Just for Kicks

One of my fav’ black “fashion” illustrators, the only one I know working in the genre in the 50s & 60s, Gene Bilbrew. Eric Stanton introduced Bilbrew to Irving Klaw, who gave him his start with bondage illus. When he o.d.ed in ’74, he was living in the back room of one of Eddy Mishkin’s porn stores. (from the porn collection I inherited from Michael O’Donoghue)

Eugene Bilbrew Self-portrait

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