Queer British Art - the exhibition catalogue from Tate available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Queer British Art

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'Excellent essays by 17 contributors elucidate ever fluctuating identities and the diversely challenging expressiveness of those outside the heteronormative mainstream' - Galleries Magazine

A beautifully illustrated book focusing on British queer art

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.

This exhibition catalogue, which accompanies a show at London's Tate, is the first book to focus exclusively on British queer artFrom Man Ray’s portrait of Virginia Woolf to Orton’s library book collages and Noël Coward’s dressing gown, this is a vital survey bursting with fascinating stories which showcase the diversity of queer British art. The book features works by major artists such as Simeon Solomon, John Singer Sargent, Clare Atwood, Ethel Sands, Duncan Grant, John Minton, Angus McBean, David Hockney and Francis Bacon, alongside less well-known material, such as ephemera, personal photographs, film and magazines. 

  • Author: Clare Barlow
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Date published: April 2017
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1849764520
  • Product Dimensions: 24.6 x 18.9 cm

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