Art students are taught to study every curve and contour of the male form through such practices as live life drawing classes, encouraged to get up close and personal with their subject.

Protective, mysterious, solemn, combative, sacred and sexual, the male form has been captured by artists of all cultures in these ways and more.

Patrick SARFATI (1958) Jerry devil silver print. 1.8, signed and dated 2002 Patrick SARFATI (1958)
Jerry devil silver print. 1.8, signed and dated 2002

Saillen EDGAR, Arthur Saillen EDGAR, Arthur

On October 24 the auction house Wedry Magnin will host the Masculin/Masculin sale in partnership with Florent Barbarossa. The auction is full of promise: wondrous paintings, photographs, sculptures, drawings, all a beautiful journey into the male universe.

DEMI GOD, Untitled, c.1960 DEMI GOD, Untitled, c.1960

The sale has been cleverly organized into eight chapters that punctuate this journey of man: the myth, the model, Ephèbe, the athlete, the elegant, the Warrior, the Man from all four corners of the world which are all exhibited in the gallery above.

Studio ARAX Roger Studio ARAX Roger

The exhibition will be held at Drouot on Saturday October 22 and Sunday, October 23. The sale will be held on October 24, 2016 at Drouot.

Check out the full sale on Barnebys here.

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