Male art

Male art / queer art / homosexuality in art (with an emphasis on photography).
There’s no attempt here to distinguish porn from “fine art”. Or to restrict the list to depictions of men — a restriction that would eliminate, for instance, Mapplethorpe.
Gay cartoons are in another list.
This is not a bibliography, but a shelf list of items in my collection in December 2016. Some items from the collection have become unavailable for one reason or another; their entries are enclosed in square brackets.

1. Historical and other surveys

Braham, Phil. 2000. Exposed: A celebration of the male nude from 90 of the world’s greatest photographers. NY: Thunder’s Mouth Press.

Chapman, David. 1989. Adonis: The male physique pin-up, 1870-1940. Swaffham: Aubrey Walter.

Clark, Kenneth. 1956. The nude. Doubleday Anchor.

[Clarke, Kevin. 2011. Porn from Andy Warhol to X-Tube: A photographic journey. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.]

Cooper, Emmanuel. 1988. Male bodies: A photographic history of the nude. Munich: Prestel.

– 1994. The sexual perspective: Homosexuality and art in the last 100 years in the West. 2nd ed. London: Routledge.

– 1995. Fully exposed: The male nude in photography. 2nd ed. London: Routledge.

Ellenzweig, Allen. 1992. The homoerotic photograph. NY: Columbia U P.

Fernandez, Dominique. 2002. A hidden love: Art and homosexuality. Munich: Prestel.

Leddick, David. 1997. Naked men: Pioneering male nudes 1935-1955. NY: Rizzoli.

– 1998. The male nude. Köln: Taschen.

– 2000. Naked men too: Liberating the male nude 1950-2000. NY: Rizzoli.

– 2001. Male nude now: New visions for the 21st century. NY: Rizzoli.

Lucie-Smith, Edward. 1998. Adam: The male figure in art. NY: Rizzoli.

Massengill. Reed. 2009. Uncovered: Rare vintage male nudes. NY: Rizzoli.

Néret, Gilles. 2004. Homo art. Köln: Taschen.

[Reed, Christopher. 2011. Art and homosexuality: A history of ideas. OUP.]

[Summers, Claude J. (ed.). 2004. The queer encyclopedia of the visual arts. San Francisco CA: Cleis Press.]

Waugh, Thomas. 1996. Hard to imagine: Gay male eroticism in photography and film from their beginnings to Stonewall. NY: Columbia U P.

– 2002. Out/Lines: Underground gay graphics from before Stonewall. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press.

– (with Willie Walker) 2004. Lust unearthed: Vintage gay graphics from the DuBek Collection. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press

Weinberg, Jonathan. 2004. Male desire: The homoerotic in American art. NY: Harry N. Abrams.

2. Specific artists

Alago, Michael. 2005. Rough Gods. Scatterbrain P.

Arnot, David. 2011. One. Dwa [self-published].

Baer, Nick. 2006-2008. Male nude photography – Johnny. Nick Baer, Unicorn Media. (

– 2007. Male nude photography – Tristan. Nick Baer, Unicorn Media. (

– 2008. Male nude photography – Johnny Stallion. Nick Baer, Unicorn Media. (

Beau. 2005. Beaumen2. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

Bel Ami. 1997. Photos of Johan (Edition Euros 8). Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

– 1997. Photos of Lukas (Edition Euros 11). Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

– 1998. Photos of Ion (Edition Euros 14). Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

Bessange, Marc (Edition Euros 12). 1998. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

Bianchi, Tom. 1996. Bianchi: Outpost. NY: St. Martin’s P.

– 2002. On the couch, volume one. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

– 2004. On the couch, volume two. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

– 2006. Deep sex. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

– 2010. Erotic triggers: What turns us on. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

Bjorn, Kristen. 2000. Men of Kristen Bjorn. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

Black, Jonathan. 1998. Idols. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

Bodilis, Hervé. 1999. Hervé Bodilis (Edition Euros 15). Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

Bush, Harry (ed. by Robert Mainardi). 2007. Hard boys. Green Candy P.

Carson, Sam. 2005. White boys. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

– 2007. Southern exposure. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

– 2009. First exposure. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

[Chapman, David L. & Thomas Waugh. 2007. Comin’ at ya! The homoerotic 3-D photographs of Denny Denfield. Vancouver BC: Arsenal Pulp P.]

Clarke, Kevin. 2011. Porn from Andy Warhol to X-Tube: A photographic journey. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

Cloutier, Douglas. 1996. Douglas Cloutier. West Hollywood CA: Alluvial Publishing.

Cobbett, Aaron. 1999. Super eros. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

Cowan, Craig. 1995. Cowan. NY: St. Martin’s P.

Day, Rick. 2009. Players. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

– 2010. Pioneers. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

[Bsrbara Haskell] Demuth, Charles. 1987. Whitney Museum.

Esten, John. 1999. John Singer Sargent: The male nudes. NY: Universe.

– 2002. Thomas Eakins: The absolute man. NY: Universe,

Fahrmeyer. Hans. 1998. Between men. NY: Universe.

Freeman, Paul. 2003. Bondi classic. Sydney NSW: Cowboy Mouth Publishing.

– 2005. Bondi urban. Sydney NSW: Paul Freeman.

French, Jim. 1974. Another man. NY: State of Man.

Gardiner, James. 1992. A class apart: The private pictures of Montague Glover. London: Serpent’s Tail.

– 1996. Who’s a pretty boy then? One hundred and fifty years of gay life in pictures. London: Serpent’s Tail.

Gayton, Anthony. 2005. Sinners & saints. Düsseldorf: teNeus.

Giovanni. 2005. Bites. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

– 2006. Private parts. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

Goudon, Fred. 2007. Sunday morning. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder

– 2008. Virility. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

– 2010. Cinq. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

Greenfield-Sanders, Timothy. 2004. XXX 30 porn-star portraits. NY: Bulfinch P.

[Grieger, David. 1997. Fag slave to the muscle gods: The erotic art of David/Custom Inks (Brush Creek Media Artists Series vol. 2), ed. by Joseph W. Bean. San Francisco CA: Brush Creek Media.]

Henderson, Mark. 2010. Suburban pleasures. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

[Marco Livingstone:] Hockney, David. 1981. Holt, Rinehart and Winston.

Hockney, David. 2004. Hockney’s Pictures: The definitive retrospective. Bulfinch Press.

Huhn, Michael. 1996, Peep show. Berlin: Jannsen.

Hurles, David. 2005. Speeding: The Old Reliable photos of David Hurles. [Text and design by rex.] Green Candy P. [b&w]

– 2010. Outcast: David Hurles’ Old Reliable in Living Color. Green Candy P.

Israel, Kobi. 2005. Intimate strangers. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

Jasmin, Paul. 2004. Lost Angeles. Göttingen: Steidl.

Jenkins, Mark. 2009. Watermark. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

[Jorgensen, Justin. 2004. Obscene interiors: Hardcore amateur decor. Van Nuys CA: Baby Tattoo Bks.]

Kingdome 19 & Henning van Berg. 2004. Universal. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

Kovert, Fred. 2000. Hollywood nudes: The physique photos of Fred Kovert. London: Aubrey Walter.

Lalli. 1998. Fun ? Game: Male models after dark. NY: Universe.

Leonard, Michael. 1983. Changing: 50 drawings by Michael Leonard. London: Gay Men’s Press.

Lozon, Lindsay. 2004. Boys uncovered. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

Lukacs, Attila Richard & Michael Morris. 2010. Polaroids. Arsenal Pulp Press.

Makos, Christopher. 2004. Exhibitionism. NY: powerHouse Books.

Mapplethorpe, Robert. 1985. Robert Mapplethorpe: Certain people. Pasadena CA: Twelvetress P.

Marano, Jeff. 2004. Eros: Photographs by Jeff Marano. Düsseldorf: teNeues.

Massengill, Reed. 2003. The male ideal: Lon of New York and the masculine physique. NY:

– 2005, Self-exposure: The male nude self-portrait. NY: Universe.

– . 2009. Uncovered: Rare vintage male nudes. NY: Universe.

Michals, Duane. 1997. The essential Duane Michals. Bulfinch Press of Little, Brown.

Mills, Brian. 2002. Fallen angel: The photography of Brian Mills [for TitanMen]. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

(on Bob Mizer) Hanson, Dian (ed.). 2009. Bob’s World: The Life and Boys of Amos Bob Mizer. Köln: Taschen.

Morgan, David. 2000. Beach. NY: St. Martin’s Griffin.

– 2000. (photos for Griswold, Jon. Basic training: A fundamental guide to fitness for men. NY: St. Martin’s Griffin.)

Oppedisano, Joe. 2006. Testosterone. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

– 2008. Uncensored. Los Angeles CA: Provocateur / Village Lighthouse.

Palmer, Jeff. 2004. Temptation: Sensual nudes by Jeff Palmer. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

Phanphiroj, Ohm. 2004. Rough stuff. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

Pierre et Gilles. 2003. Pierre et Gilles. Köln: Benedikt Taschen.

Pierson, Jack. 1997. The lonely life. Edition Stemmle.

– 1999. All of a sudden. NY: powerHouse Books.

– 2004. Every single one of them. Santa Fe NM: Twin Palms Publishers.

Prairie Visions Photography. 2009. Cowboy fantasy: A picture book. Prairie Visions Photography, Lincoln NE.

Reh, Michael. 2003. Men in motion. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

Roberts, Mel. 2000. California boys: Photographs from the 1960s and 1970s. (ed. Mark Harvey, David Sprigle, & Stephen Patrick Foery) Santa Monica CA: FotoFactory.

– 2001. The wild ones: The erotic photography of Mel Roberts, color photographs 1956-1980. (ed. David Sprigle & Mel Roberts) Santa Monica CA: FotoFactory.

Roffman, Howard. 2009. Private moments: Bel Ami. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

Rosser, Dylan. 2008. X-posed. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

– 2009. Red. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

Rousseau, François. 2005. Locker room nudes: Dieux du stade: The rugby players of Stade Français Paris and their guests. NY: Universe.

Seiwart, Harald. 2005. Cumrades. Simon’s Town SA: Janssen.

Spring, Justin. 2002. Paul Cadmus: The male nudes. NY: Universe.

Stellar, Stanley. 1992. Stellar men. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

Taubenheim, Michael. 1996. Fotografien. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

Thoma, Benno. 1996. Benno Thoma (Edition Euros #3). Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

– 2010. Around the globe. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

[Tom of Finland: Retrospective (1988) (publ. by Tom of Finland Foundation]
[Tom of Finland: Retrospective II (1991)]
[Tom of Finland: Retrospective III (1997)]

Tom of Finland: The art of pleasure. Taschen.

(on Tom of Finland) Hanson, Dian (ed.). 2010. Tom of Finland XXL. Köln: Taschen.

Vance, David. 1998. David Vance photographs. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

– 2001. Attractions. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

– 2008. Timeless. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

– 2009. Heavenly bodies. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

– 2009. photos in Leddick & Sanchez, Escort.

– 2010. Erotic dreams. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

Vaschon, Steven. 2003. Rear view. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

– 2005. Rear view 2. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

Versace, Gianni. 1996. Do not disturb. Abbeville Press.

Vino, Raymond. 2000. Photographs. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

Vivanco, Mariano. 2010. Uomini. NY: Rizzoli.

Weber, Bruce. 1989. Bruce Weber. München: Schirmer/Mosel.

Zane, Arnie. 1999. Continuous replay: The photographs of Arnie Zane. MIT Press.

3. Collections

Bachner, Evan. 2004. At ease: Navy men of World War II. NY: Harry N. Abrams.

– 2007. Men of WWII: Fighting men at ease. NY: Harry N. Abrams.

Bentley, Kevin (ed.). 2000. Sailor: Vintage photos of a masculine icon. SF: Council Oak Bks.

Buiks, Jorik (ed.). Hair: Hairy men in gay art. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

Colt Studio anniversary album vol. 1: The 50 superstars, part 1. 1992.

– vol. 2: The 50 superstars, part 2. 1992.

– vol. 3: The macho image. 1992

– vol. 4: The art of Rip Colt & The great physiques. 1993. Studio City CA: Colt Studio.

Falcon Studios. 1999. Legends: Men of Falcon. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

– 2009. Young men of Falcon. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

Hanson, Dian (ed.). 2008. The big penis book. Köln: Taschen.

Hooven, F. Valentine, III. 1995. Beefcake: The muscle magazines of America 1950-1970. Köln: Benedikt Taschen.

Mainardi, Robert. 2001. Strong man: Vintage photos of a masculine icon. San Francisco: Council Oak Books.

Massengill, Reed. 2005. Self-exposure: The male nude self-portrait. NY: Universe.

Mustang Studios. 2009. Cruising grounds. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

Niederweiser, Stephan (ed.). 2010. Kissed: Sensuality in gay art. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

Richards, Robert W. 2010. Jewels: Adoration of the penis. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

Sebastian, RJ & Jake Jaxson. 2015. Sixty nine: Joyful gay sex. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder.

Sprigle, David. 1997. Beasts. Santa Monica CA: FotoFactory.

– 1997. Male bonding. 2nd ed. Santa Monica CA: FotoFactory.

4. Issues of Blue magazine

2Blue [special issue, n.d.]

Deep Blue Deluxe. 2004.

Men in Blue: The first five years of Blue magazine [special issue, n.d.]

Blue Muse: Blue photographers reveal their favourite models. 2005. Sydney NSW: Studio Magazines.

18 (12/98), 37 (2/02), 38 (4/02), 39 {6/02), 40 (8/02), 42 (1/03), 44 (5/03), 45, 47 (11/03), 49 (3/04), 52 (9/04), 53 (11/04), 54, 59 (9/05), 60 (1/06), 61 (3/06), 62 (5/06), 63 (7/06), 64 (9/06), 65 (11/06), 66 (1/07):

5. Issues of Provacateur magazine: 1.3, 1.4 (1/96), 1.5 (7/96), 1.6 (9/96), 2.1 (10/96)

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