|Autor:||Falkon, Felix Lance; Waugh, Thomas|
|Titel:||Gay Art - a historic collection|
|Verlag:||Arsenal Pulp Press|
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|ISBN:||13 978 1 55158 205 0|
|Verlagsangaben:||Silver Winner, ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award (Gay/Lesbian Non-Fiction)|
Bronze Winner, Independent Publisher Book Award (Best Erotica)
When first published in 1972, A Historic Collection of Gay Art was the first book to document explicit expressions of gay male sexuality in the graphic arts, from antiquity to pop culture; its frank and unapologetic survey of the pleasures of the flesh was, for gay men, unprecedented, and it remains the starting-point for modern-day discussions of erotic gay male artwork and comics.
This new edition has been updated by the original author, Felix Lance Falkon, and Thomas Waugh, author of the similarly-themed bestsellers Out/Lines and Lust Unearthed. It features erotic line drawings and other artwork from ancient Greece to 1970s America, by artists both anonymous and infamous (including Tom of Finland, Graewolf, Blade, and Aubrey Beardsley), as well as an insightful narrative that provides a fascinating historical context for these images, including their production and dissemination. There is also a preface by Earl Kemp, one of the book's original editors, on the story of its publication at a time when the celebration of gay men's sexuality was still a dangerous thing.
Gay Art also provides a modern-day discussion about pleasure and permission: questions about how we define erotic imagery, and what we should and should not be allowed to see. Subversive, smart, and sexy, Gay Art takes erotic images from the past out of the closet and into the light of present day.
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We are sad to report that Felix Lance Falkon, author of Gay Art: A Historic Collection with Thomas Waugh, passed away on April 19.
Gay Art: A Historic Collection, published in 2006, was an updated edition of Felix’s seminal book A Historic Collection of Gay Art, published in 1972. Out of print for many years, the original book was unprecedented in its collection of sexually frank gay erotic drawings from decades past, many of which circulated in clandestine circles at a time when the possession of such materials was illegal.
Not surprisingly, the original book was controversial, as Felix knew it would be; he used a pseudonym for it, and decided to keep it when we published the new edition some thirty-four years later. (He also wished to keep his whereabouts unknown to the public.) It was a reminder that gay pride is still a relatively new phenomenon; in earlier eras, those who came out stood to lose their jobs, families, and professional reputations.
Felix’s passing comes three weeks after Peter Flinsch’s death; both were pioneers in gay art and gay history.