Rich ladies and the gallery staff who tend to them: Know of a particularly dreamy "art handler?" You know, a guy you might call if you want something particularly well hung? Or perhaps you're just looking for a brawny type who knows how to properly mount something of yours. In either case, the DreamHandlers Art Handlers of the Year calendar should be of interest to you, either because you'll be nominating someone or buying up the debut release. It will feature 12 steamy art wranglers, one for each month, and nothing says they have to be all men, although Art Fag City notes "a product like this has been on the lips of woman and gay professionals for what seems like an eternity." Here are the rules


Submit a photo of your favorite art handler to Art Handlers of the Year! It's a calender featuring twelve of everyone's favorite art handlers of New York City. The calender will come out this summer, just in time for that busy fall season. Here are the guidelines:

-You can submit a photo of any person who is or has worked as an art handler, preparator, exhibitions coordinator, or installer recently. This also includes those of you on the trucks working for the shippers.

-You can submit a photo of yourself.

-You cannot be naked, thanks.

-You will only appear in the calender if you approve it.

-Submissions must be in by August 1st.

-Please include information about the person appearing in the photo, like their name and where they work.

-The photos will be narrowed down to a smaller number, and then there will be a vote to pick the lucky twelve.

There are something like 700 galleries in Chelsea alone. That means at least 700 art handlers. Please forward this to your favorite art handler or their gallery/company.



Wait, "exhibitions coordinators" are allowed? Are they really that hot? At least they'll be balanced out by the random truck drivers whose only connection to the art world is that they... drive art around. And maybe help unload it. Whatever, as long as they're ripped.

It's somehow comforting to know that, even in the avant-garde world of Chelsea art galleries, there's still an underlying fascination with flesh-baring protocelebrities. May you find your Julia Allison, art gays. And MAY WE ALL.

[Art Fag City]