Gemma Rolls-Bentley

Queer Art: From Canvas to Club, and the Spaces Between

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Expected release date is 14th May 2024

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An intoxicating and energetic curation of leading LGBTQ+ artworks from the twentieth century to today.

Celebrate the LGBTQ+ community with this vivid and dynamic collection of artworks that charts queer voices from around the world.
The twentieth century saw key shifts for the LGBTQ+ community across the western world: from the Stonewall uprising to the first pride parades and homosexuality law reforms. The years following these milestone moments have seen queer life face new challenges, celebrations, injustices, and liberations.
As ever, this journey has been closely mapped by art and culture. Artists working across all mediums – from painting, performance, digital and beyond – have captured key moments impacting the LGBTQ+ community, from the HIV/AIDS crisis and the rise of drag, to marriage equality and the fight for trans liberation. 
The artists include:
Andrew Logan, sculptor and founder of the Alternative Miss World party
Leading artists David Hockney, Nicole Eisenmann and Zanele Muholi
Late greats Greer Lankton, Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon and Tom of Finland
Pioneers of Queer Cinema Derek Jarman and Sir Isaac Julien
Ground-breaking photographers Nan Goldin, Ajamu X, Wolfgang Tilmans and Catherine Opie
Contemporary art stars Sin Wai Kin, Zackary Drucker and Clifford Prince King
With a heady curation of artworks selected by leading LGBTQ+ curator Gemma Rolls-Bentley, this book mixes the high-brow with the low, gallery stalwarts with Instagram stars, and the racy with the fabulous. With over 150 works across thematic chapters covering Queer Spaces, Queer Bodies and Queer Power this is a unique celebration of queer life – a must-have for the LGBTQ+ community, art lovers and anyone interested in the culture surrounding queer identity.

Editor: Gemma Rolls-Bentley

Hardback  Published 14 May 2024  240 pages

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