632 posts categorized "ART"

Jun 24 2015
Cox & Bottoms: Broadway Bares Turns 25 ... And The Other Cheek Comments (0)
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Dozens of photos in the gallery above!

Check out my other Broadway Bares-related posts herePlease let me know of any names I got wrong or am missing. Please feel free to pluck photos for posting on Facebook, but tag me and the people in them. One shot too naughty for this blog appear at my adult tumblr (Work Unfriendly). Enjoy, and please donate to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

A reader contacted me on Grindr on Sunday morning to say:

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10389967_10153296937226001_4660789475532557727_nI skipped Broadway Bares last year after getting reamed for taking photos at a Solo Strips, but returned Sunday for Broadway Bares 25: Top Bottoms of Burlesque, the silver-anniversary installment of Jerry Mitchell's unfortunately-still-necessary AIDS charity show that rounds up as many hot and talented chorus boys and girls from Broadway and Broadway-adjacent (and a few who just have roommates on Broadway) to put on a one-night only, two-times only, razzle-dazzle-'em-at-any-cost show.

I decided to go back because I missed the good time and knew the dancers always seem to like having photos to share, people affiliated with the show “like” them on Instagram, etc. Where we stood, everyone around us had their phones out. I think the rule about photos is a misguided fear that it will bite into the show's revenues. In reality, since it's a show that happens once a year, seeing photos from it just encourages people to come the following year, and/or to seek out the merch. I have had a lot of readers say they now travel in for the show thanks to the photos I've posted. So hopefully it helps.

You would think this year's title would mean it was going to be 100% up my alley (I am the original ASSMAN), but I found it to have no more or less tail than past editions, save for its hilariously sexy opening—the curtain lifted to just above waist-level to reveal a bevy of dimpled booties peeking out at the crowd. It was not unlike waving a turkey at a bunch of starving bums on Thanksgiving and saucily asking, “White meat or dark?”

DSC00678I swear Nick Adams's ass and this tableau could be a Mel Odom illustration.

Directed by Jerry Mitchell and Nick Kenkel, who choreographed it with Laya Barak, Jim Cooney, Armando Farfan Jr., Peter Gregus, Ryan Lyons, Brice Mousset, Rachelle Rak, Michael Lee Scott, Kellen Stancil and Sidney Erik Wright, the show loosely followed the travails of a wannabe played by Nick Adams, he of the Mario Lopez-threatening biceps.

DSC00232Orange is the new black corset!

Adams starts out too shy to be a stripper, but luckily falls in with the wrong crowd and everything works (and comes) out in the end.

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Along the way, the show included 11 tight numbers (it felt super fast this go-round, and I hated the Hammerstein venue as compared to the more spacious and now vanished Roseland), often takes on classic show tunes, always ending with a little more nudity than you might encounter in a locker room.

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DSC00044Baby, if Callan's the bottom, I'm the top.

“Take It from the Top” was a sterling opener starring Harvey Fierstein and Callan Bergmann, a one-time Mr. Broadway, the latter of which as a great opener. Bergmann's were choice cheeks to inaugurate a buns-hun show, and he was one of the performers who really shone this year.

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Jun 18 2015
Randy Warhol Comments (0)

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In honor of LGBTQ Pride Month, Christie's is hosting Andy Warhol @ Christie's: Andy's Randy Summer, an online-only sale from now through June 25.

 
Jun 16 2015
Need To Know: Worldly Atlas + Big White Lies + Nice, Pratt Ass + Photoshop Till Ya Drop + Forget Barack, We Can't Have A President Jeb + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureRare Zeb Atlas interview.

*widget boy cultureKristen Stewart's in a lesbian relationship, has a cool mom.

*widget boy cultureUPDATE: Kristen's mom never said that stuff. UPDATE: Yeah, she did.

*widget boy cultureMexico legalizes gay marriage.

*widget boy cultureRachel Dolezal resigns as NAACP chapter prez.

*widget boy cultureDolezal, when she was white, sued Howard University for reverse discrimination (!).

*widget boy cultureDolezal is also a copycat.

*widget boy cultureThe shoes in Jurassic World are stupid.

*widget boy cultureBut can Chris Pratt run in high heels?

*widget boy cultureJames Bond Spectre set video.

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*widget boy cultureFirst-ever Nathan Sykes solo show.

*widget boy cultureJanet's insane tour poster deconstructed.

*widget boy culturePope Francis is green, but anti-gay.

*widget boy cultureJeb Bush is running for president.

*widget boy cultureGood hed regarding Hillary Clinton.

*widget boy cultureMake-believe Clinton Dynasty better than Real Bush Dynasty.

*widget boy cultureRomney shamelessly flip-flops on Iraq.

*widget boy cultureDuran Duran's new album is Paper Gods (September 2015).

*widget boy cultureTowleroad gets a makeover.

*widget boy cultureHot men in the shower.

 
Jun 10 2015
Flipping For The Bird Comments (0)

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Check out this sizzling, lyrical short, Last Night: Sexy Poet in Harvard Square ...

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Jun 09 2015
I'd Like To Buy The World A Rimjob ... Comments (0)

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If you love Venfield 8's work as much as I do (not possible, but nice try), I've got great news for you: He's offering a very limited edition of one of his coolest, most refreshing images.

Whether you love Coca Cola or eating ass or both, head over to his Work Unfriendly site (under Collect) and see the image that I'm only able to show in part here. It's an edition of only 5 and is 24"X24".

This is the first time Venfield 8 has offered prints outside of a gallery exhibition.

 

 
Jun 07 2015
Need To Know: Having A Ball + Tripell Krown Winer + Run, Left, Hillary, Run! + Scott Eastwood Bangs One Out + Locked & Loaded + Aged Pussy + MORE! Comments (0)
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*widget boy cultureABOVE: No, the balls book isn't real. But it's kinda funny!

*widget boy cultureThat horse can't spell, but sure can run: American Pharoah WINS.

*widget boy cultureWhat Michelangelo Signorile says Hillary needs to do RE LGBT rights.

*widget boy cultureScott Eastwood gets naked, bangs Kim Matula.

Screen Shot 2015-06-06 at 8.46.10 PMMorning (East)wood!

*widget boy cultureDuggars used locked doors to deter Josh's molestation hobby.

*widget boy cultureCheck out this project linking pot legalization to HIV/AIDS.

*widget boy cultureAvicii smacks Daily Star for shit-stirring headline.

*widget boy cultureListen to Walter Delmar's Pride 2015 mix!

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*widget boy cultureOld Dogs & New Tricks season 3 on DVD.

*widget boy cultureWorld's oldest cat dies at 27.

*widget boy cultureOfficial Princess Charlotte/Prince George portrait taken by their mom.

*widget boy cultureBroken news: Courteney Cox was high-maintenace in 1997.

*widget boy cultureThe LGBT history of DC Comics.

*widget boy cultureMatch.com thinks I'd go great with a dude seeking Asian women only:

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Jun 02 2015
Only The Lonely: The Paintings Of Tennessee Williams Comments (0)

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Check out this piece on 19 works of art (not the kind that entail people running around on a stage, emoting about incest and cannibalism to great effect) by the late Tennessee Williams. I really like his style.

 
May 28 2015
Yours, Mine & Ours: Why $90,000 For Someone's Instagram Pic Isn't (Totally) Fucked Up Comments (0)

The Washington Post's take on this buzzworthy story is slightly deceptive in using Instagram as a lure; in reality, the situation has very little to do with social media.

Richard Prince is an artist who for 40 years has been at the forefront of (sometimes barely) repurposing images in his work. Controversially, he uses found images from advertising, for example, and presents them from a different perspective, taking full credit for the new use.

He's in the news because he has a new series of images taken directly from Instagram posts to which he has replied. Prince has blown up the entire screen (capturing a user's image, user name and all the comments--including his own--as part of the new work. They sell for nearly $100,000, which is why the Post's article has latched onto the idea that our Instagram photos don't really belong to us.

It's not about Instagram. If you create an image, you are the owner, unless you post it using a service that claims ownership of anyone availing themselves of the service. Coca-Cola can't use your Instagram photo. If a pesky blogger like me uses it, you'd also be well within your right to send a take-down notice. Publicly posting something does not constitute relinquishing any rights to it; that's not what the concept of public domain means.

Rather, the story is that anything you create can be commandeered by artists, with some limitations. Usually, the use is supposed to be somewhat transformative, but art is impossible to quantify in this way. Prince has created ... assembled? ... some brilliant work that truly removes items from one context and forces viewers to consider them in another; that's art, and that should be okay, even if it should also be understandable for an ad agency designer and the photographer he or she paid a standard fee to both be uncomfortable that their work could legally appear in another person's artistic output without their input and for no fee. (The article is primarily concerned with money, but the practice also means your work can be used to evoke opinions you disdain. There is a control issue there as much as a licensing issue. But people would be less up-in-arms if the new works were not for sale ... that's guaranteed.)

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