Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend
The Art Newspaper, June 13, 2019

By Garethe Harris and Victoria Stapley-Brown

The large survey Art After Stonewall, 1969-89 at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery (until 20 July) and the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art (until 21 July), is a sweeping commemoration of the landmark June 1969 event at the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, a turning point for LGBTQ+ history, with more than 200 works covering topics from gender and body to Aids and activism, spanning media from sculptures to books to Charles Ludlam’s puppets. Among the works are many portraits, from black-and-white photographs like JEB’s (Joan E. Biron) 1980 snapshot of the poet Audre Lorde, to David Hockney’s colourful 1979 acrylic-on-canvas depiction of the actor and drag queen Divine. Meanwhile, spend the full four minutes with the joyous landmark lesbian film Dyketactics (1974) by Barbara Hammer, who died shortly before the survey opened.

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