THE ART OF LOOKING

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Photo © Stanley Stellar / Photo © Alex Geana / Photo © Stanley Stellar

Have you heard of Charles Leslie? Thomas Mann pinched his butt. He has the biggest penis collection in the world. He is one of the fathers of modern New-York’s SoHo neighborhood. And he is together with his partner Fritz Lohman founder of the first museum for gay and lesbian art in the world.

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Private archive of Charles Leslie
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Self portrait reclining by Rolf Koppel / Untitled by Go Hirano / Male Odalisque by Mario Pinto

Best-selling author Kevin Clarke discovered this incredible life story. It is a contribution to gay cultural history, rich in variety, with many images of Charles Leslie’s art collection.

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Photos © Rick Day

The Art of Looking / Edited by Kevin Clarke / Published by Bruno Gmünder / 208 pages / 49,99€

The Art of Looking

By Eric Lanuit