Fabulous illustrator Robert W. Richards is in Berlin to present a book from his exhibition by the same name, Stroke: From Under the Mattress to the Museum Wall, in which he collected some overlooked, but definitely worth-looking-at pornographic illustrators who drew during his heyday in mags like Freshmen, Torso, and Honcho. One of twenty-five artists from the catalog, Michael Kirwan, never liked his men pretty: ‘old, fat, ethnic, plain, disabled and unusual queers exist and are equally deserving of being depicted’.
The Stroke book release party begins at 8 P.M. on Sunday, 28 June 2015 at the Abba Berlin Hotel, Lietzenburger Str. 89, 10719 in Berlin. Come early and listen to a talk (in English, of course) with Robert beforehand.