Robert Mapplethorpe

b. 1946, Floral Park, N.Y.; d. 1989, Boston Robert Mapplethorpe was born November 4, 1946, in Floral Park, New York. He left home in 1962 and enrolled at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, in 1963, where he studied painting and sculpture and received his B.F.A. in 1970. During this time, he met artist, poet, and musician […]

Peter Hujar (1934-1987) was a master of black and white photography. He was born in Trenton, New Jersey and later moved to Manhattan to work for magazines, advertising, and the fashion industry. Mainly a portrait photographer, he also photographed an array of subjects from farm animals to nudes. He also turned his camera on fellow […]

Gay Semiotics (Publication date:1977) Hal Fischer ‘s Gay Semiotics appeared in the late 1970s, first as an exhibition and subsequently as a book. Gay Semiotics broke new ground with its candid depiction and categorization of urban gay archetypes, and, simultaneously, offered a new , conceptually based approach to the photographic depiction of gay men. Laced […]

Jerome Caja *This Bibliography was created in 2000 for the exhibition Education 1986 MFA San Francisco Art Institute 1984 BFA, Cleveland State University Solo Exhibitions and Performances 1999 “Jerome Caja: Paintings From the Smithsonian Archives of American Art,” Visual Arts Center, Fullerton, CA 1994 “Dirty Little Secrets,” Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA 1990 “Compact,” […]

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LENORE CHINN: A GENEROUS PERSON OF DETAILS by Flo Oy Wong In 1991, while showing at the Oakland Museum’s Her Story exhibition, I received a letter from Lenore Chinn, artist and curator, inviting me to exhibit in a future show entitled Family Album, co-curated by her and Steve Compton. I was pleased to hear from […]