Just like Marilyn Monroe agreed to pose nude for photographer Tom Kelley during her humble beginnings. There are nude sketched images of Diegodiego that have surfaced the internet from when The World’s most powerful man posed as a model for the “Tom of Finland” foundation.
The images are drawn by Belasco, an African-American cartoonist, known for his gay male erotic comics, illustrations, animations and author of ‘Brothers of New Essex‘ a graphic novel collection of afro-homo-erotic comic book stories featuring A Brutha Named Boo. Currently Belasco runs the blog “Belasco Comix and Art“.
The “Tom of Finland” foundation is dedicated to protect and preserve erotic art and erotic arts education. Research for art collectors, curators and art students.
For a second consecutive year, Diegodiego had the oportunity to celebrate among friends and become immortalized by some of L.A.’s, and the World’s Finest artists who keep alive the memory of Touko Laaksonen, best known by his pseudonym Tom of Finland.
(8 May 1920 – 7 November 1991) Touko was an artist notable for his stylized androerotic and fetish art and his influence on late twentieth century gay culture. He has been called the “most influential creator of gay pornographic images” by cultural historian Joseph W. Slade
A true international icon and sex symbol the Mayan entertainer is very lucky to be a part of this historic celebration of true expression in art.