Friday, November 5, 2021

Harry Bush and some Literal Inspiration

I've featured the art work of Harry Bush on the blog before, and you can check it out by clicking the label.  I recently came across some old files of his work while setting up a new PC, and I have to say I'm both pleased and puzzled by them.  They are side by side composites that show a late 60s model next to Harry Bush drawings that must have been inspired by them.  I did not make these composites, so I don't know if they were ever published like this, or if someone matched them up later.  My files don't have any info other than the obvious Harry Bush designation.  If anyone knows, please clue us in down in the comments.  I did a Google Images search, and all that came up was a reference to Handjob Magazine, a publication that is supposed to have operated 2000-2014.  We start with Douglas Turner, whom Harry Bush depicts emerging half out of a posing strap.



  1. Always interesting to see artists working from photographs. Most say that they would never do it. But others use it a a useful tool. The nude figure as a basis, removing the original background. Then placing the figure in a new totally imagined background. Fascinating to see, especially if you were the model and had seen the photograph. Yes, some thing are enhanced...LOL

    1. Thanks for the comment! I still can't figure out why the artist partially covered the package.

    2. I suppose to make the artwork a tease? I like both. I've now done three photograph basis sittings. One is immortalised in a different world...

    3. That's probably it, and he made it in color to accentuate it.