Artist Spotlight: Kent Monkman

Monkman uses painting, sculpture, video, and awesome drag to settle a few scores. His work is hilarious and chilling all at once.

BY Christopher Harrity

August 16 2014 3:00 AM ET

Two Kindred Spirits
Multi Media Installation — 2012

Based on similarities found between fictitious American and German buddy characters, Tonto and the Lone Ranger, and Winnetou and Old Shatterhand, this multimedia installation explores male warrior/lover relationships found in the Greek myths of Achilles and Patrocles and Apollo and Hyacinthus.

Two Kindred Spirits (detail)

Two Kindred Spirits (detail)