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The Critics by Henry Scott Tuke, 1927 ©Warwick District Council (Leamington Spa)

Queer British Art Tate Britain, 5th April to 1st October

In 1861, parliament abolished the death penalty for sodomy. Between then and 1967, which saw the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales, artists were in the vanguard of changing views about sexuality. Tate celebrates the anniversary with an array of work spanning a century—from covert images of same-sex desire like Simeon Solomon’s Sappho and Erinna in a Garden at Mytilene (1864) through to David Hockney’s…

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