Dex's "Vintage Men's Magazine Art"

Dex's "Vintage Men's Magazine Art"

WHO          Dexter Howley (CKDexter Howley)
WHEN        Apr. 11, 2019
WHERE       Roissy Gallery, Level 1
HOST          Norma Underwood





by Blue Ronsein, Roissy Journaliste

Master Dex’s latest theme in his parade of sexy exhibits at Roissy’s art gallery portrayed takes on men’s magazines, the kind designed to titillate good ol’ boys in chop shops, gas stations, smoke-filled bars, and assorted locker rooms — especially when men were “men” and got off on soft porn.  “Some of the stories were rather trite,” he explains, “like the slut needing a lift. These ARE Men's magazine fantasies after all. Most of the work was in the research.. going through tons of real crap... the photoshop painting was the fun part.”

To give you an idea of the images themselves, iet’s follow his comments around the walls:

“Here's a weird combination of a western cowboy and a harem girl.”

“This one is out of period.. it is an illustration from the early Victorian era.. late 1800's Victorian Porn. Even Victorian ladies liked having their kitties licked.” followed by Norma, “I'm sure cavemen had porn too.”

“Here is one of my favourite illustrations I found... and this fits almost perfectly with the Roissy time period.. mid '50s — ‘Teacher's Lesson.’”

“This one is only the right page of a two page story illustration but I loved the action in it — ‘Come With Me.’”

“Here is a '50's pinup that was in black and white. Crude props and crude photography but excellent composition and pose.”

“This is an actual pinup magazine photo.. that is almost a direct steal from a Renoir or a Manet. So I did it in colour in a watercolour style.  Because it looks so much like a famous Goya.. I called it ‘Goya Nude.’”

“And this one was so amazingly artistic in its pose and expression.. I had to make a painting out of it.”

“And the last one ‘Vintage Possession.’ What the story was about I have no idea.. but look at the movement, action and composition of the bodies... many of these artists' work was undervalued.”


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