Robert Chesley - Stretching Reality
1982-1990 #6
all images © Mark I. Chester

Robert had a tight white spandex suit made for himself. He called it his "doll suit." His partner would draw on the blank suit, literally creating him as he drew. A kind of human tabla rasa. But when I started to draw on it, I ended up drawing "x"s over his eyes, chest and crotch. As a person with AIDS, society already considered him dead. This series is called "Man X'd Out."