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Jeremy Novy paintings
2016-07  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Jeremy Novy paintings
    Dates: 2009-2010
    Collection Number: 2016-07
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    Extent: 1.2 linear feet
    Repository: GLBT Historical Society
    San Francisco, California 94103
    Abstract: This small collection contains three original paintings by the San Francisco gay street artist Jeremy Novy. Novy’s art can be spotted across the streets of the United States, particularly his famed koi fish stencils, which have won him national acclaim. Using stencil work, Novy has also captured and commemorated icons of queer history, including drag queens, record producers and other LGBTQI artists.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    Jeremy Novy paintings. GLBT Historical Society

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of artist Jeremy Novy on January 14th, 2011.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This small collection contains three original paintings by the San Francisco gay street artist Jeremy Novy. Novy’s art can be spotted across the streets of the United States, particularly his famed koi fish stencils, which have won him national acclaim. Using stencil work, Novy has also captured and commemorated icons of queer history, including drag queens, record producers and other LGBTQI artists. The collection includes a representation of the legendary Divine, painted on plywood (the first of his series on drag queens); a stencil of the disco composer Patrick Cowley on a Megatone Records vinyl and an incarnation of Novy’s famous trademark “koi fish” stencils on a paper bag. The works housed in this collection speak to the range of Novy’s subjects, and are a testimony of the artist’s commitment to celebrating queer artists and legends. GSSO Linked Terms: http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/MESH/D001154; http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GSSO_000374

    Indexing Terms

    Art
    Gay men