Did you know that internationally renowned, west coast erotic art sensation AXEL had his hands all over Katy Perry’s shiny bits in her cosmic rock video E.T. ?
See if you can guess what (or who) AXEL made.
Chris Dickerson is see here with the drawing
Tom of Finland did of him in 1972.
One of the world’s most titled bodybuilders,
Dickerson’s competitive career spanned thirty years;
he was known for both his heavily muscled,
symmetrical physique and for his skills on the posing dais.
He attended Olney Friends School,
studied music and is an accomplished opera singer,
in addition to his career in athletics.
Chris retired in 1994
and was inducted into the IFBB Hall of Fame in 2000.
A ToFF Member and former resident of Los Angeles,
Chris now lives in Florida.
You can see the exhibition until July 31st at
World Erotic Art Museum
TOM OF FINLAND – Male Masterworks exhibition opens on the weekend of Miami Beach Gay Pride with artwork that greatly influences Gay culture by challenging oppressive stereotypes. By depicting masculine men enjoying their sexuality free of shame, Tom of Finland has had an important effect on global culture. Harvey S. Shipley Miller of The Judith Rothschild Foundation stated that, “Tom of Finland was one of the five most influential artists of the last century; that influence transcended into the culture and became it.”
Five decades of this prolific artist’s work is represented and shows, in chronological order, the development of his techniques and the breadth of his subject matter. Also, as part of the exhibit, is a new video tribute to Tom of Finland and rare, vintage memorabilia.
Curator Volker Morlock, an art collector himself, has been involved with Tom of Finland Foundation since 1991 and was the editor of its anthology, Tom of Finland Retrospective III. Morlock was also a consultant for Taschen Publishing on its book, Tom of Finland XXL.
PHOTOS BY DAVID L. JARRETT
Now through July 31, 2012
“Nus masculins asiatiques” is currently showing at the Au Bonheur du Jour Gallery in Paris through May 26, 2012, is a first ever Asian male nude exhibition to be presented anywhere in Europe.
This breakthough exhibition of Photos by BIRON from 1994 to 2005 features 18 Asian male models from China, Indonesia, Vietnam, India, Japan, Thailand and the Philippines.
BIRON, se lance dans la photo tout jeune, dans les années 50, et gagne des prix pour ses efforts dès 1961. Situé à San Francisco depuis 1978, sa photographie en studio se concentre à documenter les jeunes males multiculturels –– quelques fois modèles professionels mais plus souvent amateurs qui habitent ou vistent la ville qu’il a adoptée.
Photos by BIRON sont exposées à la Galerie Scott Nichols à San Francisco et à l’expo annuelle en 2011 de Institut Kinsey à Bloomington, Indiana. Ses photos sont publiées en 10 livres et plusieurs revues y inclus Blue (Australie), Têtu (France), XY (USA) and OG (Singapour).
Depuis 1997, BIRON a aussi une présence considérable sur l’internet où de nombreux sites et blogues présentent ses images multiculturels tels que YVY Mag (Brésil), OHLALA Mag, A cause des Garçons (France), PERROS (Espagne), MOC Blog (USA), et The Beauty Hunter (Londres).