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The weekend artists, 2012

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Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (2012) by Lesley Barnes. She also has peacock wrapping paper. The most popular post of the year was one I made last December featuring all the artists whose work had appeared throughout 2011 in the weekend links posts. (The surge of views occurred early in January when it was […]

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Books of blood

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Artist Nick Kushner writes to alert me that his 2010 painting Maldoror: Satan Seated Upon His Throne has been used on the cover of a recent Russian edition of Lautréamont’s novel. Kushner uses his own blood to create his paintings, and the cover below has been created using the same material. Maldoror himself would no […]

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Be prepared

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Sodomites (no date) by Robert Sherer. The Boy Scouts of America yet again proved itself a retrograde organisation by deciding this week after a two-year review to maintain its policy of exclusion for gay scouts and gay scout leaders. The Girl Scouts of America don’t have this kind of policy, nor do UK Scouting organisations. […]

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Weekend links 116

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Ankle Deep, a pyrograph by Robert Sherer whose work is showcased at The Advocate. • “Bertrand Russell wrote in 1932, during another period of economic distress, ‘that immense harm is caused by the belief that work is virtuous, and that what needs to be preached in modern industrial societies is quite different from what always […]

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Fred Holland Day revisited

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St Sebastian with wounded chest (c. 1906). The work of American photographer Fred Holland Day (1864–1933) has featured here in the past but it’s only recently that I came across the archive of prints at the Library of Congress. Not all the works there are digitised yet, and some are still unavailable for viewing, but […]

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Ecce homo

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Saint Sebastian appears rather unconcerned by his wounds in this contemporary version by Yves De Brabander, part of his Ecce Homo series which reworks some recurrent themes from western art history. Elsewhere on { feuilleton } • The gay artists archive Previously on { feuilleton } • The art of Robert Sherer • The art […]

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The art of Robert Sherer

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American Martyr. The Sebastian-esque piece above is a pyrograph by American artist Robert Sherer. Pyrographs—pictures burned onto wood—aren’t very common here but are a fixture of craft classes at US summer camps. Sherer adopts the medium to subvert the wholesome orthodoxies of American life, that side of America which persistently stigmatises minorities as “other”, and […]

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The gay artists archive

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Previous posts about gay or homoerotic art or artists. A personal and idiosyncratic selection, this isn’t meant to be definitive. • The art of Paul Thévenaz, 1891–1921 • The art of Peter Knoch • The art of Tatsuji Okawa, 1904–1994 • The art of Willem Arondeus, 1894–1943 • The art of Nicholas Tolmachev • The […]

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