PALANCA has left us

Sadly, Pedro Santillana a.k.a. PALANCA,
passed away yesterday, Tuesday 22nd July.

He was having liver problems related to his HIV condition for some years.

Palanca with a blow-up of his work in 2008

Pedro with a blow-up of his work in 2008

FEATURED ARTIST: PALANCA. The Foundation recently connected with a wonderful artist out of Peru, whose artist name is PALANCA… He is presently visiting the states, and we have been working with him to assist in pricing his works and looking for ways to expose these wonderful creations to a broader public. ToFF’s Dispatch, Summer 2001

PALANCA – crudely sexual and delicious. In 2001 Palanca went to Los Angeles where he met the founder and the curator of Tom of Finland Foundation (ToFF). He showed at the Tom of Finland Art Fair, L.A. Pride’s Erotic City and TOM’s Bar. In L.A. he also met filmmaker Chris Maher. In 2007 he was honored with a Special Recognition from ToFF. -TOM’s Blog, April 2014

PALANCA, Rub Feet, 1997, Graphite on paper

PALANCA (Peruvian, 1968-2014), Rub Feet, 1997, Graphite on paper


Pedro Javier Santillana Cruzado goes away
leaving the best memories his family and friends can treasure,
both as a person and as an artist.