Bonheur du Jour
A Photo Retrospective 1870 - 2010
Model FRANKE in
Peter Berlin's outfit
(from Biron's 3
year project on using Peter Berlin's personal clothes on models).
Double image of
San Francisco artist René Capone.
Featuring artwork by:
The early photographers
Eugène Durieu (1800-1874), Guglielmo Marconi (1841-1885),
J. Louis Igout (1837-1880), Guglielmo von Pluschow (1856-1930),
Wilhelm von Gloeden (1856-1931), Vincenzo Galdi.
Early 20th Century
Frank-Meedow Sutcliffe (1853-1940), Robert-Hubert Payelle (1891-1971),
Riebiecke (1878-1957), Raymond Voinquel (1912-1994), Lionel Wendt (1900-1944).
Bob Mizer (1922-1992), Bruce of Los Angeles (1909-1974), Arax, Ferrero,
1970s - 2000s
Bruce Weber, Joseph Caprio,
Yves Paradis, Colt, Joseph Walsh, Biron.
“In 1870, Marconi and Igout were shooting
photographs of models for painters and sculptors studios. Between
1885 and 1890, a peak of creativity was reached by the “Italian
school” of the nude male photography, with artists such as
Plüschow, Gloeden and Galdi. Inspired by classical antiquity,
they introduced in their photographs many homoerotic overtones.
"From 1900 to 1920, male nudity inspired many artists of the
pictorialist, academic and naturalist schools. In 1930, many new
photographers used a great sophistication in their depiction of
male beauty. From 1940 to 1960, sports and athletism were a social
alibi for photographers willing to show nude men and their splendid
"From the seventies of the XXth century, freedom of expression
as well as the so-called “sexual revolution” allowed
artists to fully unveil the male body : the beauty of male nudity
was then revealed with all its aesthetic potential.”
Bonheur du Jour
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday from
2:30 PM to 7:30 PM
11 rue Chabanais, 75002 Paris, France · Map ·
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