2001 Hardcover, a Limited First Edition. LE FE of 4000 for a total edition of 4050 only. Elegantly produced by Twin Palms Publisher and designed with the customary highest quality by Jack Woody. 168 pages; 85 duotone plates in sepia tones. Inspired by fitness physique manuals of beefcake and yearbooks circa 1910.
A coolly minimalist aesthetic with a retro nostalgia, inside the lives of small town youth, athletic, young men from rural Pennsylvania. Real wrestler baseball gymnast athletes. Wessel & OConnor presented 35 works by 35 artists, including Luke Smalley, who gave the honor of their gallery to exhibit their gay art o n Saturday, October 10, 2020, almost 35 years to the day of their first gallery opening in Rome Italy on Octover 12, 1985.
The teenage athletes in Luke Smalley's pictures seem inhabitants of some time or place other than th. E northwestern Pennsylvania towns where the photographer photographed them; published here for the first time. His pictures are part August Sander and part Diane Arbus - funny, sexy, nostalgic, almost heroic. Reminiscent of a Bruce Weber or Greg Gorman project in many respects.While Weber often makes the kind of commercial prattle unleashed in his ever popular softcore Abercrombie and Fitch catalogs. This book reminds me of Andy Minsker and The Chop Suey Club beauty Peter Johnson. Or Like a Moth to a Flame. David Skrivanek (sic erron) by Jim French. Of candid young men, toned lean lithe sports team athletes. Anachronistic, turn-of-the-century visions of an idyllic arcadia b. Y using spontinaety and organic environments, while at the same time embracing a classic perfectionism not unlike that of Robert Mapplethorpe or Herbert List - a balance that often leaves his work looking prosaic, but gives his images the focus and intensity demonstrated by a true master at the top of his game.
Like the work of Larry Clark, it is about the kid first. It is the serene moment between the photographer and the male beauty which imbues the photographs with a fierce vitality.The Sepia duotone sensuality of them seems familiar, their gaze immediate and direct, yet their other worldly quality remains a product of the artist's unique vision. No telephone or television seems possible in this not-quite familiar landscape.
For ten years the photographer painstakingly coordinated the creation of nostalgia, often making his own athletic equipment, props, and costumes of period vintage sports gear uniforms. Original, collectible vintage photographs, unique books of photography; famous and infamous photographers, and rare Magazines of the era; Heartland vernacular, antique original classics. Ephemera unique & collection worthy. 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 Shreeve Monty Montague Glover 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 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 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 Haring, Colt Tom Album Barrington man ifique manifique super superb youth Tom of Finland XXL 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 "Three Sailor's". Or perhaps Patrick Angus' Hanky Panky - set in an adult peep show movie house. Darold Perkins has taken an Arrow Shirt ad and turned it into an ad instead. Next in the Drawings and Prints category we particularly love Paul Cadmus; the explicit Andy Warhol drawings -- he wasn't Tom of Finland.... But much more than Campbell's Tomato Soup We offer modern firsts, original photography, the arts, and gay erotica.
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