Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture by Jonathan Katz and David C. Ward (Smithsonian Books, 2010)—the catalog for a previous show of the same name—brings together works that imply or exemplify same-sex desire. Gender ambiguity, nonconformity, duality and masquerade are examined in this first survey of the influence of gay/lesbian imagery on Modern and Postmodern art. In the introductory essay, Katz outlines the shifting definition of homosexual; other essays explain the international milieu. Each of the images in the catalog is accompanied by an analysis that puts the work in context.
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