Paul Frecker
Fine Photographs

Studio Arax, Paris

A glossy silver gelatin physique photograph of a handsome young man with well-developed lats, flashing white teeth and a disconcerting absence of male genitalia.

Photographed by Studio Arax of Paris.

According to Kenneth Krauss (Male Beauty: Postwar Masculinity in Theater, Film, and Physique Magazines, 2014): ‘Gregor Arax, whose studio in Paris had been producing high-quality male nudes since the 1930s, was a Greek who kept his studio at 31 Boulevard Raspail for more than three decades. [He was] primarily known for his meticulous studio pictures.’

Condition: the print presents a few small imperfections in the area of the background but is otherwise in excellent condition, with very good tonal range.

Dimensions: including a narrow white border, the print measures 9.25” by 6.9” (23.5 cm by 17.6 cm).


price:  £275
code: cat024
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