A double portrait of the dancer and Harlem Renaissance icon at Swann Galleries evokes his allure as an artist’s model and his indelible imprint on modernism.
The collective staged erotically charged photographs of themselves and those in their artistic circles.
Gerda Wegener’s works ranged from glamorous portraits of her partner to graphic illustrations of sex that celebrated women’s pleasure.
Published from the 1950s through 1970s, their covers are colorful, kitschy, and anachronistic.
Material from the 1800s through contemporary times includes art by Tom of Finland, Gerda Wegener, and JEB, as well as works of lesbian pulp fiction and more, all available on August 19.
For the past 13 years, Swann has been the only major auction house with a department dedicated to African American art, setting auction records for artists such as Sam Gilliam, Faith Ringgold, and Charles White.
A portrait of Audre Lorde and an intimate embrace between a couple in 1979 are two of four photographs by Joan E. Biren.
Boffin explained in a 1991 radio interview that she was trying to put lesbians back on the political agenda, but her risqué performances frequently drew criticism from inside the LGBTQ community.
The first openly gay elected official in the nation had just one day in San Francisco’s mayoral office in 1978, but the meaning of that moment will echo for generations.
When the beat poet looked through Hank O’Neal’s photographs of the pride march, he took the chance to narrate history
Join Hrag Vartanian in conversation with Cathy Renna & Eduardo Ayala Fuentes at Swann Galleries on Monday, June 17 from 6 to 8 pm.
Artist Cristina Pitter helps us open Pride Month with a paean from her performance piece, Decolonizing the Color of Queerness