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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Before there was Tom of Finland...








...There was J.C. Leyendecker, a gay man who, in the early part of the twentieth century, managed through his art to turn his boyfriend into a national icon.

Special thanks to Fabulastic for his book recommendation.

5 comments:

  1. Marvelous stuff, thanks! Leyendecker deserves to rank amoung the greatest artists of the 20th Century, if ya ask me. Now about Tom of Finland...

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  2. Vera, Thanks for sharing these. They are remarkable.
    Warm Regards,
    Hem

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  3. For anybody interested, here's a bit more (pictures by Leyendecker, words by yours truly!):

    http://openlettersmonthly.com/issue/december-2008-semi-obvious/

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  4. Steve, thank you for that article. Very insightful and well written.

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