20 years ago, Rene Capone began his career as an artist creating dreamlike, sensual, erotic images of young men in search of love, identity, and their place in the world. His paintings & drawings are highly prized by art aficionados, and they now hang on the walls of private and corporate collectors around the world.
He took a four-year absence from creating fine art to dig deep within his psyche and painful childhood to create a series of paintings that inspired his graphic novel The Legend of Hedgehog Boy.
The novel struck a deep chord within many readers, and it transformed the artist as well
Capone emerged from the experience with a renewed artistic vision and sense of purpose. The Advocate met with
Rene Capone in his California studio to explore his artistic past, present, and future.