Etienne (Dom Orejudos) - 8" x 10" Sheriff Print

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Etienne (Dom Orejudos).
Sheriff Print.

No place: No publisher, no date. 
Single sheet. 
8" x 10". 

Very good.
Light edgewear.
Unobtrusive crease bottom left.  

Contemporary print of drawing by Etienne. 

"Domingo Francisco Juan Esteban "Dom" Orejudos, Secundo(July 1, 1933 – September 24, 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. Leathercompetition, Chicago's August White Party, and the magazines Triumph, Rawhide, and Mars. He was also active and influential in the Chicago ballet community."