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Gay Art: The Latest in News, Gay Artists and More

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Art remains one of the freest and most open-ended forms of expression in contemporary society. That’s good news for gay people, and gay art gives us all the chance to express ourselves freely. Gay art has an affect on queer society. A visual image or an outrageous dance performance can speak volumes about the gay experience. Gay people have always felt at home in the arts. While gay artists have been considered outside the mainstream in decades past, things are beginning to change. The art world has opened its arms to talented gay artists, whose work has moved mountains and sparked new valuable conversations, specifically when the gay community was still reeling from the AIDS crisis. From inventive Instagram posts to public funding for the arts, underground zines featuring naked men to exclusive exhibits inside a techno dance club, take a look at the gay art that catches our eye.
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George Quaintance Is the Gay Artist Who Taught Tom of Finland Everything He Knows

George Quaintance was the preeminent ’male physique’ artist of the 1940s and early ’50s and inspired a generation of artists like Tom of Finland

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‘Super Smash Bros.’ Has Been Reimagined With Hot, Burly Bears

We love when talented artists take one of our favorite video games or cartoon obsessions and reimagine the characters as queer folk. Artist Leonardo Gutierrez did just that with his “Bearsionated” Super Smash Bros. series — and the result is pretty fantastic. Leo and his friend Ian are the founders of OSO[…]

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Gods, Dildos & Penis Pottery: A Visual History of Phallic Sculptures Throughout History

Art history is filled with many instances of penis sculpture. We’ve chosen six of the most prominent examples to show how dicks have changed over time

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These 12 Gay Poems Explore Queer Love (and Raunchy Lust)

Today, on World Poetry Day, celebrate these gay poems that are sure to revive the coldest of hearts and spark that lovin’ feeling

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An Artist Has Reimagined the ‘Seven Dwarfs’ as Muscular Pin-Up Hunks

The little dudes from Disney’s 1937 film ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ are back and bigger than ever as muscular pin-ups

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The Icelandic Phallological Museum Is a Unique Monument to the Glory of the Penis

With humor, art and a lot of penises in jars, the Icelandic Phallological Museum seeks to loosen some of the taboos around your favorite biological organ

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This Master Pumpkin Carver Is Behind Some of Our Favorite Gay Halloween Creations

There’s your typical Jack O’Lantern carved to celebrate Halloween, and then there’s the work of this master pumpkin carver

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This Guy Runs Naked with the Horses in Iceland (NSFW)

Artist Nick Turner documents his Icelandic horse obsession by taking photos of himself running naked among them in the countryside

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This ‘Sailor Moon’ Fan Doesn’t Care He Loses Followers by Posting His Drag Cosplay

When cosplayer Leo Bane does crossplay as a ‘Sailor Moon’ character, not all of his fans like it, making us wonder: Is there a wrong way to do cosplay?

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These 15 Amazing Artists Will Keep Your House Queer AF

We know Andy Warhol and Keith Haring are great, but there’s a lot of other massively talented gay painters in the world too; here’s where to see their work

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