Patrick Angus American, 1953-1992

Twenty three years after Stonewall, gay people still have few honest images of themselves, and most of these occur in our literature. Gay men long to see themselves  –  in films, plays, television, paintings. They seldom do. Obviously, we must picture ourselves. These are my pictures.

Patrick Angus (1953-1992) was born in North Hollywood, California and died in New York City during early years of the AIDS pandemic.Past exhibitions include Body. Gaze. Power. - A Cultural History of the Bath, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany, in 2020; Patrick Angus: Voyeur, Long Beach Museum of Art, California, in 2019; On Our Backs: The Revolutionary Art of Queer Sex Work, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, New York, NY in 2019; Patrick Angus. Landscapes and Portraits, Galerie Thomas Fuchs, Stuttgart, Germany, in 2019; Patrick Angus. Private Show, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany, in 2017; Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, Arkansas, in 2015; First Sight, Loom Gallery, Milan, Italy, in 2015; and Patrick Angus, Galerie Thomas Fuchs, Stuttgart, Germany, in 2015, and Looking, Edward Cella Art+Architecture, Los Angeles in 2015. A monograph on Patrick Angus was published by Hatje Cantz in 2016 and a publication on the exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart by Distanz Verlag in 2017. Angus is represented in the collections of the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, New York, NY, the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany, and the Schwules Museum, Berlin, Germany.