Outlaw Representation: Censorship & Homosexuality in Twentieth-century American Art

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Beacon Press, 2002 - Art - 376 pages
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From the U.S. Navy's 1934 confiscation of a painting of sailors on shore leave to contemporary culture wars over funding for the arts, conflicts surrounding homosexuality and creative freedom have shaped the history of modern art in America. Richard Meyer's Outlaws Representation tells the charged story of this strife through pioneering analysis of the works of gay artists and the circumstances under which these works have been attacked, suppressed, or censored outright. Focusing on the careers of Paul Cadmus, Andy Warhol, Robert Mapplethorpe, David Wojnarowicz, Gran Fury, and Holly Hughes, Outlaw Representation explores how gay artists responded to the threat of censorship by producing their own "outlaw representations" of homosexuality. Instead of acquiescing to attacks on their work as indecent or obscene, these artists used the outlaw status of homosexuality to propose new forms of social, sexual, and creative life.
 

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
67
Section 3
81
Section 4
84
Section 5
85
Section 6
T-6
Section 7
T-19
Section 8
T-40
Section 15
T-91
Section 16
T-93
Section 17
T-95
Section 18
204
Section 19
212
Section 20
228
Section 21
229
Section 22
231

Section 9
T-48
Section 10
T-63
Section 11
T-64
Section 12
T-67
Section 13
T-75
Section 14
T-86
Section 23
232
Section 24
259
Section 25
269
Section 26
274
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Richard Meyer is Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Southern California.

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