Gaybashers come and get it

New York, 2011 (remade 2013) By L J Roberts. Based on a poster design by Matt Height. Jacquard-woven cotton and Lurex, hand- dyed fabric crank-knit yarn and thread. "while hunting for images that depicted queer millitancy I came upon a poster on a friend's refrigerator that stopped me in my tracks. I was struck by the humour and beauty of the image and also appreciated its direct, uncompromising message. I scanned the poster and made it into a weaving on an industrial jacquard loom to create a banner that could be held at demonstrations." L J Roberts

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