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c1965: A Self Portrait
(This work is still in its original frame selected by Uyvari. It was donated to the BESTD Clinic in Milwaukee in 1997, and can be viewed in the client waiting room.)
 
(Quest article on donation of painting to BESTD Clinic)
(Quest magazine, vol. 4 no. 2)  



1973-74: Two Ballerinia sketches
(sold on eBay late 2006; provenance unknown)  
1973 Ballerina sketch
 
closeup of signature
 



 
1974 Ballerina sketch
 
closeup of signature
 


c1970-75 Artwork "Fallen Angel" which hung for many years above the main bar at Your Place
(shown at 1990 auction to benefit Milwaukee AIDS Project, with David Clarenbach and Tim Carpenter)
(this painting, approx. 7' diameter, is in a private collection in Milwaukee)
 

 

Uyvari "Angel" artwork
(origin and year of photo unknown)
(approx. 7' high x 3' wide)


Auctioning of a Uyvari "Angel"
at one of MAP's Make A Promise dinners.
(origin and year of photo unknown)




circa 1976 artwork typical of Uyvari's "Male Adult Angel" theme of the time
(This painting is reputed to have hung for many years in the Y.P./ Your Place bar. It was still owned by a local Milwaukee gay bar until 2010, but has recently been acquired by a private collector)
(size 48" square)
 
1970s Milwaukee Run poster
(According to a friend of Uyvari's who sold this poster in 2006, this artwork was produced for a 1970s Milwaukee motorcycle run, and was printed both with and without the run name. Robert signed a number of these posters prior to a show he had in San Francisco in 1983.)
(This 16 x 22 very rare pencil signed poster is in mint condition, and is held in a private collection in Milwaukee.)  



1979 Artwork "Bound" and "Leather Man"
auctioned Sept. 2005 at Boot Camp for over $800. each
(each sized 36" x 48"; in a private collection in Milwaukee)
 

1978: Drawing "Anthony" painted for poster for Wreck Room bar in Milwaukee
(Although the figure is labeled simply "Anthony", the original owner of this poster, who was a friend of Uyvari, states that this work was done by Uyvari as a self-portrait)
(This approx. 18" wide x 15" high poster is in a private collection in Milwaukee.)
 

 

circa 1979: Child Angel
(This painting was displayed in the M&M Club gay bar from about 1979 to 1987)
(Painting size approx. 24" wide x 36" high; now held in a private collection in Milwaukee)
 

 


 



1980 "Sanctuary Mandala" poster
(This image, aka "Divine Androgyne", was done as cover art for a book of the same name, which apparently promoted a Hindu gay consciousness/ gay male utopian community)
(A private collection in Milwaukee holds this mint condition copy of this 18 x 24 very rare and unusual poster.)
 
1981 "Male Ego"
(Very well done poster printed from the original artwork now in a private collection)
(This 18 x 24 poster is in mint condition and is in a private collection in Milwaukee.)
 


1981- Promotional poster for San Francisco Eagle bar
(Poster size approx. 29" wide x 22" high; in a private collection in Milwaukee)
 

 


Places of Interest posters: 1982 (left) and 1983 (right)
("Places of Interest" was a prominent gay/ lesbian travel guide; its promotional materials and covers featured works by Uyvari for the 3 years 1982 thru 1984.)
(The 1983 poster shown here, sized 19 x 37, is an extremely rare double signed print. It is dated 1982 and numbered 88/100, and is held in a private collection in Milwaukee.)  

 


Places of Interest 1984 poster
"Places of Interest" was a prominent gay/ lesbian travel guide; its 1984 promotional materials and cover featured this work by Uyvari.
(Poster size approx. 30" wide x 24" high; this copy in a private collection in Milwaukee)
 


1983 "Tony Payette" print
(Poster size approx. 30.5" wide x 26" high; this copy, numbered 98/150 and signed artist proof print, is in a private collection in Milwaukee)
 

 


Promotional poster for 1993 Mr. S.F. Eagle contest
(Note Uyvari had died some years prior, the year he did this work is unknown.)
 

 
Uyvari at opening of Club 219,
February 1981
(from Gay Milwaukee, vol 4 issue 3)
View Closeup of photo
 
Uyvari artwork at Club 219,
February 1981
(from Gay Milwaukee, vol 4 issue 3)
 



 
Cover artist bio, February 1984
(from In Step, vol 1 issue 5)
 
In Memorium, 1986
(from In Step, vol 3 issue 11)
 
Boot Camp Remembrence, 1986
(from In Step, vol 3 issue 11)

Club 219 fundraiser for, 1986
(from In Step, vol 3 issue 13)
 
Club 219 fundraiser for, 1986
(from In Step, vol 3 issue 13)
 



 

Club 219 fundraiser for, 1986
(from In Step, vol 3 issue 16)
 
Artwork
(from In Step, vol 3 issue 16)
 



 

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