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Boy George In UK Gay Art Show

By Charlotte Robinson, September 03, 2013
Boy George is exhibiting his artwork in London as part of Platform Six a non-profit arts organization that opened its doors to their first collective featuring LGBT artwork by emerging & established artists. Also in the show are are Carl Hopgood, DNA Factory, James Tailor, Layla Lyons, Lewis Burton, Rolina Blok, Victor Ivanov, William Baker & Judy Blame. Platform Six founder James Tailor who curated the exhibition stated, “There is so much more to LGBT artists than simply their sexuality, however that is what many exhibitions seem to focus on & a lot of the work itself is highly sexualized & falls into a now well-known stereotype. The Platform Six exhibition takes LGBT art out of the context of sex & while some of the works displayed may contain nudity, the work itself deals with themes such as non-conformity, identity & vulnerability.” There will also be a special auction to benefit the UK LGBT organization Stonewall. For the auction Platform Six has joined forces with global sportswear brand Adidas creating 20 pairs of limited edition Adidas x Platform Six Stan Smith trainers which will be transformed into one-off pieces of art by those exhibiting in this year’s show. Platform Six patrons acknowledged for their support of our LGBT community include: Naomi Campbell, Dawn Mellor, Sir Elton John, Kate Moss, Kylie Minogue, Neneh Cherry & Noel Fielding. Platform Six a non-profit organization showcases lesbian, gay & bisexual artwork with debut exhibition alongside special auction in aid for UK Stonewall runs September 7th to 14th at Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street SE1 9HP
For More Info: platformsixlondon.com
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