How the Village People Helped Bring Queer Culture to Mainstream America

New York | 27 June

Songs like Y.M.C.A and In the Navy may be synonymous with Disco, but the Village People are perhaps best known for their elaborate costumes. In this Sotheby's Story, learn how the group used familiar icons of masculinity to help introduce gay culture to 1970s America. In celebration of WorldPride and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York, Sotheby’s is offering an array of works informed by the LGBTQ experience, including a Native American Headdress’ worn by original band member Felipe Rose. (27 June| New York)

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