A History Of LGBT Art Being Too Offensive And Irreverent For Mainstream Eyes (NSFW)

February 2, 2015 2:12 PM

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A History Of LGBT Art Being Too Offensive And Irreverent For Mainstream Eyes (NSFW)

Offensive. Irreverent. Lurid. Debased. Risky. Obscene. Indecent. Degenerate. Vulgar. Debauched. Depraved. Lewd. These are just some of the words critics used to describe art that, well, just doesn't cut if for mainstream audiences.

For example, some of these words were used to describe the late Robert Mapplethorpe's photography, a kind of image making that leaned heavily on the side of explicit homoeroticism. In 1988, Washington, D.C.'s Corcoran gallery showed a collection of more than 150 of Mapplethorpe's works in a retrospe...

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