Amsterdam: Butt, 2006. Octavo, publisher's side-stapled illustrated pink paper wraps.
Summer 2006 issue of the iconic 21st century “International Fagazine.” Established in 2001 by Dutch publishers Gert Jonkers and Jop van Bennekom (of Fantastic Man and The Gentlewoman) in Amsterdam, Butt aimed to challenge the mainstream, often commodified, gay aesthetic by presenting authentic and at times gritty depictions of real men. Always printed on pink paper, the international quarterly featured interviews with and candid portraits of the gay community and quickly became a pioneering force in queer media throughout the aughts. The magazine ceased print publication in 2011, though was relaunched in 2022. This issue features a cover by Marcelo Krasilcic, an interview with photographer Walter Pfeiffer along with a series shot by the artist, an interview and portrait of Madonna’s brother Christopher Ciccone, profiles of Simon Foxton and Justus Köhncke, Rufus Wainwright by Juergen Teller for Marc Jacobs, American Apparel ads, and more. Fine. Item #8557