June 20~ Pride Month

Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns

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RR: “I’m not frightened of the affection that Jasper and I had, both personally and as working artists.
I don’t see any sin or conflict in those days when each of us was the most important person in each other’s lives.”
~Rauschenberg, with Affection by Richard Meyer

Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns in Johns’s Pearl Street studio, New York, c.1954,
photo by Rachel Rosenthal

Short Circuit by Robert Rauschenberg
1955 / Oil, fabric, notebook paper, postcard, printed reproductions, concert program, and autograph on canvas, wood supports, and cabinets / MoMA, NY, NY

A painting by his former wife, artist Susan Weil, appears behind the right door, and a flag composition by Jasper Johns once sat behind the left door. (It went missing in 1965 and was replaced at Rauschenberg’s invitation with a facsimile by the artist Elaine Sturtevant.)

 

Target with Four Faces
by Jasper Johns
1955 / Encaustic on newspaper and cloth over canvas surmounted by four tinted-plaster faces in wood box with hinged front / Art Institute of Chicago, IL

The faces were cast over the course of several months. He used a friend and neighbor as a model. The faces are abstracted by their having been cropped at the eyes. They become a kind of banner above the target.

June 19~ Pride Month

Nell Blaine and Carolyn Harris

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During the next three decades [Blaine, R] would become a notable painter…In 1974, she purchased a cottage…where she and her partner, painter Carolyn Harris [L], made the most of the splendid views available on Cape Ann. ~Alive Still: Nell Blaine, American Painter

Alive Still by Nell Blaine
1991 / Pastel and charcoal on paper / Tibor de Nagy Gallery, NY, NY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At Henry’s Pond, Pebble Beach by Carolyn Harris
1989 / Watercolor / Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, MA

June 18~ Pride Month

Joan Eardley and Audrey Walker

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Recent publicity has hinged on the nature of <<<Eardley’s relationship with Audrey Walker>>>…Andreae’s book includes a series of previously unpublished letters from Eardley to Walker, and a brief tribute by Walker. These documents make clear the strong emotional bond between the two women. ~http://gilessutherland.blogspot.com/

Joan Eardley at Work, Catterline by Lady Audrey Walker
ND / Photograph / Dumfries & Galloway Council, Scotland, UK
Seeded Grasses and Daisies, September by Joan Eardley
1960 / Oil, grass stalks and seedheads on hardboard / National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK

June 17~ Pride Month

Tove Jansson and Tuulikki Pietilä

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They found one another at the Artists’ Guild Christmas party in Helsinki in 1955…and their relationship gradually developed in the course of the following spring. “At last I’ve found my way to the one I want to be with,” Tove Jansson wrote in one of her first letters to Tuulikki Pietilä in the summer of 1956. ~Literary Hub

Self-Portrait by Tove Jansson
1942 / Oil on canvas / Ateneum Art Museum, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Self-Portrait with Flowers by Tuulikki Pietilä
1947 / Drypoint / Ateneum Art Museum, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

June 16~ Pride Month

Horst P. Horst and George Hoyningen-Huene

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After studying at Hamburg in late 1920s, [Horst] soon moved to Paris and was taught by architect Le Corbusier. During his time in Paris, <<<Horst became close with Vogue photographer Baron George Hoyningen-Huene>>>; Horst became his lover and photographic assistant, soon his interests swayed from architecture towards photography. ~https://www.hamiltonsgallery.com/

Mainbocher Corset by Horst P. Horst
1939 / Gelatin silver print / Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standing Model with Greek Busts by George Hoyningen-Huene
1934 / Gelatin silver print / The Met, New York, New York

June 15~ Pride Month

Robert Colquhoun and Robert MacBryde

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MacBryde moved to Glasgow to study at the School of Art from 1932–1937 and met Colquhoun, who won a scholarship to study there in 1933, a year later. From that point onwards they became inseparable. ~artuk.org/
The Painters Colquhoun & McBryde (The Two Roberts) by Ian Fleming
1937-1938 / Oil on canvas / The Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections, Scotland, UK

Woman with a Goat by Robert Colquhoun
ND / Oil on canvas / Victoria Gallery & Museum, Liverpool, UK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Still Life, Vegetables by Robert MacBryde (1913–1966)
ND / Oil on canvas / Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums, Scotland, UK

June 14~ Pride Month

Berenice Abbott and Elizabeth McCausland

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The art critic <<<Elizabeth McCausland sought out Berenice>>> in 1934 and transformed her life. For thirty years, until McCausland’s death, the two women were devoted companions and professional soul mates. ~The Paris Review

 

 

In 1937 the Museum of the City of New York mounted an exhibition, Changing New York, of Abbott’s photographs for the FAP. This prompted interest in publishing a Changing New York book that would include both the photographs and captions written by Elizabeth McCausland, a writer, art critic, and Abbott’s longtime partner.
~MCNY Blog: New York Stories

McSorley’s Ale House, 15 East 7th Street, Manhattan by Berenice Abbott
1937 / Silver gelatin print / from the Book Changing New York

June 13~ Pride Month

Marcel Moore and Claude Cahun

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The creative alliance between Cahun and Moore formed in provincial Nantes, where, in 1909, the fifteen-year-old Lucie Schwob (who would later adopt the pen name Claude Cahun) encountered the seventeen-year-old beaux-arts student Suzanne Malherbe (Marcel Moore) in what they both described as “une rencontre foudroyante.” [an electric encounter] ~Acting Out: Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore

Self-portraits by Marcel Moore and Claude Cahun
c.1920 / Gelatin silver print / Jersey Heritage Collections/Jersey Heritage

Fashion illustrations by Marcel Moore
1916 & 1915 / Sketch on paper / Jersey Heritage Collections/Jersey Heritage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Je Tends les Bras by Claude Cahun
1931 or 1932 / Gelatin silver print / Tate Britain, London, UK

June 12~ Pride Month

Adèle Goodman Clark and Nora Houston

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Clark and Houston stayed close partners throughout their lives, working together and sharing a home until Houston’s death in 1942. In addition to acting as the driving forces behind Richmond’s burgeoning art scene, they were also involved in the women’s suffrage movement at the federal and local levels. ~The Johnson Collection

Cherry Tree by Adèle Clark
1930s / Oil on board / Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inside a Restaurant by Nora Houston
ND / Oil on canvas / The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, SC

June 11~ Pride Month

Charles Demuth and Robert E. Locher

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From 1909 onwards, Demuth maintained a romantic relationship with Robert Evans Locher, an Art Deco interior decorator and stage designer [and illustrator, educator, and industrial designer]… ~Wikipedia

…a third theme of Demuth’s work was homosexuality…When Demuth died, he left his Lancaster partner Robert Locher his watercolors and works on homosexual themes. ~https://explorepahistory.com/

End of the Parade, Coatesville, Pa. by Charles Demuth
1920 / Tempera and pencil on board / Collection of Deborah and Ed Shein

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Illustration for Vogue magazine by Robert Evans Locher
ND / Ink and watercolor / The RISD Museum, Providence, RI