Tag Archives: 1960

thunderstruck9:

Josef Albers (German/American, 1888-1976), Homage to the Square: Single Answer, 1960. Oil on masonite, 24 x 24 in.

thunderstruck9:

Josef Albers (German/American, 1888 –1976), Homage to the Square: Single Answer, 1960. Oil on masonite, 24 × 24 in.

artqueer:

Adhesiveness
David Hockney
1960

“Adhesiveness deals openly with homosexuality. The title is an appropriation of Walt Whitman’s term for homoerotic love. Two figures are shown in an embrace. The mutual insertion of phallic forms into each figure imbues the painting with an explicitness scarcely belied by the abstraction of the figures. Adhesiveness was unprecedented not only for its explicitness, but for the fact that it was a declaration of Hockney’s own homosexuality.” – Michael Johnson

artqueer:

Doll Boy
David Hockney
1960-1961

“Doll Boy (1960), a campy yet artful meditation-as-crush on pop singer Cliff Richard, is a perfect, early illustration of Hockney’s abiding artistic philosophy that ‘you can’t have art without play … . People tend to forget that play is serious, but I know that of course it is’” - John McFarland

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