Brand New, in original publisher shrinkwrap. Etude academique, en plein air male nudes in both black and white and color. Fitzgerald portraits appeared regularly on the covers of pre-Stonewall publications as Young Physique, Muscles a Go-Go, Demi Gods and Era.
His work dropped out of view until it was discovered by Robert Loncar and James Kempster. Fitzgerald operated studio Les Demi Dieux from his home in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn NYC with his partner, muse and model Richard Bennett + local friends Robert Ruy, Nestor Derkach, Orest Daszo, Jerry Albanese, Vince Perri et al. Fitzgerald considered his models demi-gods: sublime, muscled beauties on the streets of Brooklyn, beaches of New Jersey, the woods of Pennsylvania.
Les Demi-Dieux has long been considered one of the most artistic and certainly the most mysterious of the classic physique photographers. Only recently identified as Danny Fitzgerald, there is still very little known about his life.In the flesh, the Brooklyn boys were members of street gangs: greasers smoldering with bravado and swagger. They play cards, smoke cigarettes, and slouch against their Buick or Chevy. Occasionally photographed in his studio; elegant, sensual nudes. The Brooklyn boys exist on a cusp between innocence and street savvy, boyhood and manhood, mortality and eternity. In a style redolent with both classicism and realism, Fitzgeralds gritty yet gorgeous nudes surpass the clichés of standard beefcake photography. Fitzgerald began photographing the young men he met at Abe Goldbergs gym in the Lower East Side neighborhood of Manhattan - working-class guys 20 years his junior. Later, he and Bennett recruited their subjects on the streets of Brooklyn using Bennetts gregarious personality and bodybuilder physique as bait. Fitzgeralds knowledge of art and culture and unwavering encouragement of physical beauty sealed the deal. In 1990 they became a foundation dedicated to preserving art which many in the art world used to destroy. Ed Cervone's "Three Sailor's". Or perhaps Patrick Angus' Hanky Panky - set in an adult movie house. Darold Perkins has taken an Arrow Shirt ad and turned it into an ad instead. Next in the Drawings and Prints category we particularly love Paul Cadmus; the explicit Andy Warhol drawings -- he wasn't Tom of Finland....
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