|Gustave Caillebotte, Paris Street; Rainy (1877)
Art Institute of Chicago
|Duane Michals, Chance Encounter (1970)
artnet The Daily Pic February 2, 2015
|Alison Cuddy takes a tour of the Art Institute
with art scholar David Getsy.
Courtesy Sara Condo, WBEZ
"several people who saw the series when it first came out–including Linda Benedict-Jones, the survey’s curator–have told me that they didn’t immediately get the homosexual subtext, although they could tell there was something promisingly queer, in the older sense, about the work. That means that the series itself, as a work of art, played the same game of partial signs and obfuscations that its subjects are engaging in."