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446                                     Jack Fritscher, Ph.D.

             “The Football Huddle: Go, Fisters, Go!” Felt-tip ink on paper, color drawing by Skip-
             per, 1979. ©Jack Fritscher. First published in Gay San Francisco from the Jack Frit-
             scher and Mark Hemry collection. Skipper Davis’ first work in Drummer appeared
             in Drummer 15, and he created a specific drawing to illustrate Jack Fritscher’s story,
             “Foreskin Prison Blues,” in Drummer 186 (July 1995). Along with Chuck Arnett at
             the Tool Box, Etienne at the Gold Coast, Tom of Finland at Tom’s Bar in Hamburg,
             and A. Jay at the Leatherneck, Skipper was part of the “Gay Muralist Movement” of
             the 1960s-1970s: he painted the large panels at the Sanctuary bath which were later
             installed at Dick Saunders’ Probe Disco in LA. The film The Skipper Video Gallery,
             directed and photographed by Jack Fritscher and edited by Mark Hemry, was a Palm
             Drive Video feature release (1994). Because the quintessence of gay art is eros, it often
             must censor itself in public venues in order to reassure the GLBT community of its
             remarkable survival in underground collections. (As shown, the original is obscured.)

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