Aug 19, 2021 - Sale 2578

Sale 2578 - Lot 223

Price Realized: $ 3,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500

A collection 13 prints and 138 color slides of men posing suggestively in New York City.
Silver prints, the images measuring 146.1x101.6 to 228.6x152.4 mm; 5 3/4x4 to 9x6 inches; and the reverse, the sheets slightly larger, 2 with a Stanley Stellar embossed blind stamp, on recto, 11 with CITYBOY's credit, in ink, 2 with an affixed CITYBOY credit label, and 2 with a copyright notation and date, in ink, on verso. 1980-90

WITH--A group of 138 slides depicting individual men modeling in CITYBOY's studio. Kodachromes, the images measuring 22.3x34.9 mm; 7/8x1 3/8 inches; and the reverse, the mounts 50.8 mm.; 2 inches square; each with CITYBOY's credit handstamp; housed in plastic sleeves with an affixed label with the models name, in ink. Circa 1990

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Stanley Stellar has been documenting queer life and the visual culture of men in New York City since the 1969 Stonewall Riots. He says of his work and inspiration, "At that time, there was almost no meaningful recorded imagery of us, or the physical culture and style of who men are, here in my New York City world. I was moved to record it for myself, and for all of us."

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