Artist Spotlight: Ben McNutt

Artist Spotlight: Ben McNutt

This young photographer, just graduating from Maryland Institute College of Art, shares images from his thesis show that focused on wrestling.

Artist Spotlight: William Etty

Artist Spotlight: William Etty

Infamous for his beautifully modeled 'bums,' Etty was controversial in his time for the amount of nudity in his paintings, let alone for the surprising number of male nudes.

The Precarious Plight of Paul Richmond's Pinups

The Precarious Plight of Paul Richmond's Pinups

Richmond's flirty homages to the pinups of the last century get an extra pinch of sass from celebrity appearances.

Artist Spotlight: Chris von Steiner

Artist Spotlight: Chris von Steiner

Von Steiner's mega-chromatic fantasies elide childhood dreams with something much darker.

PHOTOS: A Luke Smalley Retrospective

PHOTOS: A Luke Smalley Retrospective

Droll, witty, and tensely erotic, Smalley's work takes place in an invented time and space, like one you dreamed of when you were young.

Artist Spotlight: Julian Hsiung

Artist Spotlight: Julian Hsiung

Hsiung's take on the beautiful men he sees in Western culture has a ripe, about-to-burst quality.

Artist Spotlight Ron Griswold

Artist Spotlight: Ron Griswold

Griswold gives you the male figure in a direct, emotional way — no coy justifications needed.

Artist Spotlight: Chris Lopez

Artist Spotlight: Chris Lopez

Chris Lopez's male figure work — especially those done on wood — are like a bear hug. You feel surrounded by warmth.

Artist Spotlight: Pete Lamberto

Artist Spotlight: Pete Lamberto

Lamberto's barometric portraits aim to reveal the pressures and combustion below the surface.

Remembering Richmond Barthe

Remembering Richmond Barthé

Barthé was a key figure in the Harlem Renaissance in the 1930s; then he crashed into obscurity. Did his homosexuality have anything to do with that?

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