In Tandem: Inspirations and Collaborations
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<SPAN><SPAN STYLE="font-weight:bold">Gallery label from </SPAN><SPAN STYLE="font-weight:bold;font-style:italic">In Tandem: Inspirations and Collaborations<BR/><BR/></SPAN>The story of the friendship between David Schorr and Paul Monette begins on the campus of Phillips Academy, where the two recent college graduates—Schorr from Brown, Monette from Yale—worked as teaching assistants in the summer program in the tumultuous year 1968. Drawn to each other not by desire, but by a shared sensibility—in terms of art, politics, music, and most of all literature—the two young men confronted societal discrimination against homosexuality through their friendship. They embarked on their first collaborative project around 1970, when Schorr suggested they work together on a book. Schorr, the visual artist, created the dream-like drawings, which, in turn, inspired Monette, the poet, to write the poetry and prose sections in the portfolio <SPAN STYLE="font-style:italic">Sarah</SPAN>. This is the first of three collaborative projects, followed by <SPAN STYLE="font-style:italic">No Witnesses: Poems</SPAN> (c. 1981) and <SPAN STYLE="font-style:italic">Songs with a Dying Fall: Various Accompanying Texts</SPAN> (1994). <BR/><BR/>Kelley Tialiou <BR/>Charles H. Sawyer Curatorial Assistant | Librarian | Archivist </SPAN>
This object was included in the following exhibitions:Secrets, Loss, Memory, and Courage: Works by Gay Male Artists, Addison Gallery of American Art, 4/27/2013 - 7/31/2013
In Tandem: Inspirations and Collaborations, Addison Gallery of American Art, 9/12/2015 - 1/3/2016
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