This post is a little late -- symptomanic of my re-occurring computer phobia which has kept me from posting recently -- but you still have until May 29th to visit the Leslie-Lohman Gallery in New York to experience REVEALED: THE TRADITION OF MALE HOMOEROTIC ART -- an exhibition curated by Robert Diamond, held from 12th to 29th May 2010 in New York at the Leslie-Lohman Gay Art Foundation – which is a precious resource for anyone interested in the rich art legacy of the LGBTQ community – and features works made by artists as Robert Mapplethorpe, Rick Castro, Andy Warhol, George Platt Lynes, Marsden Hartley, Charles Demuth, Paul Cadmus, Jared French, Pavel Tchelitchew, Andrey Avinoff, Tom of Finland, James Bidgood, Arthur Tress, Herb Ritts, Don Herron, Duane Michals, Paul Blanca, Mark Morrisroe, Keith Haring, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Horst P. Horst, Hoyningen-Huene, Minor White, Al Urban, Bruce of L.A., Bob Mizer, Mikel Marton and David LaChapelle. A celebration of the sensual male nude and homoerotic expression which reminds the history of suppression and secrecy shaped the development of homoerotic art and homophobia – continuing to affect the creative and artistic output of gay artists, as well as their personal lives -- successful evidence of artistic expression fighting against repression.
I'm sorry to have missed giving you all a heads-up to catch Rick at the opening reception, but please PLEASE take the opportunity to experience this exhibit if you can -- such a wide range of artists in one space is not a thing to miss! I know Rick would love to bring this show to the West Coast, so please cross your fingers and let's hope he can arrange it! Rick is a great guy and a wonderful artist -- he told me how proud he was to be invited to be a part of this show and it is a big feather in his cap. If you've been following his blog (part of my Blog-o-matic found on the right side of this page!) you know that his sojourn in NYC has been full of delights -- I'm so glad for him I could burst!