Art and Queer Culture

Edited by Catherine Lord and Richard Meyer, Thames & Hudson

By Oliver Basciano

Art and Queer Culture edited by Catherine Lord and Richard Meyer (Phaidon)

Emblazoned on a sticky label on the cover of this weighty hardback – I’d say ‘coffee-table book’ were it not for the academic nature of this expertly researched combined reader and artist directory – is the publisher’s boast that the publication is ‘the first book on the criticism and theory regarding queer visual art’. Surely that can’t be true?In his introductory essay Richard Meyer provides some caveats – noting the Western bias of his knowledge for example – intrinsic to…

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