Croy Nielsen

saxpublishers at Croy Nielsen

13 - 16 Dec 2017

saxpublishers at Croy Nielsen, Exhibition view
13 – 16 December 2017

In the early to mid-1970s, Peter Berlin created some of the most recognizable gay male erotic imagery of that time. Serving as his own photographer, model, and fashion designer, Peter redefined self-portraiture and became an international sensation.

His two films, Nights in Black Leather (1972) and That Boy (1974), played to packed houses for years and, along with other pioneering erotic filmmakers such as Wakefield Poole and Jack Deveau, helped bring gay male erotic films artistic legitimacy.

His self-portraits were widely published, making Peter a gay household name and an international celebrity. He was also the subject of several Robert Mapplethorpe photographs and six drawings by Tom of Finland.

Tags: Tom of Finland, Robert Mapplethorpe