New York: Chameleon Books, Inc., 1992. Revised Edition. Quarto, publisher's curry cloth, spine stamped in black, bronze endpapers, original illustrated dust jacket.
Revised, expanded of a landmark monograph on controversial gay painter Paul Cadmus by writer, philanthropist, and co-founder of the New York City Ballet Lincoln Kirstein. Originally published in 1984, the work is one of several published during the decade and in the 90s during a resurgence of books dedicated to Cadmus's work. Considered a queer art pioneer, Cadmus is best known for his vivid depictions of highly stylized nude men and satirical social interactions. Kirstein’s homosexuality was an open secret; he was the husband of Cadmus’s sister Fidelma, also an artist, whom he supported and actively promoted. The present text contains over 120 color and black-and-white plates of his paintings and drawings, with commentary by Kiersten, fragments from Cadmus’s personal writing, and excerpts from reviews and articles; with exhibition checklist, a complete catalog of his paintings, selected bibliography, and index. Minor soiling and edgewear to unclipped dust jacket. Near fine. Item #6397