From the article by Balasz Takac for Widewalls:
Throughout history, private collections were a manifestation of the power of the person responsible for their formation; aside from reflecting one’s wealth or philanthropic interests, the collection shows a certain taste in art. Reasonably, the matter of taste is not to be argued, yet it can reveal the collector’s curatorial domains and indicate a devoted exploration of a specific subject.
Such is the case with the collection of Steven Gelston, fully centered on the black and white photographic representation of the male body. For more than three decades, this avid art lover has been collecting photographs that explore an array of associations related to the notion of masculinity and the eroticism it evokes.
Now, the public has a unique chance to plunge into the electrifying imagery of this fascinating collection with the current exhibition at ClampArt gallery.