Jun 20, 2019 - Sale 2514

Sale 2514 - Lot 84

Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500

Binder with 45 vintage photographs, comprising 35 medium-format studies, either nude or wearing posing straps, and 11 small-format photographs of male physique models.

Also includes Lon Catalogs #5X, Alan Barry; #64, New Discoveries; #67, Nathaniel Johnson; #115X, Model in the Morning; #3116X, Dungaree Special; and #1X, Jack Deal. Sepia-toned silver and silver prints, the images measuring from 4 1/2x3 3/4 to 10x8 inches, 11.4x9.5 to 25.4x20.3 cm., and the reverse, many with the penciled notation Lon, in an unidentified handwriting, on verso. 1950s-late 60s.

Additional Details

Lon's NY studio focused on shooting a range of bodybuilders who were primarily men of color, which was in stark contrast to the studies of Californian hunks and white-bread midwestern models associated with other studios.