James Bidgood Resume
James Bidgood Biography

A stylistic precursor of Steven Arnold, Pierre et Gilles, and David La Chapelle, James Bidgood revolutionized gay male erotic imagery. Bidgood was the first to take the pulp and glamour aesthetic of the 1940s and 50s and apply it to male erotic fantasies.

From a midtown tenement during the 1960s, Bidgood completed the bulk of his creative output of photographs using vibrant colors and exaggerated props and costumes to celebrate homosexuality. His works were first published in underground magazines, and he was also the anonymous filmmaker of “Pink Narcissus” (1971), an explosion of colorful eroticism that has stood the test of time.


Vintage Prints
Vintage Prints

These vintage prints by James Bidgood are the same ones the artist advertised for …


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