Queer Views and Old Masters
Edited by Aimee Ng, Xavier F. Salomon, and Stephen Truax
GILES. 112 pages, $34.95
Doron Langberg’s Lover depicts a bare-chested man in dark underwear sitting cross-legged on a colorful couch. Wisely, Langberg has chosen to use a canvas the same size as Holbein’s Sir Thomas Moore, which immediately establishes a relationship between the two works. The pairing also benefits from its psychological tension: Moore, draped in fur and velvet, holding a folded paper in his hand, almost seems to gaze longingly at Langberg’s near-nude lover, who looks with downcast eyes at a sheaf of papers in his lap.
Michael Quinn writes about books in a monthly column for the Brooklyn newspaper The Red Hook Star-Revue.