Queer Caucus for Art Newsletter
October 2005

BOOK REVIEW Jonathan Weinberg. Male desire: the homoerotic in American art. New York: Harry Abrams, 2004. 208 pp., 220 illns. $50.00. ISBN 0-8109-5894-5 (hardcover)

To label Jonathan Weinberg’s third major book magisterial may strike skeptical post-Foucauldians as so much P.R. overkill.  But art historians of my generation (slightly earlier than Jonathan’s) still can’t help rejoicing at the exponential broadening of our knowledge about GLBTQ arts, and the concomitant deepening of our historical understanding.  “Magisteria” is related to “master,” and Weinberg, a former Queer Caucus cochair, has admirably mastered the mushrooming literature on American queer history, of which his own previous works are an important part.  Male desire is primarily a work of synthesis, marking a new plateau in the development of queer cultural studies: there is now enough published material to integrate at this higher level.  Weinberg’s notes and acknowledgments read like a catalog of past and present QCA members, officers, and friends.  Queer art history has been something of a family business, and amid the current debate about the future and energies of our own organization, it’s heartening to be reminded of just how many offspring we’ve produced, and how big they’ve grown.

Although Weinberg modestly disclaims the goal of a full-dress survey of gay male art, he nevertheless succeeds in less than 200 pages, many of them given to lavish color reproductions, in outlining the manifold themes, imagery, and cultural contexts of artists and writers from Whitman to Warhol to Wojnarowicz.  His seven chapters are both chronological and thematic: the metaphor assigned to each time period aptly encapsulates the era’s distinctive cultural realities, though such images may also persist across longer spans -- and, as in “Water” and “Uniforms,” overlap and hybridize.  He traces the archetype of water -- one of the few remaining pretexts for realistic nude male bodies -- back to the Victorian ethos of Thomas Eakins’s Swimming.  “Uniforms” treats World War I and its aftermath, especially Demuth and Hartley; “I want muscle” the 1930s, when socialists and regionalists alike glorified the Working Man, whether rural or industrial, as an avatar of heroic virtue.  Chapter 4, “Circles and measurements,” corresponds to the ’40s, while “Collaborators” begins in the ’50s, reading Jasper Johns’s Target with plaster casts as a coded index of both postwar repression and the fact that by then there was a gay community conscious of its own closetedness.  Concluding chapters cover the Stonewall era, the age of AIDS, and a contemporary epilogue.

Weinberg has a knack for pithy phrases and metaphors that encapsulate dense observations with aphoristic brevity: the “circles” of the 1940s chapter reference the interconnectedness of both geometric circles, as a compositional device, and the emerging social circles of gay men.  The text is full of the sympathetic pictorial analysis one would expect from a historian who is also a painter, and he links even familiar and canonical artists in fresh and thought-provoking ways: “The homosexual subtext of [painter Paul] Cadmus’s and [advertising illustrator J.C.] Leyendecker’s pictures of military men becomes Tom of Finland’s overtly pornographic text” (p. 55).

Alas, the book suffers the disease endemic to surveys: works and dates parade at a brisk pace, and there’s little space for detailed biographies or for more than a handful of works by even major artists -- many of whom, by now, have had monographs of their own.  Given such limitations, it’s heartening that he includes such figures as the African-American sculptor Richmond Barthé, only now getting his due, and ambitious contemporaries like Daniel Heyman.  Personally, I missed more systematic treatment of the Harlem Renaissance, and was mystified by an unaccustomed reticence about the infamous closet-case Jasper Johns and his sometime lover Robert Rauschenberg.  Reasonably enough for a book defined more by imagery than orientation, Weinberg notes that “[u]nless I feel that ... the artist’s sexual identity is crucial to understanding ... a particular image, I do not raise it” (p. 11), but in this case he lets on only that “the two artists worked under the same roof,” omitting that they also shared a bed there, which Rauschenberg later turned into a signature artwork.  Surely it matters that a work like Target, with its penis hidden behind swinging doors (closet? tearoom?), was made by a man who lived with another male and knew secretiveness at first-hand.

Such details aside, Male desire will become a benchmark in our field.  When I called it magisterial above, I was using the verb “master” in its passive sense, the ability to absorb and integrate past information.  But “master” also has a more active, and equally relevant, sense of domination and control.  As Weinberg himself notes, this is only one version of a very rich story, and future scholars may take issue with certain of his emphases or omissions.  But they all will have to acknowledge and reckon with his framework.

- James Saslow


Anderson & Low (Jonathan Anderson & Edwin Low). Athlete/warrior. London; New York: Merrell, 2005. 191 p. ISBN 1858942918

“The art of pride: Rhode Island GLBTs celebrate pride with ‘energetic and eclectic’ show beginning June 16,” In newsweekly, June 15, 2005, p. 21. Summary of “The hand of pride” at Space at Alice, 186 Union St., Providence

Avgikos, Jan, “Everything is nothing: Andy Warhol, presented with Spielbergian intensity,” Village voice, July 13-19, 2005, p. 67. On “Dia’s Andy” at Dia:Beacon

Ayers, Robert, “Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Roni Horn [at] Andrea Rosen, New York,” Art news, v. 104, no. 7 (summer 2005), p. 198-199

Baker, Marco C., “Artists explore the homoerotic,” Philadelphia gay news, May 27-June 2, 2005, p. 78, 64. On “ManArt,” a group show by gay artists, at Minerva Gallery, Philadelphia

Baker, Marco C., “Out artists show works,” Philadelphia gay news, May 27-June 2, 2005, p. 3, 6. On “The celebration of the artist,” Gay and Lesbian Artists Visual Arts Group’s 17th exhibit, Highwire Gallery, Philadelphia

Baker, R. C., “Catching enigmas in a bottle: girls gone wild in hot oil,” Village voice, May 18-24, 2005, p. 83. Short review of Hilary Harkness show at Mary Boone Gallery, New York

Bartlett, Thomasine. Vintage drag: female impersonators performing resistance in Cold War New Orleans. 2004 dissertation, Tulane University

Bauer, Claudia. Andy Warhol. Munich; New York: Prestel, 2004. 71 p. (Prestel art guide) ISBN 3-7913-3198-1 (pbk)

“Beefcake confidential,” Men magazine, July 2005, p. 46-48, 51. On Bob Mizer and Athletic Model Guild, and the 2004 acquisition by PosingStrap.com’s Dennis Bell

Benfey, Christopher, “The artist as outlaw: Caravaggio was a habitual brawler and a transgressive artist,” New York times book review, Oct. 2, 2005, p. 17. Review of Caravaggio: painter of miracles by Francine Prose (Atlas Books/HarperCollins)

Blumenthal, Ralph, “A celebratory splash for an enigmatic figure: museums in Houston pay tribute to Cy Twombly,” New York times, June 4, 2005, p. B11, 16

Breisch, Ken, “[review of] Gail Lee Dubrow and Jennifer B. Goodman, eds., Restoring women’s history through historic preservation, Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003 ..., Will Fellows, A passion to preserve: gay men as keepers of culture, Madison and London, University of Wisconsin Press, 2004 ... [and] Page Putnam Miller, Landmarks of American women’s history, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2003 ...,” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, v. 64, no. 2 (June 2005), p. 251-254

Bronson, A. A. Mirror, mirror. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT List Visual Arts Center, 2002 (distrib. by DAP) 69 p. ISBN 0938437631 (pbk) Exhibition catalog

Butt, Gavin. Between you and me: queer disclosures in the New York art world, 1948-1963. Durham: Duke University Press, 2005. 270 p. ISBN 0-8223-3486-0 (cloth) ISBN 0-8223-3498-4 (pbk)

Cannata, Alfredo. Alfredo Cannata: guys. Edited by Alessandro Riva. Milano: Antonio Battaglia Arte Contemporanea, 2003. 32 p. Exhibition held Mar. 2003

Canterbury, Patricia Sue. Beauford Delaney: from New York to Paris. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2004. 143 p. ISBN 0-912964-92-8 Catalog of a traveling exhibition

Capozzola, Christopher, “Love of the body in fearful times,” The gay & lesbian review, v. 12, no. 5 (Sept.-Oct. 2005), p. 40-41. Review of Eakins revealed: the secret life of an American artist by Henry Adams (Oxford University Press)

Castiglia, Christopher, and Christopher Reed, “’Ah, yes, I remember it well’: memory and queer culture in Will and Grace,” Cultural critique, no. 56 (winter 2004), p. 158-188

Centeno, Ed, “Walt Whitman’s Leave[s] of grass 150th anniversary,” The archive: the journal of the Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation, no. 16 (spring 2005), p. 11-12. On Whitmaniana in art and popular culture, and two exhibitions

Chisholm, Dianne. Queer constellations: subcultural space in the wake of the city. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2005. 353 p. ISBN 0816644039 (hardcover) ISBN 0816644047 (pbk)

Clemans, Gayle, “Artist offers kaleidoscopic glimpses of life,” Seattle times, Sept. 23, 2005 (viewed online) On Garth Amundson’s show at the Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle

Co-conspirators, artist and collector: the collection of James Cottrell and Joseph Lovett at the Orlando Museum of Art, July 24-October 31, 2004. Exhibition curated by Sue Scott; essays by Raphael Rubsinstein, Sue Scott. Orlando, Fla.: Orlando Museum of Art, 2004. 64 p. ISBN 1880599079

Collado, Lisa, “Monika Misslbeck’s Garden of Eden,” The archive: the journal of the Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation, no. 17 (summer 2005), p. 13-15

Cotter, Holland, “Bill Rice, the view from 13 East 3rd [at] Mitchell Algus Gallery, 511 West 25th Street, Chelsea, through Oct. 8,” New York times, Sept. 16, 2005, p. E40

Cotter, Holland, “Homomuseum: heroes and monuments,” New York times, June 24, 2005, p. E36. Review of “Homomuseum” show at Exit Art, New York

Cotter, Holland, “Warhol and Rubens: picture them as peas in a pod,” New York times, June 10, 2005, p. E39, 41.. On “Dia’s Andy” at Dia:Beacon

Cotter, Holland, “Wynne Greenwood and K8 Hardy [at] Reena Spaulings Fine Art, 371 Grand Street, Lower East Side, through June 5,” New York times, May 20, 2005, p. E32

Cox, Joan, “Joan Cox: flower paintings/Venice paintings,” Bloom, v. 2, no. 1 (spring 2005), p. 132-136. Statement and 4 color ill.

Cox, Julian. Spirit into matter: the photographs of Edmund Teske. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2004. 154 p. ISBN 0892367601 (hardcover) ISBN 089236761X (pbk)

Daderko, Dean, “Identity as a very personal statement,” Gay city news (NYC), June 23-29, 2005, p. 62, 65. On “Identity crisis” curated by Edwin Gonzalez at Haven Gallery, the Bronx

D’Agostino, Stephen, “Is it art or is it erotica?” New York blade, June 24, 2005, p. 45.. On “New erotix” at Art @ Large, New York

D’Agostino, Stephen, “No fig leaves here,” New York blade, June 3, 2005, p. 19. On “The naked truth V” held June 4-July 1 at Pegasus, New York

D’Agostino, Stephen, “Party-arty girls,” New York blade, May 6, 2005, p. 23. On “21st century queer women” at Leslie-Lohman

Domin, Christopher. Paul Rudolph: the Florida houses. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2002. 237 p. ISBN 1568982666

Emin, Deborah, “Art and commerce: the disquieting experience of Jean-Michel Basquiat at the Brooklyn Museum,” Gay city news (NYC), Apr. 28-May 4, 2005, p. 21, 23

Esther, John, “Gregg Araki: tackling the tough ones on film,” The gay & lesbian review, v. 12, no. 5 (Sept.-Oct. 2005), p. 44-45

Falconer, Morgan, “Love revealed: Simeon Solomon,” Times (London), Sept. 29, 2005 (viewed online) Review of the Simeon Solomon exhibition at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Gagnon, Paulette. Isaac Julien. Montréal: Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, 2004. 96 p. Exhibition catalog in French and English, with interview with Shaheen Merali

Gardner, Paul, “Jasper Johns [at] Matthew Marks,” Art news, v. 104, no. 7 (summer 2005), p. 187

Gender and power in the Japanese visual field. Edited by Joshua S. Mostow, Norman Bryson, Marybeth Graybill. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2003. 291 p. ISBN 0824825721

Giard, Robert. The Grandmother Winifred journals, 1996-2002. Edited by Sandra Ferguson & Deborah Ann Light. Sag Harbor, N.Y. & Orange Springs, Fla.: Crones’ Cradle Conserve Press, 2005. 579 p. Portraits of recipients of grants from Thanks Be To Grandmother Winifred Foundation

Gil & Moti. Gil & Moti: road to a dream. Tel Aviv: Tal Esther Gallery, 2002. 65 p. Text in Hebrew and English, exhibition May-June 2002

Gil & Moti. “We are looking for you, Arab lover” (2005, web video, runtime 2:20) www.gilandmoti.nl

Goicolea, Anthony. Anthony Goicolea: drawings. Santa Fe, NM: Twin Palms Publishing, 2005. 64 p., 35 full color drawings, casebound. ISBN 1-931885-40-0 boxed ed. ISBN 1-931885-22-2

Golec, Michael J. Andy Warhol and new realism. 2004 dissertation, Northwestern University

Grant, Daniel, “Showcasing Johns” and “Basquiat on paper,” Art news, v. 104, no. 6 (June 2005), p. 88 (part of “Art market”)

Halm, Dan. “The male gaze,” curated by Dan Halm, the July 2005 gallery at www.thebody.com/visualaids/web_gallery/index.html

Heartney, Eleanor, “Robert Gober at Matthew Marks, New York,” Art in America, no. 8 (2005), p. 152-153

Heidemann, Jason, “New Orleans,” Passport, v. 4, no. 33 (Aug. 2005), p. 14-18. Includes a visit to the studio of George Dureau (pre-Katrina)

Herrmann, Matthias. Toscana. Text by Peter Maloney, selected underwear by Will Munro. New York: Printed Matter, 2005. ISBN 0-89439-019-8

Holliday, Frank, “Cowpokes after hours,” Gay city news (NYC), Apr. 28-May 4, 2005, p. 19. On exhibition of “Habana series” by Art Miller at ATM Gallery atm-gallery.com

Holliday, Frank, “Vast space dwarfs huge inquiry: Exit Art steps out front with ‘Homomuseum,’ but cultural richness remains muted,” Gay city news (NYC), June 23-29, 2005, p. 44, 63

Huisman, Mark J., “Appreciating Warhol, at last: Dia Beacon shows off pop master’s oeuvre, including films, ‘Shadows’,” Gay city news (NYC), Aug. 18-24, 2005, p. 18, 20

Jacobson, Bill, “Bill Jacobson: images,” Bloom, v. 2, no. 1 (spring 2005), p. 126-131. Statement and 5 color ill.

Jarrett, David, “Len Paoletti and his art: Provincetown/Fort Lauderdale,” The archive: the journal of the Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation, no. 17 (summer 2005), p. 17-19

Joseph, Branden, “The play of repetition: Andy Warhol’s Sleep,” Grey room, 19 (spring 2005), p. 22-53

Julien, Isaac. Isaac Julien. With essays by Kobena Mercer and Chris Darke. London: Ellipsis, 2001. 88 p. (Minigraph, 3) ISBN 1841660736 (£12)

Katchadourian, Nina. Mending spiderwebs and other natural misunderstandings. New York: Debs and Co., 1999. 16 p.

Katchadourian, Nina. Natural crossdressing, uninvited collaborations, and one small act of endurance. New York: Debs and Co., 2003. 20 p.

Katchadourian, Nina. Talking popcorn, and paranormal postcards, and indecision on the Moon. Essays by Francis Richard, Daniel Rosenberg, and Lytle Shaw. New York: Debs and Co., 2001. 24 p.

[N.B. After listing these publications by Katchadourian in the newsletter, I discovered that she is probably not lesbian. Her work is related to identity however and I have left the listings here.]

Kimmelman, Michael, “In every stroke, life’s fierce pagaent,” New York times, Aug. 26, 2005, p. E25, 27. On Joan Snyder and the show of her work at the Jewish Museum, New York

Knobel, Paul. An encyclopedia of male homosexual art. 2005, CD-ROM with 8300 entries under 420 subject entries, available for $20 from the compiler, pkno2250@mail.usyd.edu.au

Koh, Terence. Terence Koh: gone, yet still. Essays by AA Bronson, Bruce Benderson, Bruce LaBruce, Philip Aarons, Shamim Momin. Vienna: Secession, 2005. 136 p. ISBN 3-901926-80-1 Exhibition catalog

Lane, Bettye, “Photojournalist Bettye Lane,” Go NYC, June 10-Aug. 5, 2005, p. 52-56. Photo essay, mostly images of pride parades

Leavitt, David, “Out of the closet and off the shelf,” New York times book review, July 17, 2005, p. 7-8. On gay bookstores and gay sections in general bookstores

Leffingwell, Edward, “Leigh Bowery at Perry Rubinstein, New York,” Art in America, no. 6 (June/July 2005), p. 181. Exhibition review

Lemcke, Rudy, “Agent of change: San Francisco-based artist Rudy Lemcke talks with A&u’s Lester Strong about the role of art in AIDS activism,” A&u, issue 131 (Sept. 2005), p. 18-19

Levin, Gail, “Volk artist: the painter Marsden Hartley picked up an idea or two in Hitler’s Germany,” New York times book review, Aug. 7, 2005, p. 20. Review of Marsden Hartley: race, region, and nation by Donna M. Cassidy (University Press of New England)

Lunglhofer, Johanna, “Trashing the art establishment: John Waters takes on Andy Warhol on the artist’s home ground,” New York blade, July 22, 2005, p. 15. On three exhibitions of work by Waters at the Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh

Mac Adam, Alfred, “Robert Gober [at] Matthew Marks, New York,” Art news, v. 104, no. 6 (June 2005), p. 119

Martet, Louis, “Les états du désir,” Têtu, no 101 (juin 2005), p. 100-105. Photo essay on occasion of publication of Male desire: the homoerotic in American art by Jonathan Weinberg (Abrams)

Massengill, Reed. Self-exposure: the male nude self-portrait. Foreword by Alan Cumming. New York: Universe, 2005. 176 p. ISBN 0-7893-1317-0

Maury, Louis, “Isaac Julien, esthète et militant,” Têtu, no 101 (juin 2005), p. 54. On DVDs of “Looking for Langston” and “Young soul rebels” and the retrospective exhibition at the Pompidou

McCarthy, Michelle, “Drawing on love,” The advocate, #941 (June 21, 2005), p. 172-173. On Elizabeth Patterson and her return to art at the urging of her partner

McCormack, Ed, “Andy Warhol and the death of my sister,” Gallery & studio: the world of the working artist, v. 8, no. 1 (Sept.-Oct. 2005), p. 18-20

Michaelson, Leah, “Love undone: the photography of Leah Michaelson, an interview with Harvey Redding,” The archive: the journal of the Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation, no. 16 (spring 2005), p. 15-16

Nickels, Thom, “Andy Warhol, prince of pop,” Lambda book report, v. 13.09-10 (Apr.-May 2005), p. 30-31. Review of Andy Warhol, prince of pop by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jorden (Delacorte Books for Young Readers) and Andy Warhol: the late work by Jean-Hubert Martin (Prestel)

Northcross, Wayne, “Stories not yet told,” Gay city news (NYC), Sept. 15-21, 2005, p. 16, 23. On Geoffrey Chadsey’s drawings at Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

“NSFW!!!: queer art gets interactive at the Leslie/Lohman Gallery’s ‘Dirty little drawings’,” Next, issue 13.13 (Sept. 30, 2005), p. 14-21. Picture essay

O’Hare, Mary-Kate. Fashioning manhood: John Singer Sargent and the construction of masculinity at the turn of the century. 2004 dissertation, Rutgers University

Okri, Ben, “Ben Okri on Basquiat,” Modern painters, May 2005, p. 62-67

Pellino, Anthony, “Queer space,” The archive: the journal of the Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation, no. 16 (spring 2005), p. 10. On planning for the gallery’s new space

Pepe, Sheila, “Women challenge a male domain,” Gay city news (NYC), July 7-13, 2005, p. 16. Review of “Appropriate appropriation” at Gray Kapernekas Gallery, New York

Phelps, Danica. Every day life. Grinnell, Iowa: Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, 2005. 147 p. ISBN 0-9607182-7-3 Published in conjunction with an exhibition “Danica Phelps: writer’s trade” at the Faulconer Gallery, June 18-Sept. 12, 2004

Pierce, Dale, “Suble implications: recent work of Dale Pierce, an interview by Christopher Secor,” The archive: the journal of the Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation, no. 16 (spring 2005), p. 6-7

Rand, Erica. The Ellis Island snow globe. Durham: Duke University Press, 2005. 339 p. ISBN 0-8223-3591-3

Richie, Donald, “Sexual, visual politics: from shunga to shojo,” The Japan times, May 2, 2005 (viewed online) Review of Gender and power in the Japanese visual field, edited by Joshua S. Mostow, Norman Bryson and Marybeth Graybill (University of Hawai’i Press, 2003)

Robinson, Andrew, “A relativism that offends: Mapplethorpe’s subversive read on the classics is manifest at exhibit,” Gay city news (NYC), Aug. 4-10, 2005, p. 16. On “Robert Mapplethorpe and the classical tradition” at the Guggenheim

Robinson, Gerard, “The ladies like gay erotic art too: Tom of Finland puts on quite a show at the Community Center,” New York blade, May 13, 2005, p. 19. On the Erotic Art Fair Weekend, May 20-22, 2005

Robinson, Gerard, “Whitman sampler,” New York blade, July 1, 2005, p. 18. On “Walt Whitman and the promise of America, 1855-2005” at South Street Seaport Museum, New York

Rosen, Rob Hugh, “The photography of Michael Alago,” The archive: the journal of the Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation, no. 17 (summer 2005), p. 12

Rubin, David S. The culture of queer: a tribute to J.B. Harter. New Orleans: Contemporary Arts Center, 2005. 103 p. ISBN 0-9702670-9-2 ($15 at Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation) Includes interesting statements on “queer” from several of the artists

Rubin, David S., “The culture of queer: a tribute to J.B. Harter,” The archive: the journal of the Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation, no. 16 (spring 2005), p. 13-14.

Saettel, Tom, “21st century queer women: Susan Synarski, Lorell Butle, Lorraine Inzalaco,” The archive: the journal of the Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation, no. 16 (spring 2005), p. 1-5, with statements by the artists

Saettel, Tom, “The drawings of Stephen Hale,” The archive: the journal of the Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation, no. 17 (summer 2005), p. 5-6

San Francisco Public Library. Out at the library: celebrating the James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center. Foreword by Ambassador James C. Hormel; essays by Judy Grahn and Jim Van Buskirk. San Francisco: SFPL, 2005. 144 p. ISBN 0-97642-930-6 ($19.95)

Sheets, Hilarie M., “Peter Hujar [at] Matthew Marks, New York,” Art news, v. 104, no. 8 (Sept. 2005), p. 130

Smith, Dinitia, “Eakins the tormented? a biographer’s dark view ruffles the field,” New York times, May 21, 2005, p. B11. On the new biography by Henry Adams

Smith, Roberta, “Body heat: mannerism and Mapplethorpe muscles in tight embrace,” New York times, July 1, 2005, p. E38. On “Robert Mapplethorpe and the classical tradition” at the Guggenheim

Smith, Roberta, “Danica Phelps: Wake [at] Zach Feuer Gallery (LFL), 530 West 24th Street, Chelsea, through Oct. 1,” New York times, Sept. 9, 2005, p. E31

“So much art, so little time: get the skinny on four new gay-themed shows,” HX magazine, issue 716 (May 27, 2005), p. 26-29. Short overview with pictures of “Homomuseum: heroes and monuments” at Exit Art, “As we see it: images by members of the LGBT Photo Club” at the Center, “New York Erotic Art Fair,” and “Alfred Cannata and Aaron Krach” at Paul Sharpe Contemporary Art, all in New York City

Spiher, David, “An intimate narrative: Peter Cain exhibition documents the late painter’s fidelity to photographic truth,” Gay city news (NYC), Aug. 4-10, 2005, p. 14. On “The Sean pictures” exhibition at Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

Spiher, David, “Synching message and medium: Cary Liebowitz shows that words need not detract from a powerful image,” Gay city news (NYC), June 2-8, 2005, p. 18. On his show at Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

Stern, William. Being queer, seeing queer. 2004 dissertation, University of California, Santa Barbara

Thistlethwaite, Polly, “Scenes from the land of Hirschfeld,” The gay & lesbian review, v. 12, no. 4 (July-Aug. 2005), p. 48-49. Review of Self-confidence and persistence: two hundred years of history (Schwules Museum, Berlin, exhibition and catalog)

Titolo, Ted, “Hugh Holland’s visions: an appreciation,” The archive: the journal of the Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation, no. 16 (spring 2005), p. 17-19

Tomkins, Calvin, “Everything in sight: Robert Rauschenberg’s new life,” The New Yorker, v. 81, no. 4 (May 23, 2005), p. 68-77 Tomkins is quite matter-of-fact about R’s companion Darryl Pottorf who will be showing work with Rauschenberg and his son, Christopher, this season

Turnbaugh, Douglas Blair, “Bravery under fire: a book review,” The archive: the journal of the Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation, no. 16 (spring 2005), p. 9. Review of Self-confidence and persistence: two hundred years of history by Andreas Sternweiler (Schwules Museum, Berlin) www.schwulesmuseum.de

Turnbaugh, Douglas Blair, “Chacun [à] son goût/to each his own taste,” The archive: the journal of the Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation, no. 17 (summer 2005), p. 7-8. Review of Male desire by Jonathan Weinberg and The beautiful boy by Germaine Greer

Turnbaugh, Douglas Blair, “Travel advisory: Paris à nous in franglais, la Hildegàrd,” The archive: the journal of the Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation, no. 16 (spring 2005), p. 8-9, describing a visit to Galerie au Bonheur du Jour in Paris to see the “fabulous rare gay erotica”

Valdez, Sarah, “Tales of Bohemian glory,” Art in America, no. 5 (June/July 2005), p. 92-95. On the “East Village USA” show at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York

Varnell, Paul, “Recalling painter Caravaggio, our ancestor,” Philadelphia gay news, June 17-30, 2005, p. 11, 22

Vary, Adam B., “Queer on the funny pages,” The advocate, #941 (June 21, 2005), p. 170-171

Vogel, Carol, “Still naughty after all these years: Gilbert and George prepare to revisit three decades of artistic mischief,” New York times, Aug. 4, 2005, p. E1, 6. At the Venice Biennale, before and after

Warhol, Andy. Andy Warhol: motion pictures. Curated by Mary Lea Bandy; edited by Klaus Biesenbach. Berlin: KW Institute for Contemporary Art; distributed by DAP, 2004. 266 p. ISBN 3980426548

Warhol, Andy. The Andy Warhol show. Edited by Gianni Mercurio and Daniela Morera. Milano: Skira, 2004. 330 p. Italian and English. ISBN 8876240284

Waters, John, “John Waters baron of bad taste from Baltimore is obsessed by Michael Jackson’s polka dot penis,” Butt, no. 13 (summer 2005), p. 11-24. Interview by Wolfgang Tillmans, portraits by Ryan McGinley

Wei, Lilly, “Jean-Michel Basquiat [at] Brooklyn Museum and Cheim & Read,” Art news, v. 104, no. 7 (summer 2005), p. 186

Wright, Karen, “Déjà vu: Sturtevant, even better than the real thing?” Modern painters, May 2005, p. 88-93

Yablonsky, Linda, “From picket signs to creeping vines: Lari Pittman’s dense imagery explores love, violence, beauty, and everything else,” Art news, v. 104, no. 7 (summer 2005), p. 174-177

Young men at play. Vol. 2 (2005) Produced by Peres Projects, designed by Garrick Gott, printed in Los Angeles www.peres-projects.com www.deansameshima.com

Zagarrio, Vito. John Waters. Milano: Editrice il castoro, 2005. 182 p. (Il castoro cinema, 218) ISBN 8880333267

Note about book reviews and listings:
If you are interested in reviewing any of the books or websites listed above, please contact the editors. Photocopies of many of the articles listed here are available from the editors for a month or two after the date of this issue. Send your request for a photocopy, with street mailing address, to Sherman Clarke at the address in the listing of officers on page two.

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