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Portrait of the artist as a gender-blender

By Cate McQuaid
Globe Correspondent / October 18, 2007

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Androgyny has a tradition, in art, of being presented as transgressive. Manet painted a come-hither woman in toreador pants. Duchamp developed a female alter ego. Nan Goldin photographed drag queens in makeup, but unclad. All daring and, to varying degrees, discomfiting, because, let's face it, most of us like our categories, and gender is a very reliable way to categorize ... (Full article: 890 words)

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