Aug 18, 2022 - Sale 2613

Sale 2613 - Lot 159

Price Realized: $ 3,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500

"BEAU" (KEVIN KING 1959- )

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.