James Bidgood 2020
item number [KR14]A stylistic precursor of Steven Arnold, Pierre et Gilles and David La Chapelle, James Bidgood revolutionised gay male erotic imagery. Bidgood was the first to take the pulp and glamour aesthetic of the 40th and 50th and apply it to male erotic fantasies.
From a midtown tenement during the 1960th, Bidgood completed the bulk of his creative output of photographs using vibrant colours and exaggerated props and costumes to celebrate homosexuality. His works were first published in underground magazines, and he was also the anonymous filmmaker of 'Pink Narcissus' (1971), an explosion of colourfun erotism that has stood the test of time.
Format: 12 x 16.5 inch