The First Homosexuals : an Art Exhibit at Wrightwood 659 @ Chicago

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  First Homosexuals: Global Depictions of a New Identity, 1869-1930, begins in the year 1869, when the word “homosexual” was coined in Europe, inaugurating the idea of same-sex desire as the basis for a new identity category. With more than 100 paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and film clips—drawn from public and private collections around the globe … Continue reading

Warhol Retrospectives: Both Sides of The Pond

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CHICAGO:  ANDY WARHOL—FROM A TO B AND BACK AGAIN This  first major retrospective of ANDY WARHOL curated by the Whitney Museum of American Art is now the current Exhibit at The Art Institute of Chicago (running until  January 2020). It’s a stunning selection of some 400 works by the Master of Pop Art  which reflect … Continue reading

When Chicago’s Belmont Rocks were a ‘gay paradise’

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Any gay man of a ‘certain age’ who grew up in the Chicago area in the 1970’s & 1980’s would have most certainly spent some summer days at Belmont Rocks the city’s lakeside gay cruising area. On a large grassy expanse punctuated on one side by a series of tiered limestone blocks that separated the … Continue reading

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