650 posts categorized "ART"

Apr 16 2024
Cesar Abreu Expresses His SELF + Trump Down In Court, Up With Gov. Chris Sununu + Kit Connor Heading To Broadway + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: CHUCK is a legend, one of not so very many beefcake photographers of the past who is still around and able to talk about his work. Buy tickets here — online, too!

BELOW: Keep reading for butts, politics, movies and more ...

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Apr 05 2024
Andrew Scott's Ass Card Never Declines + Earthquake Tower In NYC (and elsewhere) + Madonna Salutes Her Late Bestie + MORE! — 6-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Bette Davis would be 116 today and GOD DAMN IT, she should have been!

BELOW: Keep reading for the East Coast earthquake, Andrew Scott's ass card and more ...

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Apr 04 2024
Rex, Legendary & Influential Fetish Artist, Has Died Comments (0)

Rex-gay-art-boyculture(Images by Rex)

He was known as just Rex, and his unapologetically hedonistic, leather-soaked, SM-vibing black-and-white ink illustrations were some of the most influential gay works since Tom of Finland.

For many years, the reclusive artist had been off the radar. Some assumed he was dead, but close pals knew he had relocated to Amsterdam, where he has apparently died at roughly 80. His passing was reported by his friend Ad Schuring.

His own Facebook page (or one in his honor) summarizes:

(USA 1944 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2024 ).
Rex’ date of birth as well as his last day on earth remain a mystery. Some assumed he died years ago. Others believe he is still among us.

I haven't seen any photos of Rex himself, and he was not wild about signing his work, which is rare and coveted. Often censored, his work adorned many gay-bar posters, a famous Mine Shaft T-shirt worn by Freddie Mercury, on posters seen in Cruising and was sold as prints by  the truckload in the '70s.

He illustrated Rough Trade pulps and was a frequent contributor to Drummer magazine, sometimes working on queer-targeted ads (poppers, anyone?).

Rex, whose business was Rexwerk, worked in NYC and San Francisco prior to fleeing to Europe to escape changing attitudes about erotic art in the U.S. in the face of AIDS and the conservative movement.

Though an important part of gay art — Mapplethorpe, Tom, Harry Bush, Steve Masters and Rex go hand in hand — Rex's work is somewhat less widely known, and has only very rarely been exhibited, though several books of his pieces exist.

Rex-gay-boycultureRex's last-ever portrait from HERE.

Mar 28 2024
Naked Co-Stars + John Eastman Should Be DISBARRED + Why Lieberman Was Evil + RFK Jr. — Batshit Crazy + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

Mr-brainwash-dali-warhol-art-boycultureWarhol X Dali X Brainwash (Image via Matthew Rettenmund)

ABOVE: When you find art you forgot you had!


BELOW: Keep reading for naked co-stars, why Lieberman is rotting in hell and more ...

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Mar 19 2024
Gay Love Story + Moreno Wins Ohio Primary + Shangela Under Fire + Aaron Taylor-Johnson Is Bond? + New Sex-Work Doc + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: A bird's-eye-view video of sweaty Jake Gyllenhaal.

BELOW: Gay love, the new Bond, Stormy Daniels can testify against Trump and more ...

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Mar 16 2024
QUERELLE Reimagined + Anti-Gay Ohio Senate Candidate Tried A Gay Hookup? + Trump Threatens Bloodbath + Gay Politico Pisses Away His Career + MORE! — 6-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Billie Eilish could never.

BELOW: Keep reading for the new Querelle cover, the scandal around Bernie Moreno in Ohio, gay politico pisses away his career ...

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Mar 12 2024
When Actors Go Nude + Remembering Keith Haring + Hur On The Hot Seat + Quinta's Kylie Gift + MORE! — 6-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Jason Beghe, all day long.

BELOW: Naked actors, the obit we hoped never to read, remembering Keith Haring and more ...

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Feb 28 2024
DRIFTER Duty + Boebert's Son Arrested + Nude Dudes + The Art Of The Penis + Suing Andy Cohen (The Sequel) + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

Ass-eater-boyculture-gayPick me! (Image via Facebook)

ABOVE: He's eaten plenty of girls' asses, but won't ask a girl to eat his. But if “somebody” wanted to — he's down. Watch.

BELOW: Hot retro movie, Biden's overperformance, bevy of booties and more ...

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