The Queer Houses of Brooklyn in the Three Towns of Breukelen, Boswyck, and Midwout during the 41st Year of the Stonewall Era (based on a 2010 drawing by Daniel Rosza Lang/​Levitsky with 24 illustrations by Buzz Slutzky on printed pin-back buttons)

  • L.J. Roberts, The Queer Houses of Brooklyn in the Three Towns of Breukelen, Boswyck, and Midwout during the 41st Year of the Stonewall Era (based on a 2010 drawing by Daniel Rosza Lang/Levitsky with 24 illustrations by Buzz Slutzky on printed pin-back buttons), 2011, poly-fill, acrylic, rayon, Lurex, wool, polyester, cotton, lamé, sequins, and blended fabrics with printed pin-back buttons, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Elaine Reuben, 2012.43, © 2011, L.J. Roberts

L. J. Roberts knitted and sewed this map of queer community building in Brooklyn, New York. The map is based on a drawing by Rosza Daniel Lang/​Levitsky made in honor of Brooklyn’s 2010 Queer House Field Day. Roberts’s large-scale work is a vibrantly colored collage of knitted rectangular poufs, reminiscent of both handmade patchwork quilts and the brickwork of Brooklyn rowhouses. Hot pink triangles (a symbol of LGBTQ self-identity) mark the homes with open doors. Queer Houses continues the work of radical community organizing that changes the home, not the inhabitants. 

This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World, 2022




Title
The Queer Houses of Brooklyn in the Three Towns of Breukelen, Boswyck, and Midwout during the 41st Year of the Stonewall Era (based on a 2010 drawing by Daniel Rosza Lang/​Levitsky with 24 illustrations by Buzz Slutzky on printed pin-back buttons)
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2011
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138114108 in. (350.5289.6274.3 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Elaine Reuben

Mediums Description
poly-fill, acrylic, rayon, Lurex, wool, polyester, cotton, lamé, sequins, and blended fabrics with printed pin-back buttons
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2012.43
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