Bob Mizer’s legacy as the founder of the Athletic Model Guild was, perhaps, a bit too legendary for the great photographer’s own good. Few realize that away from the beefcake aesthetic Mizer created a vast portfolio of lyrical works that chronicle and celebrate the pre-Stonewall demimonde.
So thankfully a new exhibition, Artifacts at New York’s INVISIBLE-EXPORTS presents a collection from this little-seen side of Mizer: staged tableux, images of California subcultures and an intimate collection of objects from various private sessions.
Jim Wigler has been photographing the men of San Francisco since the early 1980s. He was working for Drummer magazine at the time. He created the exhibit Faces of AIDS which toured with the Quilt, and worked as an editor for porn studios including Bijou World and Hot House.
Jim’s collection of negatives and chromes is vast, and he is steadily uploading them to his new Tumblr.
“It is too pretty to shock. It is not about proudly waving his willy about, which would mean something entirely different.” –Brian Sewell
Now that all the noise and tired double entendres have sputtered out, it’s time to indulge a proper inspection of The Sun‘s ‘scandalous’ photographs of Prince Harry‘s Las Vegas gambol. (If I hear one more “I guess what stays in Vegas really doesn’t” I’ll commit harakiri.)
So, who better than England’s own irascible art doyen Brian Sewell to deliver a close reading of The Sun‘s “HEIR IT IS!” splash page?Read More...
“…and it’s like I fell into a dream…”
David Lynch’s peerless Twin Peaks — the autumn-hued, gauzily dreamy, swooningly romantic, endlessly quotable, and shudderingly scary series that gave birth to the new wave of culty ’90s network TV — turns twenty this year.
This past weekend, the artist collective In The Trees held a banner event to commemorate the occasion at L.A.’s Clifton’s Cafeteria — a woodland-bedecked eatery that proves trees don’t just grow in Brooklyn.
David M. Buisán is an artist and illustrator from Barcelona, Spain. His illustrations have been featured in Maxim, H Magazine and numerous zines. His work could be described as nerdy-sexual surrealism. Reminiscent of the early works of Jamie Hewlett (Tank Girl, Gorillaz), with the sexual undertones of Butt Magazine, Buisán’s work is edgy, unique and often funny.
Even if you’re not a fan of art or illustration, his hip style and composition — with humorous pop references — are worth checking out.
Forgive Me Father For I Know Not by Paul Richmond.Read More...
Just as Frank Frazetta resembled many of his pompadoured space heroes, so does Quaintance mirror his own costumed physique model subjects.Read More...
A NIGHTCHARM CLASSIC from May 2007
Quick, nasty and narrative.
The illustrations of Michael Kirwan never fail to give me a hardon — surely the highest accolade one can pay a piece of really good jerk-off art.
The illustrations have for me a crude teenage exuberance, as if they were sketched in the margin of a high school notebook, or found in the boy’s bathroom, hallucinatory images of illicit cocksucking.
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