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Paul Cadmus

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Published by Pomegranate Communications (first published December 31st 1984)
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Andy
Jun 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: art; outrage; gay
I first discovered Paul Cadmus in the 1970's when I saw a painting in a magazine called "Sailors and Floozies" (1938) that didn't depict our boys valiantly fighting Tojo for Mom and Apple Pie, but passed out drunk with hookers of questionable gender mauling them. That was pretty strong stuff back then - given our post 9/11 fanaticism it's still considered blasphemy.

The outrage of Cadmus' art never seems to diminish. Cadmus classically composed images recalls memories of American life that are d
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Grady
Apr 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Another American Icon

There are all manner of icons in the art world, but surely Paul Cadmus is standing the test of time to become more of a frontrunner than most. His paintings and drawing are magnificently executed representational art - with a twist: his courage in painting works that reflected his gay life style resulted in his becoming one of the earliest painters to allow America to examine a sector of society that had long been closeted. This book, though rather brief, is a beautiful coll
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Benjamin
Nov 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gay-art
This slim but large, almost square format publication is written by Lincoln Kirsten, who according to the introduction "has been intimate with Cadmus's (sic) art for half a century . . . and forty years ago marrying Paul's sister . . ."; so he ought to know his stuff! The intelligent, well written text is certainly illuminating, and discusses Cadmus' work in detail; it is however a little pretentious in tone at times. In addition to the commentary there are many quotations from Paul Cadmus, and ...more
Jose
Jan 11, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: art lovers, social critics
he book is worth acquiring for the quality of the illustrations. Paul Cadmus was a magnificent artist in the line of Tooker. He ran against the conventions of art in his time with the use of an exceptional talent for darftmanship and a vivid sense of satire.

The text pretty much limits itself to describe the pictures and offers some sparse biographical notes but doesn't add anything. Interestingly, some quotes from newspapers , Cadmus' friend E.M. Foster and Cadmus himself appear scattered throug
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