1st Printing. 1 pages. Published in 1961. Rare Jim Stryker and Walter Kundzicz/Champion Studios collectible item. An original vintage photographic print of Jim Stryker, the single most popular and most good-looking male-nude model discovered by Walter Kundzicz, as photographed in 1961 on the beach, in one of his most beautiful and iconic portraits. The print measures 8 X 10 inches and has white borders. It is encased in a protective plastic sheet. The photograph is a full-shot variant of Jim Stryker posing on the beach, scantily and very markedly clad in a "string" bikini, and shot with natural light. "Famous for quality color images of handsome, athletic young men from the late 1950's and early 1960's, these photographs of scantily clad athletes (packed with amusing props, costumes, and bulging posing pouches) are notable not only for the commercial success they enjoyed during their heyday but also for their enduring creativity and imagination. Kundzicz and his work left an indelible imprint on male physique photography. Today, nearly half a century later, Kundzicz's work and his most popular models continue to have their ardent fans" (Reed Massengill). Jim Stryker is the prototypical All-American male beauty. He anticipates by about two decades the model/stars of the reigning American photographer of the male nude, Bruce Weber. This is the genuine article, an absolute "must-have" collectible, not just memorabilia, item for Jim Stryker, Walter Kundzicz/Champion, and male erotic art photography collectors. This original vintage photographic print is now collectible. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the print available online, is eminently suitable for framing, and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: There are Jim Stryker/Walter Kundzicz prints and digital copies available online, but most of them have major flaws and have little or no collectible value. This print is a beauty, and as such, an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare copy thus. One of the iconic American male-nude models of the 20th century. A fine print. (SEE ALSO OTHER JIM STRYKER, TUCK POWELL, JOE DALLESANDRO, AND BRUCE OF LOS ANGELES TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). Bookseller Inventory #
Title: JIM STRYKER: "STRING BIKINI" BLACK-AND-WHITE...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Champion Studio
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition.
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