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TWO NEW EXHIBITIONS FEATURE MIZER WORKS THROUGH LATE AUGUST

July 22, 2015
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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......

BOB ON VIEW: PHOTOS FROM LA MOCA

December 13, 2013
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The past few months have been huge for the foundation. From the major exhibitions currently on view at MOCA and NYU to Miami Art Basel, Bob Mizer has been all over the place lately. We want to make sure you don't miss anything, so here is......

Physique Pictorial in The 1980s

May 14, 2010
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Where it was once a reflection of a lively industry, filled with work from a slew of international contributors, Physique Pictorial had become a one-man show. Gone were the lascivious illustrations from the likes of George Quaintance......

Physique Pictorial, The Disco Years

April 23, 2010
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Porn, cocaine and disco – these mainstays of the 1970s had America horny, hyper and ready to dance. And while they may have collectively peaked nearly 40 years ago, their influence is still evident today. Take Lady Gaga for example, or,......

Harry Bush’s Physique Pictorial

March 05, 2010
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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......

Vivienne Westwood, Leonard Peltier & Bob Mizer?

February 19, 2010
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It should come as no surprise that the fashion industry has once again mined the visual language of physique photography’s past to sell over-priced goods in an over-sexed consumer market. Likewise,......

Bob Mizer, Tom of Finland at Western Project

December 17, 2009
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We know it’s short notice, but if you get a chance between now and next Thursday, make your way over to Western Project in Culver City. Our west coast gallery representative is putting on a show displaying works from their......

Nice Rack, Tom of Finland in Physique Pictorial

December 16, 2009
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Tom of Finland liked his men stacked – big boobs, big dicks, bulging muscles, engorged nipples, tight asses. When he contributed his first series of drawings to Bob Mizer’s Physique Pictorial in 1956, gay art......

Merry F*cking Christmas, Happy F*cking Hanukka – It’s Our G*d Damn Wish List

December 08, 2009
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Excuse our language, but there’s something about the Holiday season that makes us want to scratch our balls and spit. All the ugly sweaters, insanely wasteful decorations, and those god damn Christmas carols, are all far from comforting......

Taschen Debuts Tom of Finland XXL

April 07, 2009
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As you might already know, Touko Laaksonen, otherwise known as Tom of Finland, got his start in the pages of Physique Pictorial, way back in 1956 – Bob Mizer even gave him his name, discarding Touko for the Americanized, Tom. Well,......

Focus on: Photographer Mark Christopher

November 18, 2016
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The Bob Mizer regularly profiles experimental photographers in order to fulfill part of its mission statement. This week, we feature a Q&A with Bay Area photographer Mark Christopher, who cites Mizer himself among his artistic......

The daring double life of John Barrington

January 03, 2017
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The work of one of Britain’s most accomplished male physique photographers preceded Bob Mizer by nearly a decade, forever changing the art of capturing man’s beauty on film....

Mizer's work only one small part of Kinsey Institute's archives

January 10, 2017
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Most who have heard the name ‘Alfred Kinsey’ are likely to instantly link him to his pioneering studies of human sexuality. One of the most often-repeated findings of those studies, in fact, theorizes that at least 10 percent of the......

Mizer promoted, marketed AMG in a variety of ways

August 01, 2017
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By the time Bob Mizer died in 1992, the Internet was still an extremely new technology to private citizens. Though he was unable to take advantage of the websites, blogs, e-mail blasts, and social media that so many take for granted today,......

The fig leaf drops: 1969 issue of Physique Pictorial quietly heralded arrival of nudity

October 24, 2017
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Only mere months after the U.S. Supreme Court declared nudity in art to be not obscene, Bob Mizer was among the first to feature nudity in his male physique magazine.  ...