608 posts categorized "ART"
Venfield 8 is back with another publication, this time an ongoing zine called Object Weapon. The premier issue is entitled Duo, and is focused on real-life partners Jon Galt and Vic Rocco. It is a stunning, stirring, sexy, sensual depiction of two men in love and in lust, an homage to the late Herb Ritts's famed book of the same name.
Venfield 8 met the men and started shooting them...it was that simple. Approaching them on an exclusive nude beach in Hawaii, he said (Dita Parlo-style):
“My name is Venfield 8 and I'd like to take your picture.”
The men obliged with languid poses that feel modern and that range from Rittsy glamour to glistening Bianchi decadence to Meisel Sex-iness. Plus there's a double cum-shot because...because.
This zine is beautifully made (8"X8", perfect-bound, embossed cover, designed by Jessie Horowitz) and is limited to 125 pieces. Object Weapon will only come out once or twice a year.
This amfAR auction has some amazing stuff, not least of which is this Christopher Makos triptych of Andy Warhol.
Check out Patrick McGuinn's colorful Who's Your Dad? film.
Anderson Cooper's stalker thinks he's being stalked.
Would you let Snooki gay-marry you?
Sophia Loren is the lady in (and on) red.
Same-sex married couple at SOTU address.
Maybe I was wrong; Billy Crystal's comments really were pretty 'phobic.
Boy Next Door's Ryan Guzman shows butt 'n' bulge. (Work Unfriendly)
Click here for a collection of some of the work of slain Charlie Hebdo illustrator Cabu, who at age 75 was executed by Islamic terrorists. As the post indicated, the work of Cabu and of the publication in general was and is very liberal, anti-racist, anti-Islamophobic, anti-fascist.
Fascinating read on a perverted artist of the past—always wondered what ever became of people like this, who made their livings creating things that at the time were against the law.
In order, the images are entitled: “Femme”, “Leaving the Darkness”, “Artist”, “Becoming a Virgin”, “Modern Medusa”, “Painting Love”, “Rebirth”, “She Wolf”, “Sacrifice of Media” & “Redemption”.
I wanted to call attention to the work of Seyed Mohsen Pourmohseni Shakib, an artist in Iran whose imagery is in defiance of his country's take on art and self-expression. They remind me of '70s experimental photography, in particular (though stripped down) of Steven Arnold. Thematically, there's definitely a Kahlo try in there. My favorites are “Painting Love” and “Modern Medusa”.
The artist says:
“This photo collection is not only a bunch of pictures which try to escape from reality. Each picture is a part of reality that we try to ignore and bury them in the deepest place that we can find at our unconscious. First, I've faced with each frame when I was traveling in my unconscious and focused on them to found what they wanted to say. Next, I've tried to make a visual connection between mind and eyes via photography.”
More about the artist:
Seyed Mohsen Pourmohseni Shakib was born in 1988 in Rasht, Iran. At age 17, he started his art work as screenwriter and editor. At the same time, he went to university to study civil engineering. He became a member of “Rasht Young Cinema Society” and made his first and second animated shorts—White Paper (2010) and Game Over (2013—which have been shown at 35 national and international film festivals.