Art Meets Pornography In David Leddick’s Glorious Gallery

From Wes Hempel and Bruce Sargant to Andy Warhol and David Hockney—and even including Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel—David Leddick’s new coffee-table book, Glorious Gallery: The Best in Gay Erotic Art ($52.99, Bruno Gmunder), celebrates homoerotic artwork from the classical era; paintings, sketches and conceptual images by established contemporary artists “at their most sexual,” and avant-garde works presenting the male form and sexuality in a post-gay world.

“It’s more graphic and sexual than previous collections because it’s the 21st century—powerful art and sex can exist in one work,” says Leddick, who believes the collection holds appeal beyond the lavender set. “You don’t have to be gay to like sex—the subject of where sex and art meet should be interesting to everyone.”

Amen to that.

We’d like to show you more images from Glorious Gallery but darn it if some of those painting aren’t a little too NSFW. So just pick up your copy today and, uh, “appreciate” to your heart’s content.


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  • digitalnipper


  • Edward H. Sebesta

    So an all white gay art book for a multipolar world.

  • Belize

    That headline is a bit outmoded. Art does not meet photography. Photography IS art. The quality or subject has nothing to do with its definition.

  • Jon

    @Belize: @Belize: Why don’t you try reading the headline again.

  • DuckSoup

    Is #7 a candid shot or a photorealistic painting?

  • Tavdy79

    @DuckSoup: Photorealistic painting.

    Leddick’s style reminds me a lot of the art of Steve Walker, who died earlier this year.

  • hamoboy

    @Belize: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Thanks, I needed a good laugh.

  • Timmeeeyyy!!!

    It would have been nice for Queerty to identify the works and artists.

  • drunker

    What a crap post/article. What are you, like 12? You give no credit or describe the medium. P.S. Leddick is not the artist, he’s just the guy who put together these “pornographic/art” images together and wrote a shit preface and conned someone with too much money to publish it. LAME

  • Timmeeeyyy!!!

    1. Michael Leonard’s “Torso,” 2003
    6. Nebojsa Ndravkovic’s “Overnight Model,” 2009
    7. Steven Walker

  • iDavid

    If it was up to tight collar Dan Avery, we’d destroy the statute of David for being pornographic.
    Porn is defined as inciting lust and sexual stim. I guess some people can’t see the beauty of the human form as art without popping a Woodie. Bummer!

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