44. The Art of Pride

Jo's Art History Podcast

Jan 18 2022 • 35 mins

Welcome back to Jo’s Art History Podcast

Today we are celebrating the art of pride by taking a whistle-stop tour of 5 works that celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.

Starting as a blog post back in 2020, I received a lot of attention from this blog and decided to turn it into an Instagram series. I learnt so much that it seemed a shame to leave it hidden in the depths of my Instagram / blog so I decided to turn it into a podcast episode! I hope you like it.

Today I’ll be discussing the original pride flag, the first public monument to the LGBT+ community and how a Hackney street artist raised thousands of pounds in aid of celebrating Pride!


Jo McLaughlin

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Blog article: https://www.josarthistory.com/post/the-art-of-pride

Gilbert Baker: https://www.google.com/search?q=Gilbert+Baker%2C+Rainbow+Flag%2C+1978&oq=Gilbert+Baker%2C+Rainbow+Flag%2C+1978&aqs=chrome..69i57.120495j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Gay Liberation Monument: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay_Liberation_Monument

Legacy Project: https://legacyprojectchicago.org/person/frida-kahlo

Keith Haring Foundation: https://foundationblog.haring.com/topics/gay-pride

**The Glasgow Statue I was talking about in the episode is called the Duke of Wellington - not the Duke of Cumberland. Find more and his LGBTQ+ cone here: https://www.glasgowlive.co.uk/news/glasgow-news/new-lgbtqi-heritage-trail-launches-16765360

WATCH: It’s A Sin: https://www.channel4.com/programmes/its-a-sin Warning - it will break your heart.