Princeton University Library Catalog

Queer British art, 1981-1967 / edited by Clare Barlow.

London : Published by order of the Tate Trustees by Tate Publishing, a division of Tate Enterprises Ltd, 2017.
192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Summary note:
In 1861, the death penalty was abolished for sodomy in Britain; just over a century later, in 1967, homosexuality was finally decriminalised. Between these legal landmarks lies a century of seismic shifts in gender and sexuality for men and women. These found expression across the arts as British artists, collectors and consumers explored transgressive identities, experiences and desires. Some of these works were intensely personal, celebrating lovers or expressing private desires. Others addressed a wider public, helping to forge a sense of community at a time when the modern categories of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender were largely unrecognised. Ranging from the playful to the political, the explicit to the domestic, these works showcase the rich diversity of queer British art. This publication, the first to focus exclusively on British queer art, will feature sections on ambivalent sexualities and gender experimentation amongst the Pre-Raphaelites; the new science of sexology's impact on portraiture; queer domesticities in Bloomsbury and beyond; eroticism in the artist's studio and relationships between artists and models; gender play and sexuality in British surrealism; and love and lust in sixties Soho. 00Exhibition: Tate Britain, London, United Kingdom (05.04.2017-01.10.2017).
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Coded desires / Colin Cruise -- Public indecency: portrait of an X / Laura Doan -- Theatrical types / Neil Bartlett -- Bloomsbury and beyond / Eleanor Jones -- Defying convention / Caroline Gonda -- Arcadia and Soho / Andrew Stephenson -- Public lives, private passions / Dominic Janes -- Beautiful bodies / Catherine Howe.
Exhibition catalogs.
  • 1849764522 (paperback)
  • 9781849764520 (paperback)
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