VINTAGE Limited Edition MILO OF LOS ANGELES 8×10 PHOTO physique/beefcake

VINTAGE Limited Edition MILO OF LOS ANGELES 8x10 PHOTO physique/beefcake

VINTAGE Limited Edition MILO OF LOS ANGELES 8x10 PHOTO physique/beefcake

VINTAGE Limited Edition MILO OF LOS ANGELES 8x10 PHOTO physique/beefcake

VINTAGE Limited Edition MILO OF LOS ANGELES 8x10 PHOTO physique/beefcake

VINTAGE Limited Edition MILO OF LOS ANGELES 8x10 PHOTO physique/beefcake

VINTAGE Limited Edition MILO OF LOS ANGELES 8x10 PHOTO physique/beefcake

VINTAGE Limited Edition MILO OF LOS ANGELES 8x10 PHOTO physique/beefcake

VINTAGE Limited Edition MILO OF LOS ANGELES 8x10 PHOTO physique/beefcake

VINTAGE Limited Edition MILO OF LOS ANGELES 8x10 PHOTO physique/beefcake

Included in this sale. > one (1) VINTAGE Limited Edition MILO OF LOS ANGELES 8×10 PHOTO. > one (1) ORIGINAL GALLERY EXHIBIT INVITATION in which this actual framed photograph was featured. APOLOGIES IN ADVANCE for the reflections in the two photographs of the framed print. There is a clear unfettered shot of the photograph itself without any reflection. Note that this photo is was shot with dark moody lighting compared to many of Milo’s images. From a curated exhibit of vintage original beefcake photographs. Golden Boys The Beefcake Era. Curated by Brandon me! June 16 to July 16, 2005. (Original gallery invitation for this exhibit included with sale of this photo). Tattooed Sailor, Mike Wilette. Studio: Milo of Los Angeles. Print size: 8 x10. Year printed: 1996, by the Milo Estate from original negative, limited edition of 3. Milo of Los Angeles, Edition of 3, 1996. Matted & Framed: archival matte/tape, framed by OConnor Gallery. Frame size: 14.75 inches wide x 16.5 inches tall. Back of frame: OConnor Gallery label. This 8-by-10-inch male nude beefcake photograph by photographer Milo of Los Angeles (real name, Pat Milo) dates originally from the 1950s and features tattooed sailor Mike Wilette in a dramatically lit studio pose. In 1996, working with the publisher Jansenn, the Milo Estate agreed to print from Milos original negatives a tiny limited-edition series of only three photographs of certain Milo images. Since only three of these 1996 limited edition photographs of Mike Wilette exist, the estate-stamped limited editions are extremely rare and collectible. Fewer 1996 photographs of this Mike Wilette pose likely exist than do the originals printed in the 1950s. For sale here is one of those extremely rare 1996 estate photos, expertly and beautifully printed on glossy coated stock, and in very good condition. This original 8×10 photograph is stamped en verso by the estate Milo of Los Angeles, Edition of 3, 1996. The model’s name is also hand-inscribed on the reverse, along with the series number 1413. This framed and matted photograph was included in a 2005 Toronto art gallery exhibit. Golden Boys The Beefcake Era at the renown OConnor Gallery. MILO OF LOS ANGELES. Pat Milos work is often compared to that of Bruce Of Los Angeles because of the lighting, quality and often the models these photographers shared. Not at all surprising considering the series of events that led to him becoming Milo of Los Angeles. James Patrick Milos interest in boys led to an interest in photography, as it was a safe way for him to approach guys. When his father discovered some of his semi-nude photos, he was thrown out of the family home with nothing but the clothes on his back. He became Pat Milo. Pat drifted along the east coast working as a fry cook. He met Lyle Frisby and together they opened a street front photography studio in New York, which quickly failed. After contacting Bruce Bellas (aka Bruce of Los Angeles) Lyle decided to move to Los Angeles where he opened another studio, featuring nude male photos. Pat followed a year later. He continued working as a short order cook, while learning the physique photography business, greatly aided by Bruce. When Lyle died of leukemia Pat fell heir to not only his negatives but to his extensive customer list as well. Milo of Los Angeles was born. Soon after, the response to photo set sales through Tomorrows Man and a series of. Other similar digest-size physique magazines, along with Lyles customer list, allowed Pat to retire as a short-order cook to concentrate exclusively on photography. Successful a physique photographer, renowned for capturing the edgy quality of rugged young street trade. Around the time of the Stonewall Riots, Pat noted the rise of harder-core pornographic images would no doubt lead to demise of physique photography. Pat died quietly in his sleep in September 1969. Soon after, the era of physique studios was over. In June 2005, I curated the gallery exhibit Golden Boys The Beefcake Era featuring more than 50 original vintage physique photographs by world-renown physique studios and photographers, at the equally world-renown gay gallery, OConnor Gallery in Toronto, Canada. Running June 16 to July 16, 2005, Golden Boys The Beefcake Era was the first curated show devoted exclusively to vintage original beefcake photography at OConnor Gallery. The exhbit featured more than 50 photographs by various renown physique photographers, including Bruce of LA, Les Demi Deux, Kris Studios (Chicago), Bob Mizner (Athletic Model Guild), Don Whitman (Western Photography Guild), Troy Saxon (American Photography Guild), John Barrington, and, among others, Pat Milo, aka Milo of Los Angeles. It was the first of two Toronto exhibits on vintage beefcake that I curated. In 2009, I curated the gallerys second show, Beefcake Champions & Rogues. Founded in 1995 in the heart of Torontos gay village, the now defunct Toronto gallery operated by Dennis OConnor prided itself on being the first full-time commercial art gallery in Canada (and, at the time, one of only three or four in the world) to represent exclusively gay and lesbian artists; an international selection of upcoming and established artists’ works in painting, drawing, sculpture, pottery and photography. The gallery attracted visitors and gay artists from around the world. Photographers that exhibited at OConnor Gallery included Tom Bianchi, Michael Alago, Edward Lucie Smith, Michael Chambers, Carlos Quiroz, Gilberto Prioste, Norman Hatton, and dozens more. That this photograph didnt sell during the show was my great fortune; it was a favorite of mine. Rather than leave it at the gallery on sale, I promptly took it home, where its hung for the past decade+. If you are a past customer, reach out and say hello! I still offer the same exceptional client-focused experience; please take a moment to review my past feedback. Check my other listings as I will be posting lots of fun, quirky stuff; mostly paper products, magazines, digests, ephemera, some photography, and a few items. A large focus on items of interest to LGBT collectors. MY PROMISE: I stand behind what I sell. Happy customers are repeat customers. The item “VINTAGE Limited Edition MILO OF LOS ANGELES 8×10 PHOTO physique/beefcake” is in sale since Saturday, December 5, 2020. This item is in the category “Art\Art Photographs”. The seller is “brandonscampycoolstuff” and is located in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Size: Small (up to 12in.)
  • Region of Origin: North America
  • Artist: Pat Milo (Milo of Los Angeles)
  • Style: Vintage
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Quantity Type: Single-Piece Work
  • Date of Creation: 1996
  • Color Type: Black & White
  • Special inclusion #2: Original 2005 exhibition invitation
  • Features: Archival matte
  • Framed dimensions: 14.75 inches wide x 16.5 inches tall
  • Studio: Milo of Los Angeles
  • Width (Inches): 8
  • Color: Black & White
  • Photo Type: Gelatin Silver
  • Subject: Nudes
  • Photographer: Pat Milo
  • Model: Mike Wilette
  • From gallery exhbit: Golden Boys The Beefcake Era (2005)
  • Estate stamp on back of photo: “Milo of Los Angeles, Edition of 3, 1996.”
  • Originality: Original
  • Height (Inches): 10

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