Sunday, October 25, 2015


Paul Thek And His Circle In The 1950s

Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art

The storied homophobia of the 1950s hardly reached the young Paul Thek or the young men in his circle. His early work, arguably the gayest of his entire career, is filled with images of his lovers and close friends, including other artists such as Peter Harvey, Peter Hujar and Joseph Raffael.
In these photographs, drawings and paintings, the artists attest to the importance of their intimacy, not only unabashedly figuring their same-sex relationships, but more importantly, their influence on one another's work. Read more.

Peter Hujar, Untitled (Paul Thek in the Deering boathouse ruins, 1956)
Peter Hujar, Untitled (Paul Thek in the Deering boathouse ruins, 1956)


Theodore Newman Paul Thek, Rhode Island, 1957
Theodore Newman, Paul Thek, Rhode Island, 1957


Unknown Untitled (Paul Thek against white wall), 1955
Unknown, Untitled (Paul Thek against white wall), 1955


Peter Harvey Paul Thek in Coral Gables Studio, 1956
Peter Harvey, Paul Thek in Coral Gables Studio, 1956


Wilbur Pippin Paul Thek, 1956
Wilbur Pippin, Paul Thek, 1956


Peter Hujar Paul Thek in Miami, 1956
Peter Hujar, Paul Thek in Miami, 1956


Theodore Newman (1933-1975) Peter and Two Pauls in Rhode Island (Peter Harvey, Paul Fisher, and Paul Thek) 1957
Theodore Newman (1933-1975), Peter and Two Pauls in Rhode Island
(Peter Harvey, Paul Fisher, and Paul Thek) 1957

5 comments:

another country said...

L'avant-dernière photo est pour moi la plus parlante, la plus évocatrice, et, peut-être, la plus sensuelle, la plus homoérotique. Je la verrais bien en couverture d'un roman. Mais duquel ?...

JiEL said...

Je dirais;" Le jeune homme et l'avocat."

Ou "Le regard égaré."

Ou "L'œil du désir perdu."

another country said...

D'autres suggestions, amis visiteurs ?

another country said...

Deux titres me viennent à l'esprit, d'autres sans doute plus tard :

- The Talented Mr. Ripley

- Suddenly, Last Summer

JiEL said...

The Seated Beauty...

The Buggle Boy...

The Polo Converse Beauty..

The Great Look...