Tributes to the beauty of the male figure at Bonham’s
This sale celebrates the male form with a Roman statue of Eros and works by David Hockney, Jean Genet and Anthony Gormley
The male form – where would we be without it? A Bonham’s sale this month celebrates the beauty of the male figure through millennia.
The oldest lot is a Roman marble statue of Eros, god of passionate love and fertility. Dating from circa 2nd century AD and designed to be viewed in the round, it depicts him as a boy just embarking into puberty.
In later depictions, Eros was portrayed as a winged infant, gods ...