London Triptych Jonathan Kemp

by Jonathan Kemp


London Triptych Jonathan Kemp | 9780956251534 | Jonathan Kemp

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Format:Paperback / softback

Published:18/08/2006 by Myriad Editions


Jack Rose begins his apprenticeship as a rent boy with Alfred Taylor in the
1890s, and discovers a life of pleasure and excess that leads him to new
friendships, most notably with the soon-to-be infamous Oscar Wilde.
A century later, David tells his own tale of unashamed decadence while
waiting to be released from prison, addressing his story to the lover who
betrayed him. Where their paths cross, in the politically sensitive 1950s
when gay men were the target of police and politicians alike, artist Colin
tentatively explores his sexuality as he draws in preparation for his most
ambitious painting yet-`London Triptych’.
Moodily atmospheric and rich with history, London Triptych is a sexy,
resplendent portrait of the politics and pleasures of queer life in one of the
world’s most fascinating cities.