"The Dutch publication—founded by Gert Jonkers and Jop van Bennekom and edited from an Amsterdam basement—set out to subvert the pervasive pretty-boy aesthetic that dominated gay representation in the ‘90s, and replace it with a new brand of raw, unpolished sex-appeal. Tattoos, chest hair, pot bellies and beards in abundance overthrew the sexed-up baby oiled images of Ken-like perfection that had defined gay iconography in the ’90s, and sparked a surging demand for downright dirt.
But BUTT was much more than the nudes it’s now notorious for. Nudie zine meets lifestyle mag, BUTT’s representation of masculinity was intimate and interesting. A cult magazine brimming with creative connoisseurs, BUTT was famed for its candid features and boundary-pushing portrayals of men—both dressed and undressed. Boasting Wolfgang Tillmans and AA Bronson among its protagonists, BUTT quickly solidified its status as beacon of gay culture." - Indie Mag (2019)
This issue, "BUTT magazine #19 Fantastic magazine for homosexuelles Spring 2007" features a cover photo of Jim, taken by Benjamin Huesby (now co-founder of GmbH). Featured photographers include Walter Pfeiffer and Luis Venegas, interview subjects include Francesco Vezzoli. This magazine is in good used condition with some sun fading along the top and edges.
L 9”, W 6.5”.
BUTT Magazine, 2007. English language. Softcover, 76 pages.