fascinating and inspirational stories will be illustrated by over sixty photographic portraits including works by Andy Warhol, Snowdon and Cecil Beaton together with specially commissioned portraits of the selectors by Mary McCartney. All are set in a striking exhibition design conceived by renowned theatre designer, Robert Jones.
The chosen icons, who may or may not be gay themselves, have all been important to each selector, having influenced their gay sensibilities or contributed to making them who they are today. They include artists Francis Bacon and David Hockney; writers Daphne du Maurier and Quentin Crisp; composers Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Benjamin Britten; musicians k.d. lang, the Village People and Will Young; entertainers Ellen DeGeneres, LilySavage and Kenneth Williams; sports stars Martina Navratilova and Ian Roberts and political activists Harvey Milk and Angela Mason.Gay Icons explores gay social and cultural history through the unique personal insights of ten high profile gay figures, who have selected their historical and modern icons.
|Duration||02 July 2009 - 18 October 2009|
|Times||Daily 10.00 – 18.00|
|Cost||Full price £5 Concessions £4.50 and £4|
|Venue||National Portrait Gallery|
|Address||St Martin's Place London WC2H 0HE, ,|
|Contact||020 7306 0055 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.npg.org.uk|