signed on image
airbrush painting on paper
19 1/4 x 15 in.; 49.5 x 38.1 cm
Condition as described in catalogue entry.
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An iconic image of gay culture in the 1970's. Artist Joe Heiner created this image in 1977 for Paper Moon Graphics, a Los Angeles-based company noted for going mainstream with greeting cards and other items designed specifically for gay consumers. Muscleman proved to be one of the company's most popular images and was reproduced on greeting cards, coffee mugs, posters, refrigerator magnets, and other items.
Included with the painting is a 1977 poster of the image.