Paul P. is known for his drawings and paintings of young men based upon photographs from vintage gay porn dating to the years between gay liberation and the onset of the AIDS crisis—a time of play and celebration. His work references such 19th-century predecessors as John Singer Sargent and James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Paul P.’s delicately reverent work was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial, as well as in group exhibitions at MoMA and the Freud Museum, London. His work is in the collections of MoMA, LACMA, The Brooklyn Museum, SFMoMA, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others.