untitled, Tim Greathouse silver gelatin, 8x10

Northcross says, "A visual vocabulary of queer erotics, which celebrates form as flesh, manner as camp and gesture as come-on, has cohabitated with fashion industry creatives to produce images that drip with homoerotic fantasies. Who can forget Bruce Weber's iconic photograph of Olympian Tom Hintnaus posing in his Calvin Klein briefs against a backdrop of whitewashed Santorini? Often en par and in cahoots with pornography, its more blatant purveyor of queer sexuality, these images travel the crossroads where the skin trade, art and commerce meet. Eduardo Mirales' Sheer Gucci Underwear is as much homage to butt cheeks as it to then Gucci designer Tom Ford's unfailing ability to hone in on the money shot. In Michael Harwood's Marky on 57th Street, an advertisement for Calvin Klein underwear photographed by Herb Ritts and featuring Mark Wahlberg in high come-on mode fights for meaning and attention with other signs. In the photograph a "NO LEFT TURN" traffic sign humorously suggests that gazing at Marky's crotch is looking the wrong way but it also points back to the history of homoerotic expression used to sell dreams." Read more.

Each month, Visual AIDS invites guest curators, drawn from both the arts and AIDS communities, to select several works from the Frank Moore Archive Project and Visual AIDS Artists Registry.

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Michael Lee

Ken Goodman

Kurt Weston

Joe De Hoyos

David Abbott

Bruce Cratsley

Eduardo Miralles

Jimmy De Sana

Rene Santos

Valerie Caris Blitz

Luna Luis Ortiz

Michael Harewood

Luis Carle

Tim Greathouse