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Jun 14 2017
Keith Haring's Dirtiest (In A Good Way!) Mural Comments (0)

Keith Haring is renowned for his humanizing of LGBTQ rights and AIDS visibility, which he accomplished with his of-the-people-style subway murals. His work is D7hftxdivxxvm.cloudfront.net so universally easy to understand and chic, it remains popular on T-shirts all over the mainstream today.

As Artsy.net reports, the sexual libertine did create some racy work ... and one of his most famous, dirtiest murals is tucked away in a john at NYC's LGBTQ Community Center:

Haring titled the piece Once Upon a Time, a nod to the gay community’s halcyon days of free love. Over the course of several days, he covered every un-tiled surface of the bathroom with turgid, squirting penises of all sizes. Some are attached to buff male bodies tangled together in pleasure. Others float like happy clouds or hungry dragons. One impressively large specimen hovers over a line of small figures who are either dancing the conga or enjoying an orgy.

When he painted the mural, Haring was fighting his own battle with AIDS; he’d been diagnosed just a year before, in 1988. During the late 1980s, he and his community not only faced the fear of death, but also disregard and antagonization from the Reagan administration, which simultaneously laid blame on the gay community and refused to put resources towards AIDS research.

Check it out!

 
Apr 17 2017
He's Not Your B*tch, Please Hang His Sh*t! Comments (0)

Daniel_arzola_main_image(Images by Daniel Arzola)

Via Gay Star News: I love the work of Venezuelan artist Daniel Arzola, who left his home country in fear of his life.

His creations are simple, joyous and rainbow-bright. They also contain written messages, Daniel_arzola_2which is a passion of mine in art — I'm a Barbara Kruger whore, and used to include written words in my own work back when I was an artist.

He chalks up some of his success to none other than Madonna, who noticed an image from his I'm Not a Joke series and Instagrammed it. As reported by Gay Star News:

To his shock, in October 2013, Madonna saw one of the images and tweeted about it, saying ‘this art is no joke i love this @Arzola_d.’

That one Tweet changed Arzola’s life. In the course of just a few days, he received media inquiries from all over the world and dozens of requests for interviews.

However, that spotlight bought him to the attention of Venezuelan authorities. He says he began to receive threats. Mindful of his previous experiences, Arzola decided he had to leave.

‘I always say Madonna changed my life. When she shared my work on Twitter, people started asking for interviews with me. One of them was RNW (Radio Netherlands Worldwide) in Amsterdam – and they helped me get out of Venezuela and go to the Netherlands.’

I love his work. His work is love.

Keith-ArzolaAn influence: Keith Haring

 
Dec 01 2016
What If Vito Russo Ran For President? Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2016-12-01 at 4.38.51 PM(Image via Fathers)

Fascinating trailer after the jump for Fathers, a proposed short that imagines a world without HIV in which gay men were not decimated in the '80s, and in which we have not only a gay president but gay elders like Keith Haring, 59; Rock Hudson, 91; and Freddie Mercury, 70.

From a press release:

Leo Herrera, Mexican gay artist/advocate announced his latest work “Fathers,” a short film and exhibit slated for release in 2017 by kicking off fundraising efforts with the launch of the trailer for the film.

The 2-minute trailer brings awareness to World AIDS Day, gives the history of AIDS, pays tribute to many famous artists/activists and gives the world a taste of a film that Herrera hopes to fund through community support via tax deductible donations, with a portion of the proceeds supporting the GLBT Historical Society.

“What if Vito Russo ran for President? What if Mapplethorpe got into a Twitter feud with a Kardashian? What would David Wojnarowicz do about the gay executions in the Middle East? With Fathers, these are the questions I will explore with integrity, humor and history,” explained Herrera. “The tools we now have to combat HIV will give us the privilege of keeping our queer artists, but the injustices of AIDS should always live in our collective memory and more importantly in our imagination. It's the only way that we can find creative cures to the damage it caused to our culture and harness the power it gave our community to join against political forces that threatened our lives, now more than ever.”

The final project will be a “faux” documentary that Herrera describes as “HBO’s Looking meets Man in High Castle meets Beyonce’s Lemonade.” It will be produced along a team of collaborators, historians from the GLBT Historical Society, survivors, friends, lovers and family of the men featured. It will be filmed in San Francisco, New Orleans and New York. To research the political storylines for Fathers, Herrera worked on a New York art collective with Act-Up legend Avram Finkelstein (of Silence=Death campaign), and then as a campaign manager to successfully elect an LGBT activist to public office in San Francisco.

Keep reading for the trailer, and donate here ...

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Aug 02 2015
Need To Know: Razing Hill + Biden—His Time? + Your Lion Eyes + Casket Case + Dick Move + Bearded Laddie + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureFirst Obama, now Biden wants to cock-block President Hillary. Images

*widget boy cultureGross NY Times piece invokes Biden's dead son vs. Hillary.

*widget boy cultureNY Times seemingly has a pattern of false Hillary-bashing stories.

*widget boy cultureHillary jabs Jeb on race.

*widget boy cultureCecil the Lion's bro, Jericho, is ALIVE.

*widget boy cultureChris Hemsworth was too big for his giant cock.

*widget boy cultureMelt-down at Bobbi Kristina's funeral.

*widget boy cultureCaitlyn allegedly hired her trans friends.

*widget boy cultureJi Sung Hyun strips. Images

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*widget boy cultureQuinn Jaxon's beard.

*widget boy cultureHunky sheriff in white jeans.

*widget boy culture“If art is a religion, then Keith Haring is a god.”

*widget boy cultureDoes Ohio have a serial killer on the loose?

*widget boy cultureLet's play a game of hide-your-pussy.

*widget boy cultureDavid Pocock looks fantastic in a Speedo

 

 
Feb 18 2015
Vaccine & Heard Comments (0)

Sounds like an incredibly promising advance in the push for an HIV vaccine.

 
Aug 10 2014
Need To Know: Grande Illusion + Church Won't Allow Them To Gay-Bury + Fonda Gosling + Bulge De-Mystified + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureBig Brother cast flips out upon learning Frankie is semi-famous.

*widget boy cultureChurch cancels funeral because the deceased was gay. (No, really!)

*widget boy cultureInspired by God, man follows church-goer into parking lot, calls him a faggot.

*widget boy cultureJane Fonda loves sitting on Ryan Gosling's face.

*widget boy cultureUnsurprisingly, Donald Trump has no idea what he's talkin' about.

*widget boy cultureHaring/Madonna/Basquiat/Warhol, all mixed up together.

*widget boy cultureLucille Ball would've turned 103 this week.

*widget boy cultureAmazing Silvertop house for sale; first time since '74.

*widget boy cultureIdris Elba admits his bulge isn't his.

*widget boy cultureD-bag MN café charges minimum-wage fee.

*widget boy cultureWendy Davis runs tough ad in Texas gubernatorial race:

 
Apr 03 2014
Madonna's Idols Comments (0)

Buzzfeed Contributor (!) Madonna identifies the 11 "freedom fighters" who have most inspired her. For longtime fans, there won't be any surprises, for others, there won't be any odd men out.

 
Mar 29 2014
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.

Charles-LeslieNice piece!

 


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