Wessel + O'Connor Fine Art is pleased to present
a show of photographs by Howard Roffman from his most recent book
The Boys of Bel Ami. Shot on location in South Africa during the
filming of the latest in a long line of hit pornographic movies
from this well known company, the work captures a behind the scenes
look at the interactions between the models. Roffman chronicles
their antics as these hairless, smoothly muscled, impossibly beautiful,
very young and good looking Eastern European boys eat, shower, and
sleep together. The largest and most lavish of all his books to
date, The Boys of Bel Ami is the twelth volume of his work from the
German publisher Bruno Gmunder.
The Bel Ami company was founded in 1993 and is based in Bratislava,
Slovakia. Meaning "beautiful friend" in French, it specializes
in gay pornographic films that feature young men in their late teens
and early to mid-twenties. Bel Ami’s stars come mostly from
Slovakia and the Czech Republic, as well as other former Soviet
Howard Roffman is based in San Francisco. Previously, in 2001, he
did a book of photographs of one of the most well known of the Bel
Ami models, Johan Paulik.
This will be his second solo exhibition with the gallery.
All of Howard Roffman's photographs are available
in the following sizes:
11 x 14" editions of 25 start at $400.
16 x 20" editions of 25 start at $700.
20 x 24" editions of 10 start at $1000.