From Gayletter No. 459:
If you haven’t yet seen the Whitney’s David Wojnarowicz retrospective, History Keeps Me Awake at Night, you absolutely must. And if you have, you should now make your way back over to Chelsea to see ClampArt’s new show, Rough Trade: Art and Sex Work in the Late 20th Century. Put together in partnership with Ward 5B, the super comprehensive exhibition chronicles the relationship between art, artists, and sex work in the late 20th century, beginning with the sexual revolution of the 1960s. Think of it as a spiritual companion to the Whitney’s show, which it was, if fact, organized to coincide with. … This exhibit is a big deal–sex work continues to be a part of many queer lives and of queer history and far too often it gets swept under the rug or met with harsh stigma, so for it to be recognized in this context is pretty significant.