#Artists

FOCUS ON : Photographer Korey Watkins

April 06, 2016
Comments

The Bob Mizer Foundation is dedicated to recognizing and promoting artists from all walks of life and in all disciplines, and we place a special emphasis on experimental photographers. If you know of any photographers or artists who might......

Grecian Guild built sense of community for gay men

March 08, 2016
Comments

H. Lynn Womack was at a turning point in his young life. Very little about Womack was easy to ignore. He was rotund and known for his voracious appetite and booming laugh. Womack was an albino, his hair a glistening white from a young......

Warhol films celebrated beauty of the mundane

March 01, 2016
Comments

At the same time photographer and filmmaker Bob Mizer’s empire expanded and embraced nudity in front of the lens at his L.A. compound, on the other side of the country, pop artist Andy Warhol’s fame also grew. Next year will mark the......

DSI trial preceded Supreme Court’s 1968 obscenity ruling

February 24, 2016
Comments

Although most followers of media law are familiar with the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark 1968 ruling in Ginsburg v. New York that nudity in art could not be ruled obscene, one court case in the late 1960s also had the attention......

Death of Mizer's mother led to changes in AMG

December 29, 2015
Comments

It’s easy to overlook Delia Mizer’s role in the early days of Bob Mizer’s career. But any out gay man who was once closeted and living in fear of his parents’ disapproval knows that she was always at the heart of it. Born in 1882,......

FOCUS ON Photographer Ben McNutt

December 15, 2015
Comments

Ben McNutt is a young photographer who focuses his camera on one of Bob's favorite subjects, wrestling. As a student at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Ben presented his thesis in the form of a photography show that paired his......

Artist's illustrations breathe life into taboo desires

December 01, 2015
Comments

While his mainstream counterparts in the art world were being trained in some of the world’s finest art institutes and honing their craft in sterile classrooms among the rigidity of academia, the erotic artist known as Rex received his......

Models of color have graced pages of 'Physique Pictorial' since its beginning

November 19, 2015
Comments

Racial diversity has long been displayed in Bob Mizer’s “Physique Pictorial” – since the publication’s infancy, in fact. The increasing number of African-American models in the magazine, as well as Mizer’s own notations that......

Michael Stokes: Photographer’s lens captures beauty of wounded heroes

November 06, 2015
Comments

One L.A.-based photographer has literally stripped bare the stigma of injured veterans who return home from the battlefront. The more recent subjects of Michael Stokes are strong, scarred and sensuous, embodied in the poses of......

TWO NEW EXHIBITIONS FEATURE MIZER WORKS THROUGH LATE AUGUST

July 22, 2015
Comments

Coming off of the heels of the successful #Rawhide exhibit at Venus Over Manhattan in New York, Bob Mizer's works have now gone up on the walls of two galleries on the other side of the country this month, completing a nationwide tour of......

Foundation’s new DVD traces male films, photography in years preceding top court’s obscenity ruling

April 22, 2015
Comments

It’s nudity, but is it art? The U.S. Supreme Court deemed the question irrelevant with its legalization of sexual nudity in April 1968. But in the years leading up to the ruling, the representation of the male form in media had to have......

What a CHAMPION – An Abridged Introduction to Walter Kundzicz

April 26, 2010
Comments

Compiled from an autobiographical account of the photographer’s life appearing in Reed Massingill’s book, CHAMPION. “Have you gentlemen picked up any of these models to prove your contention that these guys have......

Focus On: Photographer Mikel Marton

September 08, 2016
Comments

The Bob Mizer Foundation is dedicated to recognizing and promoting artists from all walks of life and in all disciplines, and we place a special emphasis on experimental photographers. If you know of any photographers or artists who might......

Sticky Pages, A Tribute to Queer Pulp

April 07, 2010
Comments

While photographers like Bob Mizer and Bruce of LA were busy capturing the well-oiled bodies of off-duty military men and muscle beach bodybuilders, careful to couch their work in terms of health and fitness, a new wave......

Harry Bush’s Physique Pictorial

March 05, 2010
Comments

Harry Bush – yes, that’s his real name – was certainly one of the most talented contributors to Bob Mizer’s Physique Pictorial. He may not have reached the mythic proportions of his contemporary Tom of Finland, but......

Mike Miksche’s Marriage of Convenience, Dirt Cheap Prints

January 14, 2010
Comments

A little over a month ago we introduced you to S&M homo and illustrator, Mike Miksche (aka Steve Masters). In the post, “Mike Miksche – Closeted S&M Homo Artist, Almost Lost Forever,” we claimed that this brilliant artist was a......