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ENVISIONING THE FIGURE: WORKS FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Bob Mizer (1922 - 1992)
UNTITLED (LARRY LAMB, CATALOG #UH1-FH), 2005
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,500 USD
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508

ENVISIONING THE FIGURE: WORKS FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Bob Mizer (1922 - 1992)
UNTITLED (LARRY LAMB, CATALOG #UH1-FH), 2005
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Bob Mizer (1922 - 1992)
UNTITLED (LARRY LAMB, CATALOG #UH1-FH), 2005
gelatin silver print; stamped with the Bob Mizer Foundation stamp, signed by the foundation, titled, dated '2005' inscribed and numbered '1/3' on the reverse
Sheet: 20 3/8 by 16 1/2 in. (51.8 by 41.9 cm.); Framed: 21 by 17 in. (53.3 by 43.2 cm.)
Executed 'circa' 1963 and printed 2015, this work is number 1 from an edition of 3.
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Provenance

Venus Over Manhattan, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

New York, Venus Over Manhattan, ‘#RAWHIDE,’ May – June 2015 

Catalogue Note

Mizer began taking unapologetically erotic photography of other men in the early 1940s, at a time when homosexuality and pornography were both seen as criminal. In 1947, Mizer was convicted of unlawful distribution of obscene material through the US mail and served a nine-month sentence at a work camp in Saugus, California. Undeterred, Mizer returned to his practice to create photographs that gave men around the nation access to a rich fantasy world that the  government at the time fought fiercely to repress out of ignorance and fear.

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