487 posts categorized "ART"

Apr 14 2014
Need To Know: Stamped Up, Robyn Takes Flight, Will Parker Marie Molloy Still F*cking Hate RuPaul? + MORE! Comments (0)

Tom-of-FinlandIf you can't lick 'im...

Boy-CultureI'm not really one of Tom's Men, but I do love his work...and his stamps!

Boy-CultureLeo DiCaprio busts a move.

Boy-CultureTHIS BLOGGER IS SUCH A SELL-OUT.

Boy-CultureRobyn to release mini-album with Royksopp May 26.

Boy-CultureMadonna as Furby, and a Madonna-fueled orgy.

Boy-CultureA Game of Thrones pre-wedding, two-person feast costs $1,200.

Boy-CultureYou don't got she-mail anymore.

Boy-CultureObama taps Gene Robinson for Easter prayer breakfast.

Boy-CultureChristian Sanchez (below) looks even hotter naked.

Christian7-thumb-500x667-18470Good Christian!

 
Apr 11 2014
Dead Sexy: Wayne Hollowell's DEAD PORN STARS Series Comments (0)
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Artist Wayne Hollowell's expressive pieces are color-saturated and drenched in pop cultural nostalgia. After tackling gay-fave divas like Joan Crawford and Liza Minnelli, he's now taking on those other celebs of whom gay men can't get enough: Porn stars. More specifically, the dead ones. There's a morbid glamour in the subject matter, and Hollowell doesn't miss a bit of it.

Wilfried-Knight-12Wilfriend Knight was such a loss, Hollowell painted him twice! (Other version in the gallery.)

His take on the work:

“In the early '90s, I worked at World of Video on Perry Street. Every new Jeff Stryker or Ryan Idol release would cause sheer catfights upon the day of release, with their fans rushing in to check out the tapes. It was almost as bad as the day a Madonna CD came out! I was so starstruck by these gods who seemingly had everything—perfect bodies/hair/faces. I remember seeing Max Grand on rollerblades and getting the same butterflies I had when I saw Kathie Lee Gifford!

“My curiosity only grew as I started to read of the tragic demise of so many of these men who were so idolized by the gay community. A lot if them led lives only Jackie Collins could have dreamed up. I wanted to do a series of portraits that paid tribute to these beautiful and tragic men.

“Now, to watch Roman Ragazzi in action, it leaves me sad, wondering, 'Couldn't someone have helped him?' Or to watch Al Parker, it's like watching a party with the Grim Reaper right outside the door.

“I think these stars come and go so quickly today, but back in '70s, '80s and '90s, they really were icons, and their releases were an event (pardon the pun). This is my way of celebrating their beauty and their tragedy, my way of saying thanks to them for giving it their all.”

Hollowell is currently submitting his canvases (they're 48" X 48") to galleries. For his other work, check out his Web site.

 
Apr 04 2014
You're About To Get Read Comments (0)

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Nebraskan high schooler Michael Barth, who was initially denied the opportunity to read his pro-equality work, gets his chance after the jump...

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Apr 03 2014
Madonna's Idols Comments (0)

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Buzzfeed Contributor (!) Madonna identifies the 11 "freedom fighters" who have most inspired her. For longtime fans, there won't be any surprises, for others, there won't be any odd men out.

 
LOVE This Comments (0)

Via Joe.My.God.: Watch this immediately, then go buy some graham crackers.

 
Oh, Mickey, You're So Fine... Comments (0)
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I love everything about Christopher Lee Sauvé's line, which is Mickey Mouse's worst nightmare and best fantasy combined. These great shots are by Christopher Logan, art directed by CSL, feature models Jason Brickhill, William Noguchi and Allan Kent, have makeup by Jessica Ross/hair by Lazarus Douvos/retouching by Jonathan Margarito, and those stunning paintings are by Scooter LaForge and CSL for Hotel Particulier.

I want several.  Minus the fishnets. I'm not able to pull off that look.

 
Apr 02 2014
Need To Know: Hated It!, Supremely Well Funded, Butch/Femmetery, Male Model Mayhem + MORE! Comments (0)

Boy-CultureABOVE: Nobody told me there'd be gays like this. Bad sound, but perfect ending.

Boy-CultureSupreme Court thinks what our political system needs is more money.

Boy-CultureThese hot men are absolutely killing it.

Boy-CultureOne enthusiastic vote for Courtney Act to win RuPaul's Drag Race.

Boy-CultureTo be buried in a lesbian cemetery, are tattoos required?

Boy-CultureFRAMED: Art-school virgin reneges on promise to lose anal virginity on stage.

Boy-CultureModel Jordie Caskey's selfie-saturated tour of his life & home.

Jordie07_GAYLETTERPowerbottom Mac. (Or maybe I'm projecting!)

 
Apr 01 2014
Need To Know: Harry Back, Trans-gressions, Ex-NEWSWEEK Reader, #AttentionWhore + MORE! Comments (0)

Harry-Judd-naked-AttitudeThe front is even more eye-popping. (If you don't do it carefully.)

*widget boy cultureHarry is smooth and nude for Attitude. Harry-Judd-cock

*widget boy cultureRu & crew give sissy apologies for trans offenses.

*widget boy cultureFILLER THEATRE: Tom Cruise looks...different.

*widget boy cultureWear a #TruvadaWhore T-shirt and it won't be taken ironically.

*widget boy cultureNewsweek's 30something owners are cheerfully anti-gay, pro-ex-gay.

*widget boy cultureHe doesn't sing in the shower...he performs.

*widget boy cultureI've personally always found Disney horrifying. Jeb-and-Dubya-Bush-

*widget boy cultureThe “Luke & Laura” of homosexual theft.

*widget boy cultureTO YOUR HEALTH: Obamacare is winning people over.

*widget boy cultureRich dude rapes his kids, gets probation

*widget boy culturePresident (Jeb) Bush?

*widget boy cultureOKCupid: “Boycott Firefox.”

*widget boy cultureSuperhot subway cop Guilherme Leão.

Guilherme_leaoArresting officer

 
Mar 31 2014
Cover To Cover: First & Last Sentences Of Gay Novels & Novellas Comments (0)

Nocturnes-for-the-King-of-NaplesCover by Mel Odom.

What's a “gay book,” anyway?

Is it a book with a gay theme? One with no gay theme but whose author is gay? One specifically about being gay, written by a gay author? Must it be pro-gay, or can it be anti-? Does it count if it's exploitative and prurient?

Faggots-KramerRegardless of your definition, the heyday of the gay novel is behind us. Yes, there are still books by, for, and about gay people, but it's not like in the '70s and '80s, when gay novels took off, or the early '90s, when they'd become a bona fide boom business.

Not long after, they went bust, and the days when you might read a review calling a work of fiction, “The best gay novel of the year!” went with them. As did gay bookstores...when was the last time you were inside a gay bookstore? Were there any woolly mammoth footprints pressed into the clay?

City-and-the-pillar-gore-vidalGore, Gore, Gore...how do you like it, how do you like it?

Part of the reason a booming literary niche was decimated is good—we became less concerned with obsessing over our place in the world as the world became less convinced we were aliens and/or carriers of disease and/or agents of Satan. (Not that a huge chunk of the world doesn't still ponder those questions.) As we have been assimilated, we've become less excited by existentialist literary endeavors and more likely to spring for, say, books about the first time various anonymous narrators had gay sex, or coffee-table books of nude men or books with no discernible gay sensibility at all.

Interview-with-the-VampireBut I miss the days when the gay novel was a big deal. I miss being in my college bookstore and grabbing an Edmund White tome and flipping it to a passage where two farmboys “cornhole” each other, and realizing that it wasn't pornography, but rather was frank, familiar, terrifyingly emotional art.

For fun, I'm including a collection of the first and last sentences of as many gay novels as I could readily lay my hands on. I'm sticking with the books' proper first and last sentences, so am leaving out things like dates and places (“New York, 1983") in the case of books that begin or end with letters, and I'm also ignoring the “hmmm”-inspiring epigraphs that so often appear at the beginning of a novel.

Giovannis_room-frontThese are not meant to be my choices for "the best gay books." But most of my favorite gay novels are included and you will undoubtedly have read and loved many of them.

Actually...how many have you read?

If these tantalizingly brief samples don't make you curious to read some of these books, nothing will.

I would absolutely love to receive your contributions (title, year, author, first line, last line) so I can make this a living post...

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Picture Perfect: A Review Of FINDING VIVIAN MAIER Comments (0)

Vivian-MaierMaier produced countless self-portraits, some as arresting as anything Kahlo painted.

BOY CULTURE REVIEW: **** out of ****

Finding-vivian-mayer-poster-mVivian Maier died in a Chicago nursing home in 2009 in her eighties without ever having published her work, without ever having seen thousands of the images she shot and without owning a single negative—everything had been unceremoniously sold at auction along with the rest of her worldly possessions for a few hundred bucks a box once she was injured in a fall. Cheap, considering she had taken well over 100,000 images with her trusty, stealthy Rolleiflex from the late 1940s until some time in the 1990s.

When a historian and second-generation flea marketer, John Maloof, started scanning some of the negatives he'd bought in 2007, he sensed they were good. How good, he wasn't sure. Until posting a batch on Flickr, when users flipped out, reassuring him he had unearthed the work of a brilliant photographer. He bought up as much of Maier's output from other buyers as he could, eventually winding up with about 90% of it. Next, he began cataloguing everything—no easy task since Maier, about whom he knew absolutely nothing, had apparently been a packrat.

Vivian-Maier-girlMaier seemed able to pull exquisitely relaxed, soulful poses...when she bothered to ask.

When her obituary pinged his Google search in 2009, Maloof learned a bit more about Maier—she'd been a nanny, a private figure, French.

But what else? And had she seen herself as an artist?

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