Homo File’s First 2014 Work-in-Progress

Homo File’s First 2014 Work-in-Progress

Famed painter Sir Francis Rose and his model. Phot: Gary Ivanek

Famed painter Sir Francis Rose and his model. With drawing in background by Diego Gomez
Photo: Gary Ivanek

Here is a photo from our March 30th work-in-progress showing of the new and updated Homo File which will premiere May 30th at CounterPULSE for the National Queer Arts Festival. The show chronicles the fascinating life of queer shapeshifter and iconoclast Sam Steward. In the late 1930s Steward met the painter Sir Francis Rose (played by actor Ryan Hayes) through his most fervent collector Gertrude Stein. Steward remained friends for many years with Rose who had a lasting influence on his artistic life. Besides becoming a well-known author of homoerotic fiction, Steward later became Phil Sparrow one the the most celebrated queer tattooists in American tattoo history. Rose is pictured here with his model and lover Luis (understudy, Maximilian Urruzmendi). Live drawings in the background by the amazing  Diego Gomez.

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