RARE JEAN BOULLET "ANTINOÜS"
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Boullet was a gay French artist who illustrated a number of texts during the 1940s and 50s.
"ANTINOÜS" is a collection of 33 explicit homoerotic drawings laid into wrappers, one of 467 copies printed.
Inspired by Jean Cocteau, Boullet became known in France as "the painter of masculine beauty”, illustrating texts by Edgar Allan Poe, Raymond Asso and poems of Villon and Verlaine.
Fundamentally libertarian, anti-clerical and anti-establishment driven in his pursuit of the weird and taboo, Jean Boullet was also passionate about sexology, magic, demonology, and gay mythology.
Boullet was found hanging from a tree in Algeria in 1970, exact details surrounding his death remain unclear to this day.