Bill Schmeling drawings

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2021


Descriptive Summary

Title: Bill Schmeling drawings
Dates: undated
Collection Number: 2008-09
Creator/Collector:
Extent: 1 folder
Repository: GLBT Historical Society
San Francisco, California 94103
Abstract: The collection consists of 12 original ink drawings by Bill Schmeling, aka "The Hun." According to the Leather Archives & Museum website, Schmeling is "a Portland, Oregon based, homoerotic, homomasculine fetish artist active in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century. The Hun as a pseudonym personifies the intense subject matter of his work, which focuses on scenes involving hyper-masculine muscular characteristics, sadomasochism, prison rape and brutality, scatology, leather and uniform fetishes, police and military settings, and other scenes of extreme gay sexuality."
Language of Material: English

Access

Collection is open for research. Mailing lists and other records holding the names, addresses, and/or phone numbers of individuals will be restricted for 20 years. The erotica in this collection may only be viewed by researchers age eighteen and over and it is made available for educational and research purposes.

Preferred Citation

Bill Schmeling drawings. GLBT Historical Society

Acquisition Information

Gift of Robert Fong, executor of the Estate of Gordon T. Salter, on November 10, 2006.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection consists of 12 original ink drawings by Bill Schmeling, aka "The Hun." According to the Leather Archives & Museum website, Schmeling is "a Portland, Oregon based, homoerotic, homomasculine fetish artist active in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century. The Hun as a pseudonym personifies the intense subject matter of his work, which focuses on scenes involving hyper-masculine muscular characteristics, sadomasochism, prison rape and brutality, scatology, leather and uniform fetishes, police and military settings, and other scenes of extreme gay sexuality." The site goes on to say that "Hun's works occupy a unique place among gay erotic artists. He has spearheaded a more intense style of artwork that captures scenes and fantasies often avoided by other artists, such as Tom of Finland, as well as emphasizes a uniquely grotesque style involving oversized body parts, excess body fluids, and other features on a hyper-sexual scale." GSSO linked terms: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GSSO_001236; http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GSSO_000268; http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/MESH/D001154; http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GSSO_000374; http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GSSO_003450

Indexing Terms

Leather
Art
Kink
Erotica
Gay men