Man to Man, an Obsession

Paris ·

18.04.22 → 18.05.22

From the idealized nudity of ancient Greek heroes to the radical frontal portraits of the 1970s to the intimate and sensual hyperrealistic paintings of French artist Jacques Sultana, the infinite possibilities of representation of the male body have fascinated collector Pierre Passebon for decades.

MAN TO MAN, AN OBSESSION highlights a strong, committed and sometimes controversial selection of male nudes from his private collection: paintings, sculptures, photographs, ceramics and drawings, challenging the taboos surrounding male eroticism, invite the visitor to re-evaluate the notion of male identity and normative views of the human body.


Exhibition from April 18 to May 18, 2022
5 Passage Charles Dallery, 75011 Paris
open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 2pm to 7pm
and by appointment

 Public auction
Sunday May 22, at 4 pm
La Salle – 20 rue Drouot, Paris 09
by auctioneer Florent Barbarossa

 Obsession Masculin, the book
published by Flammarion


Martial Hobeniche
Hugo Howlett
+33 1 42 33 93 18


Dossier de presse (pdf, French only)