488 posts categorized "ART"

Mar 31 2014
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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Mar 30 2014
He'll Take You There Comments (0)

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Alejandro Mogollo's contribution to this month's Like a Prayer 25th anniversary (the album was released on March 21, 1989) is this stunning illustration of Madonna, presumably backlit by burning crosses. Perfection!

 
Mar 29 2014
No Bone Unturned: A Trip To The Leslie-Lohman's Current Exhibit Of Gay Erotic Art Comments (0)

Robert-RichardsThe incomparable Robert Richards, curator of Stroke

Stroke-gay-artTwo of my buddies (a friend recently replied to a text in which I used that word with a simple, sarcastic "buddy") and I met up at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in SoHo on Friday night to check out the opening reception for Robert W. Richards's highly anticipated new show, dedicated to the gay erotic art produced to adorn porn mags from the '50s until now. Stroke: From Under the Mattress to the Museum Walls is on view from now through May 25, 2014, and it's a must-see if you're intrigued by erotic art or even if you just fondly remember a time when, minus a man, your best bet at carnal gratification would have been with a non-judgmental glossy magazine.

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Need To Know: Underground Art, Bun In An Oven In A Genie In A Bottle, Extra-Wide Receiver + MORE! Comments (0)

Keith-Haring-1982-artArt attack.

*widget boy cultureKeith Haring was here, circa 1982.

*widget boy cultureGaga's sold-out Roseland shows are 12 songs, 1 hour long.

*widget boy cultureNovak Djokovic peen-pic scandal???

*widget boy cultureChristina Aguilera knocked up.

*widget boy cultureSwedish wide receiver comes out.

*widget boy cultureFall gal in Christie's pricy "exoneration" report fights back; ally resigns.

*widget boy cultureHOLEY MACKEREL: Ed Fury's fishnet "swimsuit."

*widget boy cultureAnother reason Trump is dumb: He thinks shots cause autism.

*widget boy cultureFirst gay wedding in London is a May-December romance.

*widget boy cultureJeff Timmons of 98 Degrees is still hot, still horny.

*widget boy cultureCharles Leslie has more gay-erotic art than you. By a lot.

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Mar 21 2014
Let's Hear It For JOY: A Review Of BIG JOY Comments (0)

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

Screening in NYC March 21—23 at Anthology Film Archives, Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton should be required viewing for young LGBT people. Not because he is the most important gay figure in our pantheon (though he's certainly a pioneer in film and poetry), but because he is the type of original character we don't seem to be able to produce anymore.

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Mar 19 2014
Need To Know: Japan's Panty Raid, Tobacco Hits The Road, How Jew Doin'?, Weir Divorcing + MORE! Comments (0)

Poko-murata-dancingJapanese illustrator's work is too hot for public consumption.

*widget boy cultureIndian Ocean debris may be related to missing Flight MH370.

*widget boy cultureCharming HIV-prevention billboard in Japan condemned for showing underwear. Menthol-cigarettes

*widget boy cultureCurbing smoking among black youth in Chicago.

*widget boy cultureSEX ON A SHTICK: I've seen the (Israe)lite!

*widget boy cultureRepub sez God punishes gays w/weather, wins nom.

*widget boy cultureCRIMEA RIVER: Johnny Weir and husband are divorcing.

*widget boy cultureCavallari is, like, scared of autism-causing vaccines.

*widget boy cultureLORDE WILL MIND: Westboro Baptist Church's "Royals" cover an unholy mess.

*widget boy cultureCatholic lunatic to march with "STRAIGHT IS GREAT" banner in Pride Parade?

*widget boy cultureFOX News "talent" Bill Hemmer thinks Noah's Ark has been found.

Bill-HemmerLook! Two jackasses for the Ark!

 
Art Attack Comments (0)

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Seen on an NYC wall.

 
Mar 17 2014
Need To Know: A League Of Her THRONE, War Crimea, SHINING Examples, You're Sh*ttin' Me, Lady Gag-Gag, How You Dune? + MORE! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureMadonna changed a girl's life, has awesome purim outfit that would be a cool look.

*widget boy cultureFake Crimean secession vote goes 93% for joining Russia.

*widget boy cultureThe Shining twins...as they appear now!

*widget boy cultureTahj Mowry naked selfie?

*widget boy cultureTop 10 public penises of D.C.

*widget boy cultureChristina Aguilera's f*ck list is more diverse than Lindsay's!

*widget boy cultureShe eats lesser divas for breakfast, but what does Michelle Visage eat for lunch?

*widget boy cultureBoston's mayor is boycotting St. Patty's Anti-Gay Parade. Guinness spanked.

*widget boy cultureHave you visited my DIRTY Tumblr?

*widget boy cultureUgly, Ugly Emptiness strikes again:

Tumblr_m7ouxk4zQY1qzv9mho1_1280Never!

*widget boy cultureGreat moments in passive-aggression.

*widget boy cultureYou've seen the 1st kiss & 1st HJ, now the 1st #2.

*widget boy cultureAwesome Drag Race art prints.

*widget boy cultureBilly Graham's successor loves Putin. Remember this.

*widget boy cultureIs this even "Better Than Dancing"?

*widget boy cultureLady Gaga makes Demi Lovato NOT want to puke.

*widget boy cultureSixty years ago, a peek at lust in the dust:

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Mar 14 2014
How To Win Facebook Friends And Influence People Comments (0)

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I asked my friends—via Facebook status update—for some sites I never link to and should, and Ugly Ugly Emptiness (Work Unfriendly) was the pick of the litter.

 
Mar 13 2014
Your Nightly Briefing Comments (0)

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Via Accidental Bear: Artist Zachary Crane by photographer Gabriel Gastelum. If only Van Gogh had looked this good in his tightie whities, he might've had a much easier go of it.

Zach's got a new show opening this weekend. Unfortunately, his undies will remain closed:

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