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Jim FRENCH for COLT studio (1932-2017) Jack Tanner, Ball, Studio, 1992 Silver print signed and numbered 3/10 on verso 57 x 47 cm on one sheet 60.5 x 50.5 cm Bibliography: cover of "Opus Deorum", Colt Studio, 1992 Pierre Borhan Collection Pierre Borhan's "masculine" collection Pierre Borhan's passion for photography began in the late 1970s. From magazines, books, exhibitions, interviews with photographers and qualified with photographers and qualified specialists. His first book, Voyons Voir, was published by Créatis in 1980. The masculine naturally became one of his favorite themes. It into his research and iconographic choices when preparing certain when he prepared certain exhibitions and books, such as Jan Saudek (Paris Musées, 1987), Splendeurs et misères du corps (Benteli, 1988, Prix Nadar 1989), Raymond Voinquel: les acteurs du rêve (AFDPP, 1998), Toni Catany, l'artiste en son paradis (Lunwerg, 2000), Les vérités du sexe (Marval, 2003), Mario Testino: Sir (Taschen, 2015). In this vein, he is the author of a landmark book: Hommes pour Hommes / homoeroticism and male homosexuality in the history of photography since 1840 (éditions des Deux Terres, 2007). The Vendome Press published the American edition: Man to Man: A History of Gay Photography. Rizzoli Italian edition: Uomini per Uomini. Jonathan Cape Ltd. the English edition: Men for Men. Christian Brandstätter Verlag, the German-language German-language edition. Since 2007, these editions (23,000 copies) have set the standard for professionals and connoisseurs alike. Purchased from galleries or directly from the photographers for whom he for whom he wrote a text or made an emblematic selection of their creations, the prints the prints offered in this sale are the "coups de coeur" that make up a collection collection created through meetings and institutional missions. No matter whether the models are sportsmen, models, teasing accomplices friends: they offer themselves, thanks to the artists who have brought them to light to everyone's imagination. Beauty, charm, sex appeal, admiration, attraction, fantasy. Among the "stars" of the sale are a number of outstanding Europeans (Walter Pfeiffer, Jan Saudek, Paul Blanca) and Americans: David Vance, Tom Bianchi Vance, Tom Bianchi, both authors of more than ten books; David Morgan who found his happiness with Beach (2001) and aroused many desires; Jim French, master of unbridled male fine art, from Man (1972) to Opus Deorum (1992); Arthur Tress, whose retrospective was presented in California at the Getty Center in 2023. They are joined by an Egyptian: Youssef Nabil, who is represented by the Nathalie Obadia gallery in Paris, and whose reputation defies borders. Pierre Borhan confides: "My being is impregnated by the attraction (sensory, sexual, emotional) of men. I've always felt that this attraction was indelible in me. His collection bears witness to this.

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Jim FRENCH for COLT studio (1932-2017) Jack Tanner, Ball, Studio, 1992 Silver print signed and numbered 3/10 on verso 57 x 47 cm on one sheet 60.5 x 50.5 cm Bibliography: cover of "Opus Deorum", Colt Studio, 1992 Pierre Borhan Collection Pierre Borhan's "masculine" collection Pierre Borhan's passion for photography began in the late 1970s. From magazines, books, exhibitions, interviews with photographers and qualified with photographers and qualified specialists. His first book, Voyons Voir, was published by Créatis in 1980. The masculine naturally became one of his favorite themes. It into his research and iconographic choices when preparing certain when he prepared certain exhibitions and books, such as Jan Saudek (Paris Musées, 1987), Splendeurs et misères du corps (Benteli, 1988, Prix Nadar 1989), Raymond Voinquel: les acteurs du rêve (AFDPP, 1998), Toni Catany, l'artiste en son paradis (Lunwerg, 2000), Les vérités du sexe (Marval, 2003), Mario Testino: Sir (Taschen, 2015). In this vein, he is the author of a landmark book: Hommes pour Hommes / homoeroticism and male homosexuality in the history of photography since 1840 (éditions des Deux Terres, 2007). The Vendome Press published the American edition: Man to Man: A History of Gay Photography. Rizzoli Italian edition: Uomini per Uomini. Jonathan Cape Ltd. the English edition: Men for Men. Christian Brandstätter Verlag, the German-language German-language edition. Since 2007, these editions (23,000 copies) have set the standard for professionals and connoisseurs alike. Purchased from galleries or directly from the photographers for whom he for whom he wrote a text or made an emblematic selection of their creations, the prints the prints offered in this sale are the "coups de coeur" that make up a collection collection created through meetings and institutional missions. No matter whether the models are sportsmen, models, teasing accomplices friends: they offer themselves, thanks to the artists who have brought them to light to everyone's imagination. Beauty, charm, sex appeal, admiration, attraction, fantasy. Among the "stars" of the sale are a number of outstanding Europeans (Walter Pfeiffer, Jan Saudek, Paul Blanca) and Americans: David Vance, Tom Bianchi Vance, Tom Bianchi, both authors of more than ten books; David Morgan who found his happiness with Beach (2001) and aroused many desires; Jim French, master of unbridled male fine art, from Man (1972) to Opus Deorum (1992); Arthur Tress, whose retrospective was presented in California at the Getty Center in 2023. They are joined by an Egyptian: Youssef Nabil, who is represented by the Nathalie Obadia gallery in Paris, and whose reputation defies borders. Pierre Borhan confides: "My being is impregnated by the attraction (sensory, sexual, emotional) of men. I've always felt that this attraction was indelible in me. His collection bears witness to this.

Estimate 2 500 - 3 000 EUR

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For sale on Sunday 23 Jun : 17:00 (CEST)
paris, France
Barbarossa maison de ventes
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