April 25, 2012
DASH SNOW/ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE by BEN CHO c.2005-06
Ben Cho executed this drawing back in 2005, when I first looked at it I was struck dumb.
I’d heard about it for a long time before I ever actually saw it. I was disturbed by it at first, Dash’s
head atop Robert’s torso on that photograph that caused such a brouhaha back in the late
1980’s. But soon, over time, the public came to appreciate it in all it’s grace and beauty. Just
as I’ve come to appreciate this deft rendering done by Ben Cho.
- Jack Walls.