This work examines a gay survivor’s grief after his partner’s death from cardiac arrest. Their twenty-four years in relationship inform twenty years of grief. His lived experience questions the often inflexibility of heteronormativity in a world about to change. Like a portrait at exhibition, an image speaks long after the brushstrokes stop and the canvas dries. We are asked to see new things in a painting every time it’s viewed.
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Research Article| January 07 2020
Portrait at an Exhibition: An Unlikely Affair with Grief
Journal of Autoethnography (2020) 1 (1): 29–42.
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David T. Kottenstette; Portrait at an Exhibition: An Unlikely Affair with Grief. Journal of Autoethnography 7 January 2020; 1 (1): 29–42. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/joae.2020.1.1.29
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