Queerest: The Queer Art of Martin Firrell (Paperback)
For more than three decades, the acclaimed British public artist Martin Firrell has been agitating - in his own words - 'to make the world more humane'. He has created major commemorative works with the support of human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell to mark LGBT+ milestones in the UK: 50 years since that passing of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act which partially decriminalised gay sex (2017); 50 years since the founding of the Gay Liberation Front (2020); 50 years since the first Gay Pride March in London (2022). These milestones highlight the rapid progress made by the LGBT+ movement. As the artist's friend, Lana Wachowski, pointed out, no other civil rights movement has come as far as fast.
Edited and introduced by Thomas Laing, 'Queerest' includes a biographical essay by the internationally respected Swiss- German curator Barbara Ulbrist.