Artworks for Sale

So It Begins....Bob Mizer Early Works, 1945-1955, which runs June 1-July 15, reveals an artist that is largely unfamiliar to even his long time admirers. Before the Athletic Model Guild became a name well known to male physique photographers, in the years immediately before and during the founding of AMG’s flagship publication Physique Pictorial, the subjects of Mizer’s photographs represented a cross section of Americans who were as far from the tanned, muscular and masculine models who would come to be synonymous with the Mizer name. “These were regular, everyday people,” says Den Bell, the Foundation’s founder, president and CEO. “He shot portraits of elegant women in pearls and full makeup. Young men whose faces were horribly scarred. Fully nude, obese men. These are images that are certain to surprise the viewer, but also to spark a conversation about an artist finding fascination among that which is traditionally unremarkable.”