5 LGBTQI+ Visual Artists You Should Know


Lorenza Böttner, www.documenta14.de/en/south/25298_lives_and_works_of_lorenza_boettner

Lorenza Böttner (1959 – 1994) was an artist born in 1959 into a family of German origin in Punta Arenas, Chile. At the age of eight, he was electrocuted when climbing up a pylon, resulting in both arms having to be amputated below the shoulder. He returned to Germany with his mother in 1973 to undertake a series of plastic surgery operations and moved to Lichtenau. Böttner, refused prosthetic arms and she chose to transform her situation, developing interest for classical ballet, jazz, and tap dancing, and learning to paint with her feet and mouth. Lorenz decided to use the name Lorenza, affirming an openly transgender feminine position.

Mark Morrisroe, https://visualaids.org/artists/mark-morrisroe

Mark Morrisroe (1959 – 1989) was an American photographer. He was good friend with Nan Goldin and David Armstrong and his photography was mostly been exhibited and discussed in connection with them. Morrisroe candidly shot images of lovers, friends, hustlers and New York scenes. He had a big influence in the development of the 1970s punk scene in Boston and the art world boom of the mid-to-late-80s in New York. He had a tragic life story that ended at the early age of 30 due to AIDS.


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