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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.
April 12 - June 14, 2008
Los Angeles, CA

USC Arts and Humanities Initiative &
the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives
presents:
A Hector Silva Retrospective
Visions and Voices



Opening Reception: Saturday, April 12, 2008
8:30 PM to 12 midnight

EXTENDED FROM May 20 to June 14

Known internationally as an emblematic Los Angeles artist, Hector Silva's erotic, playful, and politically charged work reinvents and queers what scholar Richard T. Rodriguez call the "homeboy aethetic."

This retrospective is the first exhibition to feature the entire range of Silva's work and the historical ephemera surrounding it, including his correspondence with Lucille Ball and early photographs and accounts of his decorative work in the gay LA disco Probe, frequented by such icons as Freddie Mercury and Grace Jones.

ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives
Gallery Hours:
Tuesday & Friday 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Wednesday. & Thursday: 3:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Sundays & Mondays: Closed

909 West Adams Bl., Los Angeles, CA 90007 Map 213.740.6786

USC Website
Hector Silva Website

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