Gay Art: The Latest in News, Gay Artists and More

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Art remains one of the freest and most open-ended forms of expression in contemporary society. That’s good news for gay people, and gay art gives us all the chance to express ourselves freely. Gay art has an affect on queer society. A visual image or an outrageous dance performance can speak volumes about the gay experience. Gay people have always felt at home in the arts. While gay artists have been considered outside the mainstream in decades past, things are beginning to change. The art world has opened its arms to talented gay artists, whose work has moved mountains and sparked new valuable conversations, specifically when the gay community was still reeling from the AIDS crisis. From inventive Instagram posts to public funding for the arts, underground zines featuring naked men to exclusive exhibits inside a techno dance club, take a look at the gay art that catches our eye.
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‘Super Smash Bros.’ Has Been Reimagined With Hot, Burly Bears

We love when talented artists take one of our favorite video games or cartoon obsessions and reimagine the characters as queer folk. Artist Leonardo Gutierrez did just that with his “Bearsionated” Super Smash Bros. series — and the result is pretty fantastic. Leo and his friend Ian are the founders of OSO[…]

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We Swoon! These 13 ‘Real Life’ Disney Guys Are a Whole New World of Hunkiness

Prepare to swoon: A Finnish artist has made our wishes come true by rendering real-life Disney guys you can really fall for

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Duncan Grant’s Queer, Erotic Art Is Keeping This Museum Afloat During COVID

In October of last year, the intensely personal erotic sketches of British artist Duncan Grant were brought to light in order to save the museum and gallery the artist once lived in. In Oct 2020, an extraordinary collection of over 400 erotic sketches by British artist, Duncan Grant (1885-1978), came[…]

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This Queer Communist From Kentucky Radicalized the Male Body In His Art

Two recent exhibitions have brought to light the artwork of Edward Melcarth, an openly gay painter, whose art challenged the norms of his time.

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