"Well, I’ve always liked Toulouse-Lautrec a lot, though I don’t think you would really see that in my work. But it was my admiration for him that made me want to get out there and try out drawing for myself. I’d have to say the actual influence came from Cocteau; I was really attracted to his line-based homoerotic art (it was so much different to Tom of Finland, which was the only exponent of queer art that I knew of at the time). I was completely in awe to find the drawings still managed to be compelling in spite of the lack of details, or even precisely because of it, since a lot is left to the imagination, and his lines are very sensual. David Hockney also has some line work that I like, though it’s not as explicit as Cocteau’s."
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