Gelatine silver print - USA/Los Angeles
Dimensions: 5 x 4 inches (12,8 x 10,4 cm)
Genuine print from the collection of gay photography icon Robert "Bob" Mizer – founder of the Athletic Model Guild (AMG) and Physique Pictorial. This is an original from the time, no reprint.
Taken between 1962 and 1968, the photo shows one of Bob Mizer's models in the shower located at the AMG compound in Los Angeles that later inspired David Hockney's painting „Boy About To Take A Shower“ (1964-1969) – an icon of 20th century gay art.
Very good condition. Flawless state without any scratches, kinks or wrinkles. Always stored away from light.
The photographer Robert Henry Mizer was born in Hailey, Idaho, in 1922 and died in Los Angeles in 1992. He founded the photo agency Athletic Model Guild in Los Angeles in 1945; the magazine Physique Pictorial in 1951, and through his photos and films influenced the work of David Hockney, Gore Vidal, and Robert Mapplethorpe. His photos are in the collections of New York’s Museum of Modern Art and Los Angeles’s Museum of Contemporary Art.
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