Fernando Carpaneda at the Launch of THE TREASURES OF GAY ART book at Leslie Lohman Museum Of Gay and Lesbian Art. Published on Mar 11, 2009 by FREAK CHIC.COM. Video by Gazelle. 

The new book, as the unparalleled collection of conspicuously gay art debuts in print for the first time. The publication was guided by renowned curator Peter Weiermair exclusively for The Foundation. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, water colours, photographs and prints from Jean Cocteau to Andy Warhol. The book include works of Neel Bate, Keith Haring, Charles Henry Ford, Andy Warhol, Robert W. Richards, Fernando Carpaneda and many other artists.

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Book Treasures Of Gay Art by Leslie Lohman Museum Featuring Fernando Carpaneda.

By Grady Harp HALL OF FAME TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE on June 6, 2010 

The Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art


Launch of THE TREASURES OF GAY ART book at The Leslie Lohman Museum.
Published on Mar 11, 2009 by FREAK CHIC.COM. The new book, as the unparalleled collection of conspicuously gay art debuts in print for the first time. The publication was guided by renowned curator Peter Weiermair exclusively for The Foundation. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, water colours, photographs and prints from Jean Cocteau to Andy Warhol. The book include works of Neel Bate, Keith Haring, Charles Henry Ford, Andy Warhol, Robert W. Richards, Fernando Carpaneda and many other artists.http://www.freakchic.com


Treasures Of Gay Art by Leslie Lohman Museun. Unknown Binding: 295 pagesPublisher: All Saints Press; First edition (2008)ISBN-10: 3900361029 ISBN-13: 978-3900361020 Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds.

Throughout history there have been movements in art that stepped away from the current mode of expression and, usually under duress, opened another window for looking at nature and at mankind. For brief moments of time these movements (Pre-Raphaelite, Symbolists, Abstraction, Sauvages, etc) caused shock and disruption to only later become incorporated into the 'traditional phases' of art history. And so it is with Peter Weiermaur's impressive book TREASURES OF GAY ART. Using the collection of the Leslie/Lohman Foundation in New York, he has gathered a selection of works that fall into the category of gay art represented by artists from the very well known to the too unknown. He divides his book (including a valuable essay by James M Saslow) into sections on painting, drawings and prints, photography, and sculptures and objects - each section represented historically as to the time of the works created.The artists range form the very well known glitterati of Paul Cadmus, Jared French, Jean Cocteau, Keith Haring, George Platt Lynes, Robert Mapplethorpe, Pavel Tchelitchev, Wilhelm Von Gloeden and Andy Warhol, through the highly regarded contemporary artists such as Wes Hempel, Duane Michals, Reed Massengill, Steve Walker and so many lesser known names to the general public but equally important in the extent of this collection. The works very from academic studies of the male nude through narrative works in all media, to frankly erotic works such as the drawings of Warhol and the illustrations of Touko Laaksonen (better known as Tom of Finland).The quality of layout and design is first class, and the presentation of the book marks it as an important addition to the catalogues of art movements. In time this book will be an indispensable part of the documenting the development of an avenue of art too long hidden from public display and for that fact alone it is an important publication. Grady Harp, June 2010.