Icons explores gay social and cultural history through the unique
personal insights of ten high profile gay figures, who have selected
their historical and modern icons.
The chosen icons, who may or may not be gay themselves, have all
been important to each selector, having influenced their gay
sensibilities or contributed to making them who they are today. They include artists
Francis Bacon and David Hockney; writers Daphne du Maurier and Quentin
Crisp; composers Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Benjamin Britten; musicians k.d.
lang, the Village People and Will Young; entertainers Ellen DeGeneres,
Lily Savage and Kenneth Williams; sports stars Martina Navratilova and
Ian Roberts and political activists Harvey Milk and Angela Mason.
Their fascinating and inspirational stories will be illustrated by
over sixty photographic portraits including works by Andy Warhol,
Snowdon and Cecil Beaton together with specially commissioned portraits
of the selectors by Mary McCartney. McCartney. All are set in a
striking exhibition design conceived by renowned theatre designer,