Bruce of Los Angeles Greeting Cards
by Bruce Bellas
Celebrate all year with this Bruce of Los Angeles set of 10 cards. Seven images have been collaged to represent special occasions. Three images are unedited.
Set of 10 cards + Envelopes
Card: 5” X 7”
Envelope: 7.24” X 5.23”
Bruce of Los Angeles photo on front, blank with Antinous Press logo on back
An icon of gay art and one of the most famous names in physique photography, Bruce Bellas is remembered today as a pioneer of beefcake. Beginning in the 1940s and continuing until his death in 1974, Bellas photographed some of the most important figures in the world of physical culture; bodybuilders Steve Reeves, Bob McCune, and George Eiferman, and models Joe Dallesandro, Mark Nixon, and Brian Idol are just a few of the countless strapping males captured by Bellas’ lens. The man who came to be known as Bruce of Los Angeles crafted a refined, masterful aesthetic of erotica, whose influence would later surface in the work of Robert Mapplethorpe, Herb Ritts, Bruce Weber, and many others.