My friend Gordon reminded me of the David "Old Reliable" Hurles opening happening at Marianne Boesky tonight, but I was in a T-shirt and shorts so worried I'd be underdressed. Then I realized that since the 1970s drifter models of this famous porn shooter are all undressed (and completely aroused), I figured I'd be fine.
With provocative artist Slava Mogutin
The show has a tight edit of some of Hurles's best work, for sale in limited editions of 5 @ $1,500. Seeing his street-trash angels in black-and-white and in a gallery setting is definitely an interesting experience; his work oozes eroticism because the photographer was not, shall we say, just some passive observer—these men turned him on.
With Dian—where she goes, big dicks follow!
It was a fun night. I got to see my friend Dian Hanson, co-curator of the show with John Waters, as well as Waters. I had a clever remark to make before asking for a photo, but he cut me off to say, "Okay, let's do it quickly before it starts," meaning everyone would want one...but everyone had already gotten one. So that was a bummer.
More excitingly, I got to meet Slava Mogutin, some of whose work I actually own, and to see Charles Hovland, who was an old reliable photographer for me himself.
My sidekick Charles
Check out the Hurles show if you get a chance.