Happy Pride Month! In this celebration, we honor five artists from the LGBTQ+ community who have played a significant role in shaping art history. These individuals not only made remarkable contributions to various art forms and defined art history but also used their work to raise awareness and promote understanding of their community.
Keith Haring was an American artist and social activist known for his iconic graffiti-inspired art. He was openly gay and used his art to address issues of sexuality, AIDS awareness, and social justice.
Jean-Michel Basquiat was an American artist known for his graffiti-inspired paintings and mixed-media artworks. He identified as bisexual and explored themes of race, identity, and queer culture in his work.
David Hockney is a British painter, printmaker, and photographer. He is openly gay and his art often explores themes of love, desire, and the male form. Hockney has been an influential figure in the LGBTQ+ art movement.
Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter known for her vibrant and symbolic self-portraits. She openly expressed her bisexuality and explored themes of identity, gender, and sexuality in her art.
Nan Goldin is an American photographer known for her intimate and candid portraits. She is openly bisexual and has documented her own life and the LGBTQ+ community, addressing issues such as love, sexuality, and identity.