Unnoticed for a generation, a legendary and mysterious figure from the decade after Stonewall has been quietly living in Europe. He is getting an exhibition during Berlin’s Folsom fetish week in September and I’ll be speaking at the opening on the 8th.
When news of the murder of the dress designer Ossie Clark was announced the stories that followed focused on his heyday and subsequent ‘sad decline’. Obituaries pictured a man slowly spiralling downwards after bankruptcy and a broken marriage. To friends like me who never knew him as the darling of the sixties and seventies this […]
Following on from researching the collection of British erotic illustrator Bill Ward and the subsequent history of LGBTQ artists involved with Brixton Artists Collective for Tate Archive I’ve begun a much bigger project. I am always frustrated that LGBTQ artists work is routinely pigeon holed to Pride week events or AIDS anniversary shows. Usually these are […]