Spanish-born, Brussels-based artist Alberto García del Castillo’s first novel Retrospective is a comedy-science-fiction novelette about ‘faggotry’ and the art world, depicting a retour-au-passé in contemporary painting and waving to some of the most beautiful homosexuals on Earth. Flaunting otherness, the alert reader can follow a clerk of 'The Land of Sculptures' whilst he encounters the pretty faces of 'The Painter', 'The Foreign Painter', 'The Tyrolese Painter' and other people doing art and drugs. Retrospective includes "Thumbs-Up", a superficial analysis of the normalisation of gayness; “Why Homos Are Better”, a masterpiece of investigative journalism in two parts that originally appeared in Agony 2 (circa 1988–1993), a zine edited by B. Boofy and William Bonifay; a drawing by Jurgen Ots; a photograph by César Segarra; and a poem by Lars Laumann. Thanks to the brilliant Shelter Press (St Martin).
58 pages, 11 x 18 cm, softcover, Shelter Press (St Martin).