Queer Little History of Art
  • Imprint: Tate Publishing
  • Publication Date: October 10, 2017
  • Price: $19.95
  • Trim Size: 5 12 x 6 34
  • ISBN: 1-84976-503-0
  • EAN: 9781849765039
  • Page Count: 160
  • Illustrations: 75 color illustrations
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rights: North America

The last century has seen a dramatic shift in gender and sexual identities for both men and women, reflected in artistic experimentation as artists have sought to challenge social conventions and push the boundaries of what has been deemed acceptable. The result is a wealth of deeply emotive and powerful art intended to express a range of desires and experiences but also to question, criticize, and provoke dialogue. This generously illustrated book showcases the breadth and depth of queer art from around the world since 1900, exploring identity, eroticism, relationships, hidden desires, love, and gender, revealing how experiences have also been shaped by class and ethnicity, and how art itself has played a key role in changing attitudes and crystalizing identities in different historic and contemporary contexts.

About the author

Alex Pilcher is a web developer at Tate with a background in art history, and is a member of Tate’s LGBT network.