Michael Manganiello Collects Yesterday’s and Tomorrow’s L.G.B.T.Q. Art

Show Us Your Walls
By Audrey E. Hoffer
Michael Manganiello in his Washington home with, from left, Gio Black Peter’s “My Body Is a Castle, One Day I’ll Outgrow It” (2017); Sarp Kerem Yavuz’s “Massallah” (2014); and Mr. Peter’s “Venture to the Stars” (2017). Emma Howells for The New York Times
WASHINGTON — In Michael Manganiello’s condo, graceful boys and handsome men sit on the beach, climb bales of hay, pose beside ancient ruins, dangle legs over a stone wall, stand in a forest or lie in bed. “I’m interested in art that addresses homosexual narratives and works that push boundaries in the realms of expression of intimacy and sensual pleasure,” said Mr. Manganiello, 61. The 150 paintings, photos, drawings and prints at his home in the Iowa building, in northwest Washington, represent both emerging and established talent. The creators include Don Bachardy, George Platt Lynes, Mark Beard, Jimmy Wright, Slava Mogutin, Roland Caillaux, Donna Gottschalk and Sarp Kerem Yavuz, a Turkish photographer who projects textile patterns onto male bodies, creating a stained-glass effect. [More]
Sarp Kerem Yavuz’s “Massallah” (2014)
A gallery wall anchored at center by “Basquiat and Haring” (2010), a diptych by Shepard Fairey. Top row, from left: Herbert List’s “Italy” (1936); David Wojnarowicz’s “Untitled (Between C & D)”; stacked works by Chuck Nitzberg, both “Untitled” (2015); Gio Black Peter’s “The Hell You Will” (2014) and his “Morning Hoodie” (2017). Middle row from left: Paul Himmel’s “Mud Boy” (1950); below it, Bruce Weber’s “Norway” (1998); Mr. Fairey’s diptych; and Marcus Leatherdale’s “Nude Harlequin/Self Portrait.” Bottom row, from left: a gift, unattributed; and Philip Bell’s “Mud Freeze Triptych” (2015). Emma Howells for The New York Times

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