Bruno Gmünder to publish anthology book, “HAIR”

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Photographers and graphic artists present their individual
and always very special view on the hairy world of hunks.
Drawing legends such as Tom of Finland, The Hun and Fred Bisones
are featured as well as Tom Bianchi, Jeff Palmer, Joe
Oppedisano and Dylan Rosser—each of them a top seller in
the genre of male nude photography.

Press Release

The book arrived at HQ today.
“Artist Tom of Finland and photographer Jim French of Colt Studio lead the pack with beautifully composed imagery of large, muscular, hairy men like Ledermeister and Bruno – men who embodied the kind of masculinity normally associated with playboys and jocks – engaged in startling, unapologetic, passionate homosexual sex. Tom’s and French’s men became poster boys for gay liberation, influencing mainstream publications like Playgirl and art photographers form George Hester to Robert Mappelthorpe.” – Jim Kempster, Woolsrake Photography

  • Tom of Finland leads the book w/ 8 plates. Also in the book are Michael Alago, Xavier Gicquel with a homage to TOM, Rick Castro, Joe Oppedisano, Robert W. Richards, Harvey Redding, Michael Kirwan, The Hun, Tom Bianchi and Rob Clarke to name a few of the 48 artists in this volume.
  • The Acknowledgements thank Tom of Finland Foundation and Durk Dehner. Two artists – Sepp of Vienna and Bradley C. Rader – have included works I commissioned as a gift to ToFF, part of “Lucky 13″.

    “HAIR is an anthology for everyone who just shrugs the shoulders when the epilated Adonis appears in the aftershave commercial, for everyone, who rather follows the call of the wilderness than the mainstream. Are you ready, guys? Let it grow!”

  • TOM OF FINLAND (Finnish, 1920 – 1991), Untitled, 1962, Graphite on paper, ToFF #62.07, © 2010 Tom of Finland Foundation TOM OF FINLAND (Finnish, 1920 – 1991), Untitled, 1962, Graphite on paper, ToFF #62.07, © 2010 Tom of Finland Foundation

     

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