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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.
January 30 - March 2, 2007
London, England / Online

Adonis Art
presents:
“The Iconic Male”
New paintings by Stephen B. Whatley


Painting by Stephen B. Whatley

On-Line Gallery Available

Private view on Tuesday January 30, 6.30 - 8.30 PM

Stephen B. Whatley was born in London in 1965.He studied at the Ipswich and Norwich Schools of Art and at the University of London.

He has exhibited in numerous group exhibitions since 1983, most notably in London at the Mall Galleries, the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art) and the Lloyds Building. Stephen has also had regular solo exhibitions since 1988, a highlight of which was his 1993 exhibition Hollywood Gold at the Royal National Theatre.

Stephen’s work is in numerous private collections in Europe, South Africa and the U.S.A. It can also be found in notable public collections, including the BBC, the London Transport Museum as well as The Royal Collection.

In 1999, London Transport commissioned Stephen to paint an interior - 'The Grand Staircase' - on location inside Buckingham Palace, for reproduction on posters, displayed all over London Underground. In the same year, The Royal Collection commissioned him to paint an exterior view of Buckingham Palace, for reproduction in advertisements promoting the Annual Summer Opening of the State Rooms.

In 2000 Stephen was commissioned by Historic Royal Palaces to undertake a series of 30 paintings for HM Tower of London. In the spring of 2001 these paintings were reproduced on steel panels lining the walls of the Tower Hill underpass, connecting Tower Hill Underground station to the Tower of London.

In 2001, BBC Heritage commissioned Stephen to paint a view of the Radio Theatre inside Broadcasting House and the Top of the Pops Studio, at BBC Television Centre, during rehearsals and recording of the programme.

In 2002, Stephen's painting of Buckingham Palace in the Royal Collection was reproduced on the programmes for HM the Queen's two Golden Jubilee concerts, held in the gardens of Buckingham Palace.

Furthermore Stephen's long list of celebrity portrait sitters includes: Dame Judi Dench, Siân Phillips, Julie Walters, Barbara Windsor, Alec McCowen, Sir Ian McKellen, Jo Brand, Brian Conley, Ivan Massow and Matthew Williamson.

His paintings have also been the subject of features in The Artist Magazine, The Guardian, Guardian Weekend Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, The Times and USA Today.

For the first time in his career the artist has now agreed to show exclusively at Adonis Art London a set of striking homoerotic paintings applying his unique and much celebrated style! This exhibition will run throughout the month of February 2007.

We are extremely proud to be the first to present a ground-breaking show of this scale, which is bound to be considered a radical step for the artist in the public eye!

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NAKED MEN
“I almost never draw a completely naked man. He has to have at least a pair of boots or something on. To me, a fully dressed man is more erotic than a naked one. A naked man is, of course beautiful, but dress him in black leather or a uniform — ah, then he is more than beautiful, then he is sexy!”
— Tom of Finland