The Art of George Quaintance

Cover Art for 9783836507325, The Art of George Quaintance by Reed Massengill
ISBN: 9783836507325
Publisher: Taschen
Published: 4 October, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Links Australian Libraries (Trove)
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This book deals with the flamboyant life and forbidden art of George Quaintance. George Quaintance was an artist ahead of his time, a man who forged several successful careers, yet never enjoyed mainstream fame. Had he been born a few decades later, we might know him today as a multi tasking celebrity stylist, as a coach on Dancing with the Stars, or perhaps as the fine artist he aspired to be. But Quaintance, who died in 1957, lived and worked during an era when homosexuality was repressed, when his joyful paintings and physique photos could not depict a penis. In an era before Stonewall, the sexual revolution, gay rights and the AIDS crisis, Quaintance and his high camp erotic art existed in a demi monde of borderline legality. Half a century on, the masculine fantasy world created by Quaintance, populated by Latin lovers, lusty cowboys and chiselled ranch hands, retains its seductive allure. His highly prized paintings numbering just 55 rarely come to auction, instead selling pr

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