Bears, Beards, and Beer (BBB) was created by gay Argentine artist, German Pinazo last year. He felt there was a hole in the queer community that focused in and dedicated attention to the loveable bear community. After organizing the party first time at Alaska Bar on Reuterstrasse, Berlin there were bears spilling out the door and onto the street. Since then, the party has been steadily growing. And here we are 12 parties, 12 photo shoots, 24 real men modeling later. BBB traveled all over Berlin from Horse Bar (Neukölln), Gestrandet (Mitte), Ficken (Kreuzberg), looking for a base to call home. Home has been found now at Untertage, owned by Boiler Sauna.
Pinazo was working with friend and photographer, Ivo Hofsté, for the last year of BBB. The new series starts off with BRUCE LA BRUCE, filmmaker, photographer and artist
‘Bruce La Bruce, Tom of Finland and street fashion were my influences and inspiration when I was a young gay man back in Argentina and Brasil!! The images of these icons drove my aesthetic and my imagery as a gay artist!’ says, Pinazo, founder and art director of BBB.
‘Since coming to Berlin, not only have I met my icon, but now he is my collaborator on BBBLAB. Bruce has been there from the very beginning of my party which is a culmination of both his influence and Tom of Finland’s. You can see it in my art direction. The ideal exaggerated gay male form.’, continues Pinazo.
Each new edition of the second Chapter of BBB will feature amazing photographers, filmmakers, and artists shooting the sexy models you have come to expect!
‘What do you do when your idol, becomes your mentor, collaborator, and friend?, muses Pinazo and pauses…. ‘Be grateful and throw a party for him!’
Party: BBBLAB edition (Bears, Beards and Beer: Bruce La Bruce Edition)
Date: Saturday, 14th October
Location: @ Untertage
Address: Mehringdamm 32, 10961 Berlin
Screening: 22:00 – Special Bruce La Bruce Film
Featuring photographer and special guest: DJ Bruce La Bruce
Win Tickets Bears Beards Beer Bruce La Bruce