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London's The Little Black Gallery is curating an auction on some evocative images from the likes of Robert Mapplethorpe, Wolfgang Tillmans, and Tyler Udall, among several others in a collection called Boys! Boys Boys! Curated by Ghislain Pascal, the collection "celebrates the male figure as captured by the world’s leading established and emerging photographers."

"What they have in common is that are all beautiful images celebrating the male form," says Pascal, co-founder of The Little Black Gallery. "Some of the images are taken by men, some by women, some gay, some straight. I think it is always easy to tell when a gay man is photographing men as there is a different emotional connection. Some of my favourite images in the sale are by women: Vee Speers, Josephine Douet, Alice Zoo and Alexandra Catiere—all whose artworks hang in my own photography collection. What is great is that we are able to promote and celebrate queer photography."

Othello De'Souza-Hartley

Wall (Masculinity Project), 2013

Pascal is an avid collector of queer photography, and holds an annual Girls! Girls! Girls! art show that honored the female form.

The bidding for Boys! Boys! Boys! is happening now through March 19 at Paddle8. Pascal has also curated a Spotify playlist. to go with the perusal of the photos, some of which you can see in our slideshow below.

The sale features the works of: AdeY, Ryker Allen, Mickey Aloisio, Anderson & Low, Leonard Bourgois-Beaulieu, Tom Bianchi, Alexandre Catiere, Bob Carlos Clarke, Othello De'Souza-Hartley, Josephine Douet, Danny Fitzgerald, Levi Foster, Allen Ginsberg, Stephane Gizard, Anthony Goicolea, Iakovos, Gershon Kreimer, Mona Kuhn, Arthur Leipzig, Robert Mapplethorpe, Leo Matiz, Thomas McCarthy, Ryan McGinley, Ralf Obergfell, Walter Pfeiffer, Laurence Philomene, Jack Pierson, Mel Roberts, Vee Speers, Joseph Szabo, Alistair Taylor-Youngl, and Wolfgang Tillmans.

"Queer and gay photography is blossoming right now," Ghislain said in a statement, "and I’m happy to be bringing such a great mix of new work and older classics to attention. Contemporary photographers are continuing a tradition that’s been around for centuries, since Caravaggio and Rubens were delighting in the sensual male form."

Slideshow
Boys! Boys! Boys!
Boys! Boys! Boys!
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Odalisque
Odalisque
Odalisque Luke Smithers
Cruising
Cruising
Cruising Thomas McCarty
Starsight
Starsight (Marc)_Ralf Obergfel
Smokescreen
Smokescreen Ralf Obergfell
Dorian
Dorian Ralf Obergfell
Yes Sir
Yes Sir Levi Foster
Andre's Shoulder Blade
Andre's Shoulder Blade Tyler Udall
Wet Milo With Board
Wet Milo With Board Tyler Udall
Cowboy
Cowboy Luke Smithers
Untitled
Untitled Walter Pfeiffer
Mike at Eckhaus Latta
Mike at Eckhaus Latta Thomas McCarty
Brief Encounter
Brief Encounter Bob Carlos Clarke
Tom Hiddleston
Tom Hiddleston Mona Kuhn
Batman
Batman TylerUdall
Graeme & Pepto Bismol
Graeme & Pepto Bismol Laurence Philomene
Are You Sure?
Are You Sure? AdeY
Yes Sir
Yes Sir Levi Foster
RED 1
RED 1 Iakovos
Brief Encounter
Brief Encounter Bob Carlos Clarke
Dorian
Dorian Stephanie Gizard
Hotel
Hotel Stephanie Gizard
Men Have Feelings Too
Men Have Feelings Too Bob Carlos Clarke
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Trish Bendix
Trish Bendix is the Managing Editor of INTO.