Urban Culture Auctions. Bruce of Los Angeles Archive: Male Physique

Sep 26, 2019, Noon

Urban Culture Auctions in association with Palm Beach Modern Auctions is pleased to represent a historically significant collection of photographs and ephemera from the archives of Bruce of Los Angeles. This compilation includes over 200 lots of original vintage photographs and negatives.

Ten+ lots feature Joe Dallesandro (Joe Davis), American actor and Andy Warhol superstar. Dallesandro is generally considered to be the most famous male sex symbol of American underground films of the 20th century, as well as a sex symbol of gay subculture. In “Bruce of Los Angeles,” Jim Dolinsky describes Bruce Bellas as a pioneer of modern nude photography: a master artist and technician dedicated to depicting the male figure. Historically, his body of work is a chronicle of the men of his generation, and his images inform us of the way they looked, dressed and lived in that era. Jim Dolinsky was the executor of the Bruce Bellas Estate, himself a noteworthy writer, photographer, dealer and collector of physique photography.

The auction will be held at our exhibition facility at 417 Bunker Rd. in West Palm Beach, Florida, at 12 noon(EST). All are welcome to attend the live auction. Live previews begin the week of the sale date starting on September 23, Monday through Thursday, 10am-5pm EST. Preview the day of the sale begins at 9:00am EST.

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