Kia Labeija: Artist

Kwan's Song & the Allure of Immortality by Sean Black “He has kept me alive,” describes native New Yorker and multidisciplinary artist Kia Labeija during...

Avram Finkelstein: Artist

Throwing in With History In a new book, Avram Finkelstein discusses the history and future of AIDS & AIDS activism Text & Photos by Alina Oswald On...

Duane Michals: Artist

Asking the Hard Questions Through his photography Duane Michals explores the great themes and problematics of human life by Lester Strong When I was first introduced a...

Cynthia Davis • Dolls of Hope: Artist

Dolls of Hope Professor Cynthia Davis uses dolls to break the silence surrounding HIV and AIDS by Alina Oswald Photographed Exclusively for A&U by Sean Black Sometimes...

Hugh Steers: Artist

Gorgeous Bleakness: Beauty in the Most Brutal Forms American figurative painter Hugh Steers lures us back to a desperate time through his arresting, full-color imagery...

Robert Mapplethorpe: Artist

These Perfect Moments A new documentary and two exhibitions shed new light on Robert Mapplethorpe, photography’s enfant terrible by Larry Buhl Outside of the art world and...

David Faulk & Michael Johnstone: Artists

Two Men & a Mrs. Vera Artists David Faulk and Michael Johnstone Invite Us to Escape into the Outrageous Universe of the Verasphere by Hank Trout First,...

Gallery: Duane Cramer

Ancestry & Artistry Photographer Duane Cramer Talks with A&U’s Sean Black About His “Family” Portraits Duane Cramer’s clean, intimate photographic style grew out of an ingrained...

Larry Clark: Artist

In His Words His masculine, gravelly voice, weighted by mounting years, American art hero and cinematic bad-boy Larry Clark elucidates his passion for living while...

Avram Finkelstein: Artist

Acting Up Activist and Artist Avram Finkelstein Discusses Silence = Death, ACT UP, and Flash Collectives by Alina Oswald   “Hi, I’m Avram,” the gentleman introduced himself, as...

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