608 posts categorized "ART"

Feb 10 2015
Trailer Trash Comments (0)

Venfield8

Check out the hot trailer for Venfield 8's limited-edition publication below. It's a work of art in its own right...

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Puttin' On The Ritts: Venfield 8's HOT New Limited-Edition OBJECT WEAPON Comments (0)

Object-weaponOut today!

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.

Get yours here, while supplies last.

 
Feb 09 2015
Bid By Bid Comments (0)

Andy-Warhol

This amfAR auction has some amazing stuff, not least of which is this Christopher Makos triptych of Andy Warhol.

 
Jan 26 2015
Madonna's Drinking Game Comments (0)

MadonnaI love the Keith Harings on the wall!

Fun preview of Madonna's first Australian interview in ages. She lays down the law...

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Jan 21 2015
Need To Know: Dad About You + The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game + Do Youse Do? + For Ryan Out Loud + MORE! Comments (0)

Whos-Your-DadThe art of fatherhood

*widget boy cultureCheck out Patrick McGuinn's colorful Who's Your Dad? film.

*widget boy cultureAnderson Cooper's stalker thinks he's being stalked.

*widget boy cultureWould you let Snooki gay-marry you?

*widget boy cultureSophia Loren is the lady in (and on) red.

*widget boy cultureSame-sex married couple at SOTU address.

*widget boy cultureMaybe I was wrong; Billy Crystal's comments really were pretty 'phobic.

*widget boy cultureBoy Next Door's Ryan Guzman shows butt 'n' bulge. (Work Unfriendly)

Ryan-GuzmanYou go, Boy Next Door.

 
Jan 18 2015
He Was CHARLIE HEBDO Comments (0)

Charlie-Hebdo

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.

 
Jan 09 2015
Do Get It Twisted: The Art Of Eugene Bilbrew Comments (0)

Bilbrew-satan2

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.

 
Dec 21 2014
Making A Connection: A Gallery From Artist Seyed Shakib Comments (0)
  Femme Leaving the Darkness Artist Becoming a VIrgin Modern Medusa Painting Love Rebirth She Wolf Sacrifice of Media Redemption

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”.

Yours?

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.