DEAR READERS, le fate ignoranti, do you only come here for the photos?
The mere mention of Sadao Hasegawa or Tsai Ming-Liang causes barely a ripple, yet a glimpse of Breion Diamond's pubic hair sees page loads go through the roof, and the comment box fill up. Who said art and fags go hand-in-hand?
Still, we must plough on, mustn't we?
To that end, I'm going to introduce you to some exceptional, beautiful art, of the sort we can all appreciate.
Catamite's Art Collection, a stunning gallery of work I'd encourage you all to visit, follow and place on your links lists.
To my shame, I'd never heard of Paul Cadmus before visiting Catamite's Art Collection. But what a discovery! Steven Jenkins writes for the Queer Arts Resource, "His first major work... was the infamous "The Fleet's In!," [below] which answers the musical question: what can you do with a drunken sailor? In this extraordinary canvas, a gaggle of randy sailors on leave strike deals with hookers, ogle t and a, and get a little too friendly with each other, all while wearing (or planning to strip out of) unusually tight trousers."
A humanitarian, Cadmus once said, "Will it be said that I am anti-Semitic, anti-black, anti-white, anti-hard hat, anti-all, anti-people? I am not. I am anti a society that makes people this way, that makes humanoids of humans, an environment that causes this... I am for human beings as individuals."
Cadmus died in 1999, days off his 95th birthday.
After the jump, much more of his work...