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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.
February 2 - 25, 2005
Los Angeles , CA

RiskPress Gallery
presents:

BEAUPHOTOS
New Photos from BEAU's next book

Photo by BEAU

Opening reception Thursday, February 2, 7 - 9 PM

Artist Statement:

"The 27 photos in this show are selections from my planned next book BEAUPHOTOS. In this work, each 'chapter' is an individual man, alone in each shot of a separate, loose scenario. I'm interested in narrative, and I tried to craft it so that the viewer takes on the role of the 'other'. I'm hoping this opens up the works to interest, identification, and a hint of voyeristic pleasure

"The style I created with my paintings is translated to my photographs... lush color, absurdly handsome, sexy men, Hollywoodesque glamour, and an attention to setting and detail. My influences are Horst, Outerbridge, Duane Michaels, Caravaggio, Doug Sirk, Tom Of Finland (could I forget him!), and the everpresent Bruce Weber (in some of my work I say it's like Bruce Weber meets Bruce of Los Angeles)."

BEAU has decades worth of highly erotic paintings presented in magazines, galleries and on book covers. They were recently collected into two sucessful books, BEAUMEN, and BEAUMEN 2. BEAU stopped painting due to a terrible car accident. Although he is not fully recovered, he has turned his artist's eye to photography. This show is the gallery debut of his new work.


RiskPress Gallery is a space devoted to allowing artists, a different one each month, to have the opportunity to experience the production of an exclusive showing of their own work. RiskPress does not receive any of the proceeds from sales made by the artists, nor does RiskPress require the artists to pay for their time with us. The gallery’s mission is to provide an efficient and attractive space for artistic presentation.

RiskPress Gallery
Gallery Hours:
Wednesday - Saturday 12:00 - 6:00 PM.
8533 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA
90069 Map  310.659.4680

BEAU's Website

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MATTERS OF SIZE
“Cock size doesn’t matter to me. I didn’t start doing those gigantic cocks until the censors let the magazines publish full frontal nudity. I had to come up with something you couldn’t get in a photograph. So those big cocks are all for the other guys — I’m an ass man myself.” — Tom of Finland