwinstone Fred Bisonnes Dennis Forbes, Mans Image Toby Ross John Gable, Dallesandro, Ohm Phanphiroj, Alvin Baltrop, Duncan Grant, Laure Albin Guillot, Roger Viollet, Hippolyte Bayard, Marconi, Frank Collier DeZine Artkraft, Les Demi Dieux Danny Fitzgerald, William Sayles Doan photoflexion, Chuck Renslow Kris Chicago Dom Stephen Etienne, Art of George Quaintance Harry Bush hard boys, Tom Bianchi nyc fire island, Vince Aletti, Klaus Kertess Peter Hujar David Wojnarowicz Robert W Richards Stroke Allure Hunter O'Hanian, Wessel O'Connor, Guy Burch, Bill Ward UK Otto Rieth Max Koch der Akt act Freilicht, Boris Lurie Habana Havana Cuba, William Gedney, Arthur Leipzig Brooklyn boys, Lehnert Landrock tunis, Stephane Gizard France, Julien Marinetti, Lowell Nesbitt, Mike Disfarmer, Norman Mauskopf, Barthe, Carl Van Vechten Harlem Renaissance, Michael Leonard, KarlHeinz Weinberger, Banksy Basquiat Warhol xxl Haring, Colt Album, Tom Album Barrington The seeds of the Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation were planted in 1968 when Fritz Lohman and Charles Leslie held a gallery show of gay erotic art in their Soho loft.In 1990 they became a foundation dedicated to preserving art which many in the art world used to destroy. Ed Cervone's "Three Sailor's".
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