Lesbian Art in America: A Contemporary History by Harmony Hammond
4to. pp. 208. profusely illustrated index. hardcover boards. dw. (spine ends bumped, in near fine condition). New York: Rizzoli, .
ISBN-10: 0847822486 / ISBN-13: 9780847822485
The first history of lesbian art in the United States, this volume documents works since 1970 within the context of gay culture and political activism. Authoritative and engaging, this is a "from the trenches" story of which women made what, when, and where. Hammond moves from the mainstream art world to alternative venues, weaving a compelling narrative complete with critical and theoretical discourse. Profiles of 18 prominent lesbian artists, from Kate Millett and Joan Snyder to Deborah Kass and Catherine Opie, complete this groundbreaking contribution to contemporary art history.