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Vail, Peter (Subject) & Bruce of Los Angeles (A.K.A. Bruce of LA). PETER VAIL: NUDE BLACK-AND-WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS BY BRUCE OF LOS ANGELES. Los Angeles, CA: Bruce Of Los Angeles, 1962. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 1 pages. Fine.

Rare Peter Vail and Bruce of Los Angeles collectible set. Vintage silver-gelatin print of Peter Vail, as photographed by Bruce of Los Angeles, just before his death. Peter Vail was one of the very last models to pose for Bruce of LA. The print measures 8 X 10 inches and is encased in two protective sheets: A glassine photographic sleeve which is placed inside an oversize thick plastic cover. It shows Peter Vail at the peak of his beauty: Young, extremely handsome, and sexily (though not overly) buffed, in a full-frontal pose. He is shown with his fully erect penis, facing the camera. This is not a digital print or a later, contemporary print but was printed directly from the original negative during Bruce of LA's lifetime. It is very beautifully developed, with great clarity and subtle contrasts, on Double-Weight Fiber photographic paper, the paper Bruce of LA used in his last years. According to Reed Massengill, the leading authority on male erotic photography in America: "Coupled with the fact that it is unstamped but retains its white borders, it dates back to Bruce's lifetime rather than the later Kensington Road-era". This is the genuine article, a "must-have" collectible, not just memorabilia, for Peter Vail, Bruce of LA, and male erotic art photography collectors. This is an original vintage silver-gelatin print, is very highly collectible, and eminently suitable for framing. It comes with a 5 X 7 contemporary print of Peter Vail in another nude pose by Bruce of Los Angeles, also suitable for framing. This is the only such set available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, museum-quality, collector's copies. A very rare set thus. One of the iconic American male-nude models of the 20th century. A fine collectible set. (SEE ALSO OTHER JOE DALLESANDRO AND BRUCE OF LOS ANGELES TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $200.00

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