5 posts categorized "MR. BRAINWASH"

Sep 30 2015
Need To Know: Ideological Has-Ben + Who's The Beacon? + Instastud + Shady Art Deal + Dodgin' Perry + Bieber's Shackles Raised + MORE! Comments (0)

 

*widget boy cultureThis partially explains why Ben Carson is fucking insane. Screen Shot 2015-09-29 at 11.23.48 PM

*widget boy cultureAlyssa Milano cries over Danny Pintauro's HIV admission.

*widget boy cultureMatt Damon's gay damage control.

*widget boy cultureFollow this Instagram stud. Images

*widget boy cultureThis prick interrupted Planned Parenthood head 19 times.

*widget boy cultureMr. Brainwash & Sunglass Hut cook up cool shades.

*widget boy cultureJim Carrey's ex committed suicide the week they broke up.

*widget boy cultureKaty Perry felt up by eager fan. (Brazilian, of course.)

*widget boy cultureMets in their underpants.

*widget boy cultureKim Davis claims private meeting with supportive Pope.

*widget boy cultureFiorina denies saying gay marriage is the law. (It is, she did.)

*widget boy cultureThose biceps, though!

*widget boy cultureRadio personality (with a face for TV) comes out on the air.

*widget boy cultureI love this up-the-shorts POV. (Feel better, David!)

*widget boy cultureDrop Dead Diva dude goes nude. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureDef one of Bieber's best photo shoots

 

 
Oct 15 2014
Need To Know: Pro-Gay Pope? Nope! + Alaska & Idaho Can't Fight This Feeling Anymore + Fame Bubble + Brotherly Lust + Fantasy Football + MORE! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureThe Vatican on those recent, positive comments on gays: “Just kidding!”

*widget boy cultureGovernors of Alaska & Idaho fight gay marriage in vain.

*widget boy cultureZac Efron's latest beard is coming in nicely.

*widget boy cultureRyan Phillippe directs his own ass!

*widget boy cultureIncest is best? Germany so kinky!

*widget boy cultureSupreme Court blocks draconian TX abortion law.

*widget boy cultureMadonna's first-born is 18 years old already.

*widget boy cultureMadonna + Britney = the kiss felt 'round the world.

*widget boy cultureGuys with big feet are big cheats!

*widget boy cultureRobbie Rogers-inspired comedy show gets green light @ ABC.

*widget boy culture2014 Democratic early voting outpacing 2010 levels.

*widget boy cultureKe$ha sues Dr. Luke for emotional & sex abuse.

*widget boy cultureYou'll wanna do this, too, when you get a load of 267-pound Jack Doyle.

 
Nov 27 2013
Art's In Pop Culture In Me: An Interview With Street Artist Pegasus Comments (0)

Prince-Harry-nudePrince Harry: Private servant.

I'm a fan of street art, so yes, I was pissed I didn't find any Banksys to steal (or buy for a song) during his NYC residency. But I have had a Mr. Brainwash run-in/own some of his stuff, once pried a piece of an Invader mosaic from a local bridge, and have found two stunning works by Ty Cummings on the street where they were left for—presumably—me to rescue.

So I was intrigued by the work of Pegasus, which I think merges pop culture icons in ways that are more playful and quirkier than Brainwash's cynical-feeling concoctions. If you're wondering what I mean, look no further than "Strike a Pose," his clever, sweet marriage of Cher, Madonna, Janet Jackson, David Bowie, Elvis Presley...and maybe more:

PegasusThe ultimate celebrity mixer.

Unlike all of the artists I've mentioned, Pegasus is highly reachable...and reacted favorably to my interview request. What follows is my chat with this emerging artist, whose work is destined to decorate my walls one day...

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Nov 06 2011
Boy Culture Turns 6: My Favorite Posts Comments (13)

IMG_7536Prove it!

As of midnight last night, it was exactly six years since my first post. It's been a tough thing to keep up with a dayjob and outside activities, and just when I think I might walk away, a valuable connection or interesting opportunity or a kind word comes my way. Thank you all for reading me.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef014e89143e3e970d-400wiOf whom are you more jealous?

Here are my favorite 100+ posts out of nearly 11,000. Please take some time to read (or re-read!) a couple and tweet or Facebook any you like.

xoxo Matt

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54ff027a28833-800wiThe pocket pool championships were intense this year


BOY CULTURE


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FROM BOY TO MAN: BC B.C. (2007): The entire history of my novell and novel Boy Culture as well as the movie version; might be my ultimate post.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f5599878833-800wiJonathon Trent & Derek Magyar make an Allan Brocka sandwich

BOY ON FILM (2006): An account of the NYC launch party for Boy Culture as it played the TriBeCa Film Fest.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f7f18238834-800wiI was left "Reeling" by the experience

FRIENDS AND "FAMILY" (2006): The movie version of Boy Culture hits Chicago.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f5ebead8833-800wiNo one would've mistaken me for Taylor Lautner

RAPT PUPIL (2006): The final night of Outfest with Boy Culture; I was fat but on the other hand got to meet Bryan Singer.

 

MY ART

 

PreviewScreenSnapz001Construction worker (shot this week) vs. James Dean

GUYDAR (since at least January 17, 2008) & ENDS OF THE WORLD (since at least January 13, 2008): Attractive men of the world—I got your backs. Your fronts, too.

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef0120a58f680c970bUnaltered iPhone image that still blows me away

"Your pictures suck" (2008): An art critic attacks me, but not without sustaining some hits in return.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e551ff08528834-800wiLet's call it a draw

DRAWN TOGETHER (2008): How my desire to draw related to my secret desire. One of my absolute favorite posts.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01156faa215c970cThe shirtless one

LOST ANGELES (2009): My favorite photographic travelogue of L.A.

Img_0986_1Even then, New Yorkers feared 9/11 was the beginning of the end

ART IMITATES LIFE (2006): My 9/11 and my distaste for grief tourism.


ME


6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f435c1a8834-800wiDeath of the party—Jeff in high school, already halfway through his life

BURNING MAN (2007): Tribute to my late high school friend and first romance.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef014e862b4a41970d-400wiSigned, sealed (eventually) delivered

LOST BOY FOUND (2011): There is a book in here somewhere.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01538f1f464a970b-400wiBe Italian

CIAO HOUNDS: OUR TRIP TO ITALY (2011): Finally got José to Europe.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f10b4de8833-800wiDeath becomes here

ILLINOIS DEATH TRIP (2007): Ruminations on death while revisiting a past home, and the past.

Zehnders Life is short...and meaningful

PASSING BY (2008): Mourning the loss of a person I only met once.

Lots more...

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Feb 14 2010
He Went Pop Comments (10)

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IMG_4823 To most, today is Valentine's Day. To me, today is the first day of Mr. Brainwash's first-ever New York show (and only his second show, period). I first became aware of his work after spotting Spock and other iconic characters and stars (same diff) in Andy Warhol Marilyn hair, then investigated him more fully after his interesting cover for Madonna's Celebration album.

His work is not ground-breaking—to say he's influenced by Warhol, Keith Haring, Shepard Fairey and Banksy is an understatement—but his focus on iconic figures as portrayed with a pure-pop art aesthetic is irresistible for me. I've snapped up a bunch of his works and hope to collect many more.

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I dragged my partner, who's putting on a brave smile here.

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The artist emerges to pose for the Post. (And his fans.)  

IMG_4824 The first 300 attendees of his show—Icons, running February 14—March 31 at 415 W. 13th St. here in NYC—were promised free hand-finished screen prints, so I dragged my Valentine and we went with our two pals by cab. We had agreed we'd only be willing to wait two hours in the 32-degree weather, but wound up getting there at noon. As we walked up, we were #109, #110, #111 and #112, which meant we could have afforded to arrive far later. Oh, well, we figured we were safe this way.

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Give us our art.

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I look sooo bad here (talk about cheeks!), but the original was worse. 

The crowd was at LEAST half populated by scalpers who didn't give a shit about his work but had heard you could score a free print worth hundreds just for standing around. The rest of the people were in their 20s, 30s and 40s (mostly) and remarkably unfazed by the long wait. Probably the highlight was when Mr. Brainwash emerged to shake hands with everyone and take pictures with all who asked. He even signed some blank canvasses one bright fan had brought. He couldn't have been nicer, even if the scheme to get us to create a big scene by wrapping a line around the block for his show couldn't have been crueler.

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Mr. B escorts us in. 

Eventually, we heard the first hundred people were getting a bonus, which sucked because we just missed out. But worse, we weren't allowed in on time for no good reason. An hour late, as my toes began to die for good, he valiantly promised to get everyone in and stood at the door counting us off and patting us on the back as we entered.

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Some original works are for sale, but there is no gallery store. 

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