Thursday, 16 January 2014

Too much of a good thing is wonderful

"Its artefacts, genuine rhinestones, and imitation pearls alike mark an American moment – the beginning of the end of the ‘open secret’. So the cars and the costumes and the silly pianos might be seen as more than just the memorabilia of an exotic saloon singer: because they are, in fact, the tools with which Liberace took the 'rhetoric of the closet' public, demonstrated the power of its generous duplicity, and changed the world." - David Hickey