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Pride

The engagement of artists has always given a voice to minorities through creative expression. In this way, sculptors, painters and photographers have played an important role in raising public awareness throughout the course of history, leading or accompanying societal changes. On the occasion of Pride month, let's dive deeper into LGBTQ+ representation in art.

Whilst during Classical Antiquity, homosexuality (in certain forms) was openly represented without taboos, it then disappeared completely from the history of art from the Middle Ages onwards.

It was only from the 20th century onwards that artists began to more openly express their sexuality in art again. For example, Frida Kahlo freed women from aesthetic and gender prejudices in her works. She presents the world with a woman who is in control of her body and in particular her sexual choices, thus moving away from society's traditional expectations.

Similarly, photographer Claude Cahun questions the theme of identity and gender in her photographs. As early as the 1920s, this precursor for self-portraiture took photos of herself with short hair, dressed as a man. As much in her dress as in her works, she plays with stereotypes to prevent the stagnancy of discourse surrounding gender and sexuality.

Other artists, such as Keith Haring, have chosen to act as artistic and political spokespersons. Indeed, this Pop Art leader quickly became involved in the LGBTQ+ community, as well as raising awareness of the AIDS epidemic. He has also joined forces with other artists, such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol, on projects to effect change through art.

In 1969, the Stonewall riots led to the creation of the first international Pride marches. In 2020, for the first time since 1969, they will not take place due to the health crisis, making it all the more important to show our support for this cause and give it visibility by other means.

Love is love, and it should be celebrated in all its forms, hence why Artsper has decided to highlight artists who have fought in their actions and art for the rights and representation of the LGBTQ+ community. Politically and socially engaged, sensual, gentle or provocative, discover our LGBTQ+ artworks in this collection.

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Our recommendations Etienne, Le baiser, Sculpture

Etienne

Le baiser, 2010
13 x 16.9 x 5.1 inch
Sculpture

$ 9,603

Cy Twombly, Sans titre, Bastian 38, Print

Cy Twombly

Sans titre, Bastian 38, 1973
11.4 x 8.3 inch
Print

$ 6,156

Keith Haring, Untitled, Drawing

Keith Haring

Untitled, 1985
9 x 16 inch
Drawing

$ 30,000

Anya Spielman, Hashtag, Painting

Anya Spielman

Hashtag, 2015
14.2 x 5.9 inch
Painting

$ 1,696

Robert Mapplethorpe, Bill T. Jones, Photography

Robert Mapplethorpe

Bill T. Jones, 1985
20 x 16 x 1 inch
Photography

$ 50,000

Diane Arbus, Girl in a Swimming Cap, Photography

Diane Arbus

Girl in a Swimming Cap, 1990
20 x 16 inch
Photography

$ 9,500

Bernard Saint-Maxent, Energy Rainbow, Painting

Bernard Saint-Maxent

Energy Rainbow, 2018
23.6 x 19.7 x 2 inch
Painting

$ 3,940

Our recommendations Jasper Johns, Ale Cans, Print

Jasper Johns

Ale Cans, 1975
23 x 30 inch
Print

$ 9,500

Fernando de la Rocque, Mulheres são Flores, Homens são Borboletas, Print

Fernando de la Rocque

Mulheres são Flores, Homens são Borboletas, 2014
15.7 x 15.7 inch
Print

$ 1,970

Ellsworth Kelly, Leaf IV, Print

Ellsworth Kelly

Leaf IV, 1978
30 x 42 inch
Print

$ 11,696

Takamitsu Sakamoto, Sex appeal of a man, Photography

Takamitsu Sakamoto

Sex appeal of a man, 2010
33.1 x 23.4 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$ 2,745

Our recommendations Jean-Philippe Berger, In love we trust #3, Painting

Jean-Philippe Berger

In love we trust #3, 2019
47.2 x 47.2 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$ 1,379

Jérôme Mesnager, N° 23 2020, Painting

Jérôme Mesnager

N° 23 2020, 2020
28.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$ 2,031

Jérôme Mesnager, N°71 2020, Painting

Jérôme Mesnager

N°71 2020, 2020
19.7 x 15.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 1,219

Etienne, Baiser sur la joue, Sculpture

Etienne

Baiser sur la joue, 2015
7.5 x 8.7 x 4.7 inch
Sculpture

$ 7,448

Betsy Enzensberger, Rainbow Splat 3, Sculpture

Betsy Enzensberger

Rainbow Splat 3, 2020
1.6 x 5 x 5 inch
Sculpture

$ 339

Francis Bacon, Composition 1, Print

Francis Bacon

Composition 1, 1987
35.2 x 24.7 inch
Print

$ 22,161

Betsy Enzensberger, Double Rainbow 2, Sculpture

Betsy Enzensberger

Double Rainbow 2, 2020
5 x 3 x 3 inch
Sculpture

$ 400

Hildegarde Handsaeme, LeKiss, Painting

Hildegarde Handsaeme

LeKiss, 2020
27.6 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$ 2,339

Hildegarde Handsaeme, L'Allignement harmonieux, Drawing

Hildegarde Handsaeme

L'Allignement harmonieux, 2020
16.5 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
Drawing

$ 369

PyB, French kiss, Painting

PyB

French kiss, 2017
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$ 185

Onizbar, My girlfriend has a girlfriend, Painting

Onizbar

My girlfriend has a girlfriend, 2019
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$ 2,216

Arno Sebban, Objet de désir 2, Sculpture

Arno Sebban

Objet de désir 2, 2020
13.8 x 7.9 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

$ 1,231

Leonor Fini, Les petites filles modèles 7, Print

Leonor Fini

Les petites filles modèles 7, 1973
22 x 15 inch
Print

$ 369

Hernan Bas, Don't tell it on the Mountain, Print

Hernan Bas

Don't tell it on the Mountain, 2013
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$ 443

Caiozzama, Tender Love, Print

Caiozzama

Tender Love, 2019
19.7 x 29.5 x 0.4 inch
Print

$ 3,324

Waleria Matelska, Together, Painting

Waleria Matelska

Together, 2020
7.5 x 6.3 inch
Painting

$ 308

Keith Haring, Best Buddies, Print

Keith Haring

Best Buddies, 1990
26 x 32 inch
Print

25,000 - $ 50,000

Francis Bacon, Triptych 1987, Print

Francis Bacon

Triptych 1987, 1989
37.2 x 26.8 x 0 inch
Print

$ 19,083

Lídia Vives, The Rival, Photography

Lídia Vives

The Rival, 2015
19.7 x 31.5 inch
Photography

$ 831 $ 923

Our recommendations David Hockney, Yves Marie, Print

David Hockney

Yves Marie, 1974
30 x 22 inch
Print

$ 12,000

Lídia Vives, Car Wash, Photography

Lídia Vives

Car Wash, 2015
19.7 x 29.5 inch
Photography

$ 831 $ 923

Katerina Christina, Embrace, No. 1, Photography

Katerina Christina

Embrace, No. 1, 2020
18 x 12 inch
Photography

$ 250

Dasha & Mari, Milk Maids, Photography

Dasha & Mari

Milk Maids, 2017
22 x 20 inch
Photography

$ 1,170

Tegan Pick, Re-Génération I/E.A., Sculpture

Tegan Pick

Re-Génération I/E.A., 2018
3.3 x 6.1 x 2.8 inch
Sculpture

$ 1,600

Katerina Christina, The Sum of Us, No. 2, Photography

Katerina Christina

The Sum of Us, No. 2, 2020
18 x 12 inch
Photography

$ 250

Katerina Christina, The Sum of Us, No. 2 [white on black], Print

Katerina Christina

The Sum of Us, No. 2 [white on black], 2020
30 x 20 inch
Print

$ 615

Robert Rauschenberg, Features from Currents, #57, Print

Robert Rauschenberg

Features from Currents, #57, 1970
40 x 40 inch
Print

$ 4,000

Our recommendations Diane Arbus, A Widow in Her Bedroom, 55th St, NYC, Photography

Diane Arbus

A Widow in Her Bedroom, 55th St, NYC, 1963
14 x 11 inch
Photography

$ 50,000

Florent Chopin, Infra-Noir (3), Painting

Florent Chopin

Infra-Noir (3), 2020
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 4,186

Dasha & Mari, Romance, Photography

Dasha & Mari

Romance, 2019
20 x 16 inch
Photography

$ 1,170

Plastic Jesus, "Kissing Policeman" - Fine Art Print, Photography

Plastic Jesus

"Kissing Policeman" - Fine Art Print, 2020
19 x 13 inch
Photography

$ 295

Alex Huthwohl, Les Danseurs, Painting

Alex Huthwohl

Les Danseurs, 2020
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$ 6,156

Hiromi Sengoku, When The Sky Had Breath To The Ocean, Clouds Were Rising Up And Fog Layed Down And Made Arainbow - It Was The Beginning Of The World, Painting

Hiromi Sengoku

When The Sky Had Breath To The Ocean, Clouds Were Rising Up And Fog Layed Down And Made Arainbow - It Was The Beginning Of The World, 2011
44.9 x 57.5 x 2 inch
Painting

$ 12,311

Horst P. Horst, Cy Twombly in Rome - Untitled #15, Small size: Framed, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Cy Twombly in Rome - Untitled #15, Small size: Framed, 1966
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$ 5,300

Sheila Rock, Jordan in the 'SEX' doorway (with man watching), King's Road, London, Photography

Sheila Rock

Jordan in the 'SEX' doorway (with man watching), King's Road, London, 1976
20 x 16 inch
Photography

$ 1,453

Line Taarnberg, The power of love 2, Photography

Line Taarnberg

The power of love 2, 2016
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$ 492

Line Taarnberg, The power of love 6, Photography

Line Taarnberg

The power of love 6, 2016
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$ 492

Leonor Fini, Deux femmes, Print

Leonor Fini

Deux femmes, 1983
21.7 x 28.7 inch
Print

$ 1,477

Line Taarnberg, The power of love 8, Photography

Line Taarnberg

The power of love 8, 2016
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$ 492

Daniel Barroso, Feminidad I, Painting

Daniel Barroso

Feminidad I, 2018
39.4 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$ 1,539

Yesim Savas, Intersection 02, Painting

Yesim Savas

Intersection 02, 2016
7.9 x 7.9 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$ 308

Fernando de la Rocque, Lambe-Lambe, Print

Fernando de la Rocque

Lambe-Lambe, 2011
17.3 x 20.9 inch
Print

$ 92

Gustav Clauvel, Le baiser, Sculpture

Gustav Clauvel

Le baiser, 2020
6.1 x 5.9 x 5.1 inch
Sculpture

$ 345

Matteo Basilè, La Karl and the Unkanny pt. 4 (from The Transgenders series), Photography

Matteo Basilè

La Karl and the Unkanny pt. 4 (from The Transgenders series), 2006
70.9 x 49.2 inch
Photography

$ 15,020

Matteo Basilè, Marlene (from The Transgenders series), Photography

Matteo Basilè

Marlene (from The Transgenders series), 2006
70.9 x 49.2 inch
Photography

$ 15,020

Jacqueline van der Plaat, Love, Painting

Jacqueline van der Plaat

Love, 2020
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$ 3,078

Jacqueline van der Plaat, Playfull, Drawing

Jacqueline van der Plaat

Playfull, 2020
14 x 11 x 0 inch
Drawing

$ 739

Jacqueline van der Plaat, Tenderness, Painting

Jacqueline van der Plaat

Tenderness, 2020
11.8 x 9.4 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$ 739

ELS - Evelyne Simonet, Le baiser, Sculpture

ELS - Evelyne Simonet

Le baiser, 1987
12.6 x 18.5 x 8.7 inch
Sculpture

$ 7,141

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