L'enfant, better known as Man and Baby  is a 1987 photographic poster depicting a shirtless male model (Adam Perry) holding a young baby. The image, photographed by Spencer Rowell, was published and distributed in the 1980s by British company Athena Posters. The image reportedly sold over 5 million copies, making it among the best-selling posters ever. The photograph was said to herald the "sensitive but sexy New Man" aesthetic.
In a 2004 British television documentary about L'Enfant, The Model, the Poster and 3,000 Women, Perry claimed that as a result of his poster fame he had slept with 3,000 women. The program also identified the baby as Greek-Cypriot Stelios Havatzios. Stelios currently lives in Limassol Cyprus with his family and works as a lawyer. In 2013, Havatzios appeared as the Mystery Guest on The Big Fat Quiz of the '80s.
- Gill, Rosalind (April 2009). "Beyond the "Sexualization of Culture" thesis: an intersectional analysis of "sixpacks", "midriffs" and "hot lesbians" in advertising". Sexualities (Sage Publishing) 12 (2): 137–160. doi:10.1177/1363460708100916.
- Milmo, Cahal (16 January 2007). "The curse of 'Man and baby': Athena, and the birth of a legend". The Independent (London).
- Peter Jackson, Nick Stevenson, Kate Brooks (2001). "Making sense of men's magazines": 185
- "Truth behind THAT Athena poster". Daily Mail (London). 19 January 2007.
|This photography-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|