Hide/Seek: Difference And Desire In American Portraiture

by Jonathan Katz

Copyright: 2010

Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, a companion volume to an exhibition of the same name at the National Portrait Gallery, traces the defining presence of same-sex desire in American portraiture through a seductive selection of more than 140 full-color illustrations, drawings, and portraits from leading American artists. Arcing from the turn of the twentieth century, through the emergence of the modern gay liberation movement in 1969, the tragedies of the AIDS epidemic, and to the present, Hide/Seek openly considers what has long been suppressed or tacitly ignored, even by the most progressive sectors of our society: the influence of gay and lesbian artists in creating American modernism.

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