From Fire Island Pines Historical Preservation Society:
After our recent post on the art collective PaJaMa, I visited ClampArt to check out some early drawings by Paul Cadmus. Covering every wall of the gallery were striking self-portraits by Peter Berlin, dressed in outfits designed to enhance his various states of sexual provocation and tumescence. Who was this self-appointed sex god who mastered the art of ‘the selfie’ decades years before smartphones made them ubiquitous? I got talking to the owner who explained the story a man born ‘Baron Armin Hagen von Hoyningen-Huene’ who became ‘Peter Berlin’ while cruising San Francisco and New York in the early ’70s.