Peter Berlin: Icon
Featuring the work of Berlin along with images by Tom of Finland, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Andy Warhol, Peter Berlin: Icon pays tribute to the man who in the early to mid-1970s revolutionized the landscape of gay male eroticism and became an international sensation. His self-portrait photography graced the covers of gay magazines, and defined a look that re-imagined a new masculinity among gay men and an emerging gay male culture.
Peter Berlin was a self-created. Tailoring his own clothes to accentuate an already naturally defined physique, every part of his anatomy became showcased. Cruising was his career, and with a background in photography, Peter embarked on recording thousands of self-portraits. The book is edited by Michael Bullock is a writer and publisher of BUTT, Pin-Up, Fantastic Man, Gentlewoman, and Apartamento magazines.
Artist, model, filmmaker, and gay sex symbol Peter Berlin, née Armin Hagen Freiherr von Hoyningen Huene (b. 1942), authored some of the most legendary erotic imagery of his day. What began as studies in self-portraiture and fashion design in the name of cruising by the early 1970s turned into a robust artistic practice that included the creation of two films — Nights in Black Leather (1973) and That Boy (1974) — and innumerable photographs, paintings, and illustrations.