Male/Male XII

dimanche 23 juin 2024 17:00
Dallery , 5, passage Charles Dallery 75011 Paris
Sale information

Public exhibitions from Tuesday June 18th to Saturday June 22nd, from 2pm to 7pm at 5, passage Charles Dallery 75011 Paris

Public sale Sunday June 23 at 5pm

Expert for photography: Mr. David Guiraud 0615884897

Collection Pierre Borhan et à divers :

Pierre Borhan's "masculine" collection

Pierre Borhan's passion for photography began in the late 1970s. From

magazines, books, exhibitions, interviews with photographers and qualified

with photographers and qualified specialists. His first book, Voyons

Voir, was published by Créatis in 1980.

The masculine naturally became one of his favorite themes. It

into his research and iconographic choices when preparing certain

when he prepared certain exhibitions and books, such as Jan Saudek

(Paris Musées, 1987), Splendeurs et misères du corps (Benteli, 1988, Prix Nadar

1989), Raymond Voinquel: les acteurs du rêve (AFDPP, 1998), Toni Catany,

l'artiste en son paradis (Lunwerg, 2000), Les vérités du sexe (Marval, 2003),

Mario Testino: Sir (Taschen, 2015).

In this vein, he is the author of a landmark book: Hommes pour Hommes /

homoeroticism and male homosexuality in the history of photography

since 1840 (éditions des Deux Terres, 2007). The Vendome Press published

the American edition: Man to Man: A History of Gay Photography. Rizzoli

Italian edition: Uomini per Uomini. Jonathan Cape Ltd.

the English edition: Men for Men. Christian Brandstätter Verlag, the German-language

German-language edition. Since 2007, these editions (23,000 copies) have set the standard

for professionals and connoisseurs alike.

Purchased from galleries or directly from the photographers for whom he

for whom he wrote a text or made an emblematic selection of their creations, the prints

the prints offered in this sale are the "coups de coeur" that make up a collection

collection created through meetings and institutional missions. No matter

whether the models are sportsmen, models, teasing accomplices

friends: they offer themselves, thanks to the artists who have brought them to light

to everyone's imagination. Beauty, charm, sex appeal,

admiration, attraction, fantasy.

Among the "stars" of the sale are a number of outstanding Europeans

(Walter Pfeiffer, Jan Saudek, Paul Blanca) and Americans: David Vance, Tom Bianchi

Vance, Tom Bianchi, both authors of more than ten books; David Morgan

who found his happiness with Beach (2001) and aroused many desires; Jim

French, master of unbridled male fine art, from Man (1972) to Opus Deorum

(1992); Arthur Tress, whose retrospective was presented in California at the Getty

Center in 2023. They are joined by an Egyptian: Youssef Nabil, who is

represented by the Nathalie Obadia gallery in Paris, and whose reputation defies


Pierre Borhan confides: "My being is impregnated by the attraction (sensory, sexual,

emotional) of men. I've always felt that this attraction was indelible in me.

His collection bears witness to this.

Sales conditions