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Macho men

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An ad campaign which can’t possibly be ignored given the present train of obsessions. Andrés Ramírez photographs a collection of tight packages for underwear manufacturer, Macho. I’m not sure what a group of Roman gladiators would be doing sparring in what appears to be a Bollywood boudoir like the one in Moulin Rouge! but, ya […]

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Naked hussar

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Or should that be hussy? What’s the male equivalent of a hussy anyway? I think we should be told, etc. The beefcake model is George O’Mara and the 19th century military gear makes a change from the usual Greek or Roman props. Elsewhere on { feuilleton } • The men with swords archive

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The men with swords archive

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Men and their swords. • New blade • Art of fencing • Swords against death • Tamotsu Yato’s men with katanas • Fechtbuch von 1467 • The Classical alibi in physique photography • Men without swords • Totem and tattoo • Vintage swordplay #5 • The art of Dmitry Dmitriev • Vintage swordplay #4 • […]

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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 […]

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Vintage swordplay #3

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Another vintage find courtesy of The Other Andrew. (Thanks, Andrew!) The tag on this photo revealed the model to be one Steve Wengryn and since I’m not an expert on these beefcake types this was news to me. A swift search also revealed that Steve was a popular model in the 1950s and posed for […]

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Let’s get physical: Bruce of Los Angeles and Tom of Finland

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Edgar Hayes (Beach) (1957). Bruce of Los Angeles is a new exhibition of beefcake photos from the Fifties and Sixties at Wessel + O’Connor, NYC, which opens today and runs until December 20, 2008. Bruce’s name is a very familiar one to aficionados of physique photography and I imagine some of these prints will be […]

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Vintage swordplay #2

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Even though I never really noticed before it’s become fairly obvious that adding a sword to a beefcake photo was a way of lending some spurious historicity to an otherwise overt piece of male nudity, the cheap version of having models pose among Greek or Roman ruins. Not that I’m complaining, of course. This example […]

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Men with snakes

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Laocoön and His Sons attributed to Agesander, Athenodoros and Polydorus of Rhodes (c. 160–20 BCE). No jokes about snakes in a frame, please. Bram Dijkstra’s Idols of Perversity: Fantasies of Feminine Evil in Fin de Siècle Culture (1986) is a wide-ranging study of the “iconography of misogyny” in 19th century painting. Dijkstra examines the numerous […]

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Philip Core and George Quaintance

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A solidly gay day for secondhand books with the discovery of two relatively obscure items by gay artists. Philip Core is probably more well-known as a writer than a painter, author of The Original Eye: Arbiters of Twentieth Century Taste and the masterful Camp: The Lie that Tells the Truth (both 1984 and both out […]

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