“Ward of the State” at Rivera and Rivera

Posted by The G on June 1, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Comments are off for this article

Photos by G.  Various Artists.

Christoph Schmidberger

Tony Ward by Christoph Schmidberger

Los Angeles!  One of the most gorgeous men to have ever walked among us, Tony Ward, is being immortalized in an exhibit entitled “Ward of the State” at Rivera and Rivera in West Hollywood.  18 artists (including Greg Gorman, Steven Klein, Patrick Hoelck, Patrick Martinez, Herb Ritts, Estevan Oriol, RETNA, Tony Ward, Paul Rusconi, Bruce Weber, Robert Standish, Michael Gregg Michaud, Jules Muck, Rick Castro, Christoph Schmidberger, Ray Turner and Maya Mercer) have paid tribute to the man and the muse who Paris Vogue called “male icon of the century.”  Fashionistas will recognize Tony Ward from his appearances in ads for Chanel, Dolce and Gabbana and Calvin Klein.  He has also been prominently featured in Madonna’s racy “Justify My Love” video as well as her “Sex” book.

Pure Hustle by Patrick Martinez

Pure Hustle by Patrick Martinez

The exhibit is great as you’ll see tributes to the man in paintings, photography and video.  You’ll see sides of Tony Ward that you’ve never seen before and you’ll also see sides of him that you’ll want to stare at over and over again.



“Ward of the State” is showing at Rivera and Rivera (located at 454 North Robertson Blvd.) in West Hollywood through June 20, 2011. 

See a bonus image of Tony Ward in his birthday suit after the jump.

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