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'DC Pride' annual comics issue: Queer superheroes spark the imaginations of both young and old

'DC Pride' annual comics issue: Queer superheroes spark the imaginations of both young and old

  • by Gary L. Day
  • Jun 4, 2024

Just in time for June's rainbow celebrations, DC released "DC Pride 2024," a collection of slice-of-life stories featuring many of the LGBTQ characters the company has developed over the last several years.

'Hidden Master: The Legacy of George Platt Lynes' - Documentary honors gay photographer

'Hidden Master: The Legacy of George Platt Lynes' - Documentary honors gay photographer

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 3, 2024

Possibly best LGBTQ documentary, so far this year, is director and co-writer Sam Shadid's "Hidden Master: The Legacy of George Platt Lynes," about the iconic works by the gay fashion, dance and male nudes photographer.

Rediscovering Richard Caldwell Brewer: Bay Area gay painter may finally get his due

Rediscovering Richard Caldwell Brewer: Bay Area gay painter may finally get his due

  • by Robert Brokl
  • Jun 2, 2024

Richard Caldwell (Dick) Brewer (1923-2014), may be one of the most interesting but uncelebrated gay artists in America. But SF gallery Lost Art Salon offers a trove of his paintings and drawings.

'God Made My Face' - James Baldwin tribute book honors the writer in essays and art

'God Made My Face' - James Baldwin tribute book honors the writer in essays and art

  • by Cornelius Washington
  • May 27, 2024

"God Made My Face: A Collective Portrait of James Baldwin" is a delicious assemblage of interviews, essays and works of art by talented and learned intellectuals and artists.

Bringing Bacon Home: collection of Francis Bacon letters shows the painter in a new light

Bringing Bacon Home: collection of Francis Bacon letters shows the painter in a new light

  • by Robert Brokl
  • May 14, 2024

Edited by critic/curator Michael Peppiatt, with a forward by novelist Colm Toibin, "Francis Bacon: A Self-Portrait in Words" arrives at a propitious moment. Bacon's paintings have set world record-breaking prices at auction.

Artist grant recipients announced; film fests, theater submissions open

Artist grant recipients announced; film fests, theater submissions open

  • by Laura Moreno
  • Apr 29, 2024

The winners of La Asamblea's Pa'lante Artist Grant Program have been announced by Kimzin Creative. Also, two film festivals and a theater company announced calls for submission.

Xiangqi Chen's 'Out Museum' at 41 Ross

Xiangqi Chen's 'Out Museum' at 41 Ross

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Apr 23, 2024

Nearly 100 people came out to the opening reception of "Out Museum: A Chinese Queer Museum" exhibit on April 12. The "Chinese queer museum prototype" by lesbian Chinese artist Xiangqi Chen opened at 41 Ross Alley art studio in the historic Chinatown.

'Japanese Prints in Transition' - classics and contemporaries at the Legion of Honor

'Japanese Prints in Transition' - classics and contemporaries at the Legion of Honor

  • by Robert Brokl
  • Apr 16, 2024

The lavish new exhibit, "Japanese Prints in Transition," at the Legion of Honor, is as welcome as spring. The exhibit spans the earliest prints to works by artists competing with photography in the early 20th century, plus contemporary works.

Going Out, April 11-19, 2024

Going Out, April 11-19, 2024

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 11, 2024

We've got a great line-up of arts and nightlife events, from fun nightlife to impressive art exhibits and rousing plays and musicals. Check it out this week and every week in Going Out.

Groundbreaking fetish artist Rex dies

Groundbreaking fetish artist Rex dies

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Apr 10, 2024

Groundbreaking artist Rex, whose illustrations portrayed the pre-AIDS SM and fetish communities of San Francisco and New York City in the 1970s and 1980s, has died.

Julie Delporte's storybook memoir 'Portrait of a Body'

Julie Delporte's storybook memoir 'Portrait of a Body'

  • by Laura Moreno
  • Apr 2, 2024

"Portrait of a Body" by Julie Delporte, translated from French by Helge Dascher and Karen Houle, tells the story of how one woman came to gain self-acceptance. The intimate storybook is masterfully illustrated by the author.

Muralist Joset Medina: creating art for the LGBT community and beyond

Muralist Joset Medina: creating art for the LGBT community and beyond

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Mar 24, 2024

"I've been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember," said Joset Medina, whose art has been seen in South America, Europe and the United States. Now his murals and paintings can be seen around the Bay Area.

Going Out, March 21-29, 2024

Going Out, March 21-29, 2024

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 21, 2024

From the art of a brush stroke on a canvas to mascara on a queen's eyes, in arts and nightlife, all are included in Going Out, this week and every week.

'Radiant' - Brad Gooch's expansive biography of artist Keith Haring

'Radiant' - Brad Gooch's expansive biography of artist Keith Haring

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Mar 17, 2024

Visionary pop artist Keith Haring's short, meteoric, glamorous life and career is the subject of a new biography, "Radiant: The Life and Line of Keith Haring," by Brad Gooch.