James Bidgood, ‘Apache (Tommy Coombs)’, mid-1960s, ClampArt

A stylistic precursor of such artists as Pierre et Gilles and David LaChapelle, James Bidgood revolutionized gay male erotic imagery. Bidgood was the first to take the pulp and glamour aesthetic of the 40s and 50s and apply it to male erotic fantasies.

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About James Bidgood

American , b. 1933, Madison, Wisconsin, based in New York, New York