THE EROTIC ART OF ETIENNE # 2

700,00 kr.

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ETIENNE (aka Dom Orejudos). – Robert (Bob) Yuhnke& Durk Dehner (ed.):

THE EROTIC ART OF ETIENNE. No. 2 by Etienne. San Francisco: Falcon Studios, 1984. 4to 8.5×11 inches saddle-stapled magazine-format book with cardstock covers. 52pp., including covers. Illustrated throughout in b/w and color. Backcover with traces from old pricetag and removal of same (please see gallery) else overall a very good well preserved copy

First edition, 1st printing. Very rare

Domingo Francisco Juan Esteban “Dom” Orejudos, Secundo (1933 – 1991), also widely known by the pen names Etienne and Stephen, was an openly gay artist, ballet dancer, and choreographer, best known for his ground-breaking masculine gay male erotica beginning in the 1950s. Along with artists George Quaintance and Touko Laaksonen (“Tom of Finland”) – with whom he became friends – Orejudos’ leather-themed art promoted an image of gay men as strong and masculine, as an alternative to the then-dominant stereotype as weak and effeminate. With his first lover and business partner Chuck Renslow, Orejudos established many landmarks of late-20th-century gay male culture, including the Gold Coast bar, Man’s Country bathhouse, the International Mr. Leather competition, Chicago’s August White Party, and the magazines Triumph, Rawhide, and Mars. He was also active and influential in the Chicago ballet community. “Etienne will go down in homoerotic history as being the quintessential humorist. His typical formats have one or more characters as the brunt of the joke, many times under severe physical torment, all for the sexual gratification of another of his ruffians. His relaxed mastery of figurative cartoon illustration, along with a superb ability for gutter dialogue, produced the kind of stories that we were always wishing for when reading Flash Gordon and Spider Man, but never got until Etienne/Stephen entered our lives”

THE EROTIC ART OF ETIENNE # 2

700,00 kr.

In stock