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"BEAU" (KEVIN KING 1959- )
Tension. Illustration published in Advocate Men and republished on the cover of Beau, 1997. Gouache and watercolor on Arches paper. 585x406 mm; 23x16 inches on 29 1/2x29 3/4-inch sheet. Captioned and Signed "Beau `97" in lower right margin (very faint).
Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist by current owner, private collection, Los Angeles, California.
A Hollywood-based artist, BEAU was born in Oakland, California and studied art and costume design at the University of California, Berkeley before moving to Hollywood where he worked as a costume designer for television, film, and theatre. After a magazine editor spotted his erotic art, he was convinced to expand his efforts under a pseudonym. BEAU's work, saturated in color and reminiscent of American realist painting, has appeared in various publications and media, including Advocate Men, Freshmen, and Torso.