It seems almost ridiculous that I have spent over a decade searching for the identity and work of one artist, but it was true until today when I chanced upon an example of the work that I remembered having seen back in the 70s.
I had asked readers of this blog if they knew of a gay erotic artist who had a very distinct style that featured stunningly handsome and perfectly muscled men. The feature the artist used in most of his work was what looked like the application of a heavy graphite pencil. This makes his main figures stand out from the background as if they are somehow beyond mere reality.
The description failed to spark anyone’s memory and I kept waiting to come across one image by this mystery artist.
The long hunt is finally over and his identity revealed. The artist in question is Cavelo and gay men of a certain age who appreciate ideally represented masculine pulchritude will easily remember the man’s work if not his name.
To read the rest of this post and see a large offering of Cavelo’s work please go here.