London Gay Art Festival GFEST 2014 Programme LIVE Now

Excerpt from press release by GFEST

‘All Arts, All Welcome: An eclectic line up featuring new commissioned works presented along with curated LGBTQI art and films.

GFEST – Gaywise FESTival 2014 full programme details are now announced on GFEST 2014 website: http://gaywisefestival.org.uk/

London’s LGBT cross-art annual event GFEST 2014 will showcase new visual and performance art works and films from Monday the 10th to Saturday the 22nd November.

Breathtaking works that explore this year’s festival theme ‘Myths & Mythology’ include thought provoking feature and short films, paintings, video installation and photographic works along with cabaret acts as well as South Asian dance works.’

Valerie Steele: the Queer History of Fashion


Video clip published by The Museum at FIT at Youtube.

Dr. Valerie Steele, director and chief curator of The Museum at FIT presents “A Queer History of Fashion” at The Museum at FIT’s 13th fashion symposium, held November 8-9, 2013. A full video of this talk is also awailable at Youtube.

Gertrude Stein Bought A Painting by Marie Laurencin

American writer and art collector Gertrude Stein bought the first painting Marie Laurencin (1883 – 1956) ever sold as a professional artist, Group of Artists (1909), which is a group portrait of Laurencin, Apollinaire, Picasso and his mistress, Fernande Olivier.

Musée Marie Laurencin (the Marie Laurencin Museum) in Japan is dedicated to the French modernist painter and bisexual Marie Laurencin.

The Ladies Almanack – The Book All Women Should Carry


Djuna Barnes & Natalie Barney Girlfriends in Paris, a video clip.

The Ladies Almanack – The Book All Women Should Carry

Djuna Barnes (June 12, 1892 – June 18, 1982) was an American writer. “She was part of the inner circle of the influential salon hostess Natalie Barney, who would become a lifelong friend and patron, as well as the central figure in Barnes’s satiric chronicle of Paris lesbian life, Ladies Almanack. They probably also had a brief affair, but the most important relationship of Barnes’s Paris years was with the artist Thelma Wood. Wood was a Kansas native who had come to Paris to become a sculptor, but at Barnes’s suggestion took up silverpoint instead, producing drawings of animals and plants.” – Read the description of the short film at YouTube.