Queer British Art - Clare Barlow

Queer British Art - Clare Barlow

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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...

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Format: Paperback / softback 192 pages
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 9781849764520
Weight: 740g
Dimensions: 192 x 247 x 23 (mm)