DRUMMER MAGAZINE was the granddaddy of all BDSM~Leather publications. Groundbreaking for it’s time~ Drummer set precedence for all homomasculine representation to come.
ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE, TOM OF FINLAND, ENTIENNE, BILL WARD, REX, NIGEL KENT & RICK CASTRO among many others were featured in Drummer.
NYC artist~ GRANITE~ will also exhibit new work depicting fetish art for the 21st century.
MARCH 17TH thru 21ST is Leather week in Los Angeles.
In celebration of Leather Pride~ ANTEBELLUM HOLLYWOOD and the LEATHER ARCHIVES & MUSEUM will open a touring exhibition~
THE ART OF DRUMMER: New Outlines of Masculinity~ March 19th, 2013.
The exhibit features numerous original works from artists~ Bill Ward, Nigel Kent, Cavelo, Etienne, Rick Castro and many other artists published in Drummer.
What a hot concept for Fans of Fetish!
An exhibit of the artists we featured in Drummer, the magazine that helped create the very leather culture it reported on!
No other magazine published and validated so many historic erotic artists— including our art director, the cartoonist A. Jay, Rex, Domino, The Hun, Bill Ward, Chuck Arnett, Etienne, Tom of Finland, Rick Castro, Robert Mapplethorpe
and a hundred other fetish artists with a career goal to canonize their reputations in the legendary Drummer that from 1975-1999 was read literally by millions.
When the Leather Archives & Museum asked me to help draft thumbnail biographies of these talented sex-artists, I gladly assisted in the LA&M’s development of this traveling exhibit already seen by thousands. After all, one of the LA&M founders with Chuck Renslow was Drummer publisher, Anthony DeBlase.
I welcome these LA&M endorsed artists from the Drummer Salon to Hollywood, and to the walls of Rick Castro’s remarkable fetish gallery~ Antebellum.
—Dr. Jack Fritscher, founding San Francisco editor in chief of Drummer, leather historian and author of many leather history books.