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Fizeek Art

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Baccant (1956) by George Quaintance.

Fizeek Art Quarterly was an American magazine of gay art and erotica which ran for 26 issues from 1961 to 1969. Artists included Tom of Finland and—as can be seen above—George Quaintance. The Fizeek Art Weblog continues the tradition of the magazine by posting extracts from old issues as well as more contemporary material (below) in a similar vein. “Vein” is perhaps an apt choice of description given the quantity of tumescent penises on display. Most of the images are quite gleefully hardcore (and often deliciously silly with it); as usual, if that’s not your thing then don’t look. Perfectly fine for the rest of us, however.

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Virgo by Kit.

Elsewhere on { feuilleton }
The gay artists archive

Previously on { feuilleton }
Let’s get physical: Bruce of Los Angeles and Tom of Finland
Philip Core and George Quaintance

 


 

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6 comments or trackbacks

  1. #1 posted by The Other Andrew

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    I’m a Virgo, and I have to say… the resemblance is UNCANNY.

  2. #2 posted by John

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  3. #3 posted by Nathalie

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    The first one is my favourite, I quite like the joyful mood and energy that come out of the drawing. And the eye candy. Of course.

  4. #4 posted by John

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    Quaintance’s work seems very innocent now, a sweetly homoerotic fantasy world. Hard to believe it would once have been deemed unacceptable.

    I prefer blond boys in white socks, given the choice…

  5. #5 posted by Evan J. Peterson

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    I’m currently wearing white socks, but when I recently shaved my head the hair grew in much redder than my previous blond.

    There’s something profoundly, absurdly elegant about the way you state, “‘Vein’ is perhaps an apt choice of description given the quantity of tumescent penises on display.”

  6. #6 posted by John

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    A strawberry blond, eh? You shouldn’t tell me these things, I’ll be demanding compromising photos next…

    And I’m nothing if not verbose.

 




 

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