The Portraits

The exhibition catalogue "Elaine De Kooning: Portraits" on display in the museum store
Cover for with black and white portrait of woman with top hat and mask resting on brim, and words"Hide/Seek" in big letters


Difference and Desire in American Portraiture

Author:  Jonathan D. Katz & David C. Ward

Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, companion volume to an exhibition of the same name at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, traces the defining presence of same-sex desire in American portraiture through a seductive selection of more than 150 full-color illustrations, drawings, and portraits from leading American artists. Arcing from the turn of the twentieth century, through the emergence of the modern gay liberation movement in 1969, the tragedies of the AIDS epidemic, and to the present, Hide/Seek openly considers what has long been suppressed or tacitly ignored, even by the most progressive sectors of our society: the influence of gay and lesbian artists in creating American modernism.

Publisher:  Smithsonian Books
Year:  2010
Cover:  Hardcover
Number of Pages:  296 pages
Price:  $45.00
Dimensions:  9.3 x 12.1 inches
ISBN-10:  1588342999
ISBN-13:  978-1588342997