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Articles Posted in the ART Category

  • PENNY ARCADE: JOE’S PUB – ‘LONGING LASTS LONGER’ Oct 15 & 24 2019

    After 4 years of touring their award winning show LONGING LASTS LONGER to 40 cities worldwide, Penny Arcade and longtime collaborator Steve Zehentner bring it all back home as they return this master work to the stage at Joe’s Pub where it was created.

  • A Look Inside the Secretive World of LISA FRANK: Patron Saint of the Trapper Keeper

    Lisa Frank’s signature aesthetic–rainbows, unicorns, puppies–defined childhood for kids in the ’90s. But as her empire grew, Lisa Frank withdrew. Until now. See what life is like as Queen of the Rainbows.

  • Yayoi Kusama is Taking Over The NY Botanical Garden With Iconic Polka Dots And Infinity Mirrors

    Yayoi Kusama continues giving us shows. Taking her limitlessness rooms back to the David Zwiner Gallery in the not so distant future, she will additionally be bringing her spotted filled work to the New York Botanical Garden.

  • A Look Inside the Secretive World of LISA FRANK: Patron Saint of the Trapper Keeper

    Lisa Frank’s signature aesthetic–rainbows, unicorns, puppies–defined childhood for kids in the ’90s. But as her empire grew, Lisa Frank withdrew. Until now. See what life is like as Queen of the Rainbows.

  • FIERTH i-ON interview with GAZELLE PAULO by Brian Mills

    Gazelle Paulo is a citizen of the world , But were lucky enough to have him as a New Yorker. One of the kindest people you could hope to meet and a bon vivant who radiates chic and surreal styles at the events he constantly attends. From Gallery openings , Gala events, Night clubs and even appearances at the occasional dive bar Gazelle will always greet you with a smile and a very warm heart. Gazelle is constantly challenging ideals of beauty and installing his vision in his surroundings often becoming living art in any environment.

    Now Gazelle is being featured in a film at NewFest that bears his name and shares his story ‘Gazelle The Love Issue’ is making its New York debut after film festivals around the world have given the film award after award and rightly so.

    This exuberant documentary paints an inspiring and touching portrait of Paulo, an HIV positive Brazilian man, famous in the New York City nightlife world for his clubkid persona “Gazelle”. Making cameo appearances in the film Amanda Lepore, Joey Arias, Flawless Sabrina, and so many more.

    I was lucky enough to grab gazelle for a lengthy q&a to really get to know the man behind the exotic costumes, Get into Gazelle Paulo

  • Scooter LaForge: ‘How To Create A Monsterpiece’

    Scooter LaForge once again brought his weird, wonderful and wild art works to NYC at Saturday’s opening of his latest collection, How To Make A Monsterpiece. The Arturo Vega Howl Space was filled not only with Scooter’s beautiful and bold art pieces but also with Manhattan’s most chic, fun and wacky citizens as well. From friends, art contemporaries, scenesters, nightlife royalty and a sprinkling of legends, this was the place to be in celebration of a master artist than continually inspires and strikes our fancy. Scooter’s art is both strikingly individual, yet also seems to be pulled from our collective imaginations and subconscious alike. Scooter takes childhood icons(mainly cartoons) and turns them on their ear. Everyday things that most consider garbage are some of the things that Scooter draws from and where he finds the most beauty. Bizzaro puppetry mixed with surreal landscapes and green men with exaggerated phallus are a few of the standouts, reflecting the collection’s title. From the shirts and clothing he designs and sells at downtown legend Pat Field’s shop in the Bowery. fashion runways of Montreal & Paris, to numerous art galleries, the common reaction is unadulterated happiness, whimsy and perhaps so,me other emotions that we might find hard to express, but in which Scooter’s art helps us better identify. There was a shared, palpable energy among the friends and strangers I spoke with at the opening, all overwhelmingly giddy both with the beauty of his art as well as his success. I am happy to be counted both as a “monster” that exists in Scooter’s world as well as someone I call a friend. How To Make A Monsterpiece runs through October 10th @Howl! Happening 6 East 1st Street, NYC 10003 917 475 1294 www.howlarts.org

  • ‘Carnival of Mirrors’ One mans incredible documentary of Burning Man 2015

    Australian filmmaker Vincent Rommelaere for Quantas AWOL has created “Carnival of Mirrors“, a beautiful overview of the incredible art that was found on and around the playa at Burning Man 2015.

  • Nowness: 6 Minute Excerpt of Björk: Biophilia Live

    Biophilia Live brings to a close an intense few years of activity from one of the most inventive artists working in the world of music.

  • 22 Years Later – Madonna’s Sex Book Gets The Drag Makeover it Deserves

    Greg Scarnici presents “Sex In Drag” – a parody of Madonna’s notorious release – shot entirely on Fire Island. Featuring Chris Harder, Dallas Dubois, Logan Hardcore, Bob The Drag Queen, Quamin Ellis, Z100’s “Uncle Johnny” and Greg himself, as Mandonna.

  • NSFW: Carmen Carrera’s Nude Poster For Life Ball 2014 by David LaChapelle

    David LaChapelle captures trans model Carmen Carrera as both ‘Adam’ and ‘Eve’ on the Life Ball 2014 poster.

  • VIDEO: Matthew Barney’s New 5 Hour Insane Opera/Film Performance showing to London.

    Erstwhile J.Crew model and father to Bjork’s children Matthew Barney is renowned as one of the strangest, most ambitious and certainly least thrifty artists in the world. His gorgeous, nauseating, head-scratchingly avant garde ‘Cremaster Cycle’ is a series of five feature length films that allegedly cost four million dollars to make.

  • WATCH: The GENDEROSITY Project: A Transformative Performance Art Project by Donald C. Shorter

    A Multi-media transformative performance art project by Donald C. Shorter.

  • Happy Birthday Leigh Bowery

    Leigh Bowery (26 March 1961 – 31 December 1994) was an Australian performance artist, club promoter, actor, pop star, model and fashion designer, based in London. Bowery is considered one of the more influential figures in the 1980s and 1990s London and New York art and fashion circles influencing a generation of artists and designers. His influence reached through the fashion, club and art worlds to impact, amongst others, Meadham Kirchhoff, Alexander McQueen, Lucian Freud, Vivienne Westwood, Boy George, Antony and the Johnsons, John Galliano, the Scissor Sisters, David LaChapelle, Lady Bunny plus numerous Nu-Rave bands and nightclubs in London and New York which arguably perpetuated his avant garde ideas.

  • Installation view of Nick Cave at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    Though Nick Cave’s Sound Suits appear whimsical with their mishmash of colorful, festive-looking materials, the unconventional, wearable sculptures have a less joyful origin story.

  • Beefcake: Adonis Photography by Antonio Pulgarin

    Beefcake a.k.a. Adonis: Black & Adonis: White are two sides of the photo series by Antonio Pulgarin inspired by vintage beefcake imagery of the 1950’s and 60’s. Antonio’s concept for the shoot develops in two directions one with the use of bright lighting , and cast shadow; Where the Black series uses shadow as it prominent element gently painting and exposing with precisely placed light on the forms on these beautiful men’s bodies.

  • WATCH: RuPaul’s SUPERMODEL (2013 Edit) by Marco Ovando feat. The Drag Race All-Stars

    Marco Ovando injects high glamour into his remake of RuPaul’s hit song” Supermodel” The video shot in contrasted black in white features most of the famous faces like Raja, Sharon Needles, Detox, Manila Luzon, Milan, Alaska, Carmen Carrera, with cameos by Amanda Lepore, Heidi Glum, Jordan Fox & Epiphany. Get into it.

  • The Films of Absurdist Video Art Genius: Shaye Saint John

    SHAYE SAINT JOHN (USA) is a performer and video artist. Considered the GodMother of Absurdist Video Art, the character of Shaye exploded onto YouTube with a reality based horror show that defined the absurdity of the times. An ex-model, in a car crash and now outfitted with prosthetics, Shaye takes to the camera creating insane diets, working various angles to get back into the scene, and repeating unforgettable aphorisms mimicking the social media language that subsequently emerged.

  • TOM OF FINLAND, The first American museum exhibition at MOCA

    Artist Richard Hawkins tours Bob Mizer & Tom of Finland, the first American museum exhibition devoted to the art of Mizer (1922-1992) and Touko Laaksonen, a.k.a. “Tom of Finland” (1920-1991), at MOCA Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. Hawkins, who guest co-curated the exhibition with MOCA Curator Bennett Simpson, examines selections from the first-ever presentation of catalogue boards of Mizer’s Athletic Model Guild studios,

  • PHOTOS: Warrior Stance by Steven Klein for W magazine March 2014

    Warrior Stance – ‘Out-of-this-world fashion claws its way into the limelight.’ Horde of beauties; Maria Borges, Joan Smalls, Daria Strokous, Catherine Mcneil, Meghan Collison, Ajak Deng, Lily Donaldson , Fei Fei Sun, Jamie Bochert And Christina Kruse poses for Steven Klein, showcasing a diverse types of warriors in attire by likes of Vionnet, Proenza Schouler, Tom Ford, & Vera Wang, styled together by Edward Enninful for the March issue of W Magazine. Hair by Orlando Pita, Makeup by Kabuki.

  • Tangible Spirits: The Photography of Phyllis Galembo

    In the realm of the spirit world, the mask is more than mere facade. It is utterly transformative. The man in the mask—and it is nearly always a man—may speak in a different voice, move differently, behave differently, because he is a different being. The mask is put on. The line between reality and illusion, god and man, life and death blurs. The masked man is not playing a role. He becomes the role.

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