APERTURE: George Dureau (born in New Orleans, 1930; died in New Orleans, 2014) was a painter, sculptor, and photographer known for his focus on the male nude. His paintings command regional and national recognition, and draw on classical and baroque traditions. His photographs of nudes, street people, and people who are maimed and deformed (often figures also incorporated within his paintings and sculptures), have garnered international acclaim. Often compared to Robert Mapplethorpe’s work, Dureau’s black male nudes predate Mapplethorpe’s Black Book pictures by several years. Also classically formal, they distinguish themselves from Mapplethorpe’s work by the nature of the connection between photographer and subject.
Dureau’s career has been the subject of retrospectives at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art (2006 and 2011) and the New Orleans Museum of Art (2009). The first exhibition of his photographs in New York (at Higher Pictures) was in 2012. Immersed in New Orleans’s unique art and culture throughout his life, Dureau became a widely known character of the French Quarter.
Book of Igor postcards by william baker
photo above: chalxharn
Mario by Dick Mitchell for Summer Diary
INSPIRED (and HOTARIOUS) LOOK OF THE NIGHT: SUPER HOT URIAH HARRIS doing CHER/THE WAY OF LOVE (and a few SEXY pics thrown in)
Uriah Harris by Marco Ovando – LOVE|SEXO Magazine #2
LOOK AT THIS GUY… What a beauty! It’s like Chris Evans and Al Parker had a total dreamboat love child.
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SISSYDUDE LOVES: DUSTI’S DIVINELY DIRTY DUDENHEIMERS/ SUPER HOT HAIRY MEN/ PHOTOS by DUSTI CUNNINGHAM
EARLY CHRISTMAS GIFT!!! COZY UP w/ SISSYDUDE FAVE GABE LADUKE/ photos by KIKO DIONISIO for SUMMER DIARY PROJECT…
COZY UP with GABE LADUKE
photographed in Montreal by KIKO DIONISIO
ALL THE CLOTHES AND HARNESS BY WOO YEAH
A few more shots of Álan (and other hot images) from his Tumblr i2406, after the jump…
NEW YORK HISTORY BLOG: This portrait has captured the imaginations of New-York Historical Society visitors. Who was this dapper man, with his seductively villainous good looks? Why this dashing, bold pose for what seems to be an official portrait?