I'm a fan of Wayne Hollowell's fan-powered, often ghastly, always evocative celeb portraits, and he's outdone himself with his macabre “Death Becomes You” series. Above is Jayne Mansfield's final spin. Click here for Sharon Tate, Princess Diana, Marilyn Monroe, Edith Piaf, Judy Garland, Natalie Wood, Bobbi Kristina Brown and Anna Nicole Smith.
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Check out Ecstatic Portraits: Scenes and Shorts, a Michael Van Devere retrospective.
From a release:
I love what this young man did—he created portraits of his more than 400 fellow graduating classmates and surprised them by hanging them in the school for graduation:
I remember being similarly preoccupied by this sort of pursuit when I was a kid. In elementary school, pre-yearbooks, I would often get my classmates to sign their names in rows on lined paper so I had an extra record of them. It ended when some brats in third grade wrote disparaging remarks alongside their autographs.
When I was graduating high school, I went around and had as many of my classmates as I could do self-portraits, which I still have. I posted them in 2009, with some enhancements.
Okay, my results were more on the whimsical (and occasionally disturbing) side, but they were illuminating nonetheless!
Scott Brooks is in a new three-person show—Curios—opening in Australia. His portion consists of somewhat fantasist images of somewhat fantastic bears from DC, Baltimore and the surrounding environs.
From the artist:
Curio is defined as a rare, unusual, or intriguing object, and I think all these handsome gentleman, and the ladies I painted for the show, fall under this definition.
More info on the show here!
Robert De Niro, Mariah Carey, Caitlyn Jenner, Diane Sawyer and Tangerine among big winners at latest GLAAD Awards in NYC.
Madonna's Rebel Heart Tour is coming to DVD ... and CD ... and Blu-ray ... and wait, what other formats can she sell? News here!
Singer Julius La Rosa, who was infamously fired live on the air by Arthur Godfrey, dies at 86.
When Brezhnev & Honecker kissed in a painting, it felt subversive. Now that Trump & Putin are sucking face, it feels like, “Gay is the worst insult the artist could come up with?”
I can't blame Stevie Nicks for staying far away from Night of a Thousand Stevies ... but it sure is fun to read about it.
The feds have now told Gov. McCrory of NC that his state's anti-LGBT law is in conflict with the Civil Rights Act.
Right here is where you can see the rest of this:
If you're looking for something cheap and hot, try Erotic Desire: Gay Erotic Art Fair 6 in NYC. (Yes, NYC. Send me listings for non-NYC stuff!)
(Image via Erotic Desire: Gay Erotic Art Fair 6)
Mattachine Society sues for release of documents pertaining to President Eisenhower's order allowing firing of gays from federal agencies.
YOU GO ... YOU!: “Genderqueer,” “cisgender” and “Mx.” (I'd never heard of the last one) have been added to Merriam-Webster.
Jerry Sandusky's adopted son, Matt Sandusky, speaks out on sex abuse at public forum, gets heckled.
Susan Sarandon “broke up with” Hillary Clinton over Iraq War, fracking; is more afraid of her war record than Trump's wall; won't necessarily vote for Trump.
Unflinchingly personal documentary on the life and work of David Hockney hits theaters in limited release.