SPEAKING FOR VICE: HOMOSEXUALITY IN THE ART OF CHARLES DEMUTH, MARSDEN HARTLEY AND THE FIRST AMERICAN AVANT-GARDE by Jonathan Weinberg
Yale University Press, 1993 First edition, 260 pp., 7 1/4" X 10 1/4" Hardcover
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This provocative book explores the representation of male homosexuality in American art in the first half of the twentieth century. Focusing on the work of Charles Demuth and Marsden Hartley, it uncovers the sexual codes and references in their art and explores how the two men reconciled their production of a self-consciously "American" art with the representation of their own marginalized status as both homosexuals and avant-garde artists.