Robert Sherer is an internationally recognized gay American artist whose work explores race, gender, sexuality, and Southern identity, intertwined with beautiful and provocative botanical and anatomical illustration. His premier book concerns the complexities of romantic life and sexual attraction in the age of AIDS and conveys a profound and highly personal aesthetic statement in response to the continuing AIDS crisis in America and abroad. Images of his stunning illustrations are printed with non-toxic ink—the originals were executed in blood drawn from the artist, as well as donated by friends, both HIV-negative and HIV-positive.
Blood Works: Love and Loss Melancholia, Subversion and Guerilla Art History: Robert Sherer's Blood Works by Dr. Diana McClintock
Blood, Sex and the Language of Flowers: A Conversation with Robert Sherer by Helena Reckitt
Blood Works Artist's Statement by Robert Sherer
Blood Works Book Plates
Blood Money: Scenes from Human Currency
Blood Money Artist's Statement by Robert Sherer
Blood Money Book Plates
Artist's Commentary by Robert Sherer
Blood Money Artist's Commentary by Robert Sherer
Kennesaw State University Press
aids, hiv, art, blood painting, aesthetics
Arts and Humanities | Fine Arts | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies | Painting
Sherer, Robert, "Blood Works: The Sanguineous Art of Robert Sherer" (2012). KSU Press Legacy Project. 6.