Actual Size: Scooter LaForge and G at ‘Keith Haring’

Posted by The G on May 4, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos of G by Scooter LaForge.  Photos of Scooter LaForge by G.  Art by Keith Haring.

Scooter LaForge at Keith Haring

Scooter LaForge at 'Keith Haring' at Gladstone Gallery.

May 4 is artist Keith Haring’s birthday.  New York celebrated with an the opening night reception of an exhibit of previously unseen Keith Haring works on paper at the Gladstone Gallery.  The drawings consisted of works from a series called “Manhattan Penis Drawings for Ken Hicks” (1978).  As you can imagine, there were drawings of penises in varying sizes, states of arousal and penises that Haring drew in front of famous New York landmarks.  As I got to the section entitled “Actual Size” that were drawings  of Keith Haring’s own penis, I ran into fellow artist Scooter LaForge.  We are both big fans of Haring’s work, so we were sharing our reflections of the artist.  As any good reporter would do, I asked Scooter LaForge to answer the question that’s been on everyone’s mind:  “[from the ‘Actual Size’ series] which one are you?”

The answer – after the jump.

Scooter LaForge

Scooter LaForge - Actual Size

Penis by Keith Haring

What’s fair is fair and after Scooter answered the question, he turned the tables on me!

Geoffrey Dicker: Actual Size

Penis by Keith Haring

We know that if Keith Haring were alive, he would have loved that we interacted with his art and entertained the masses by taking the piss out of ourselves.

In other Scooter LaForge news, his next exhibit in New York will be entitled “Queer From Zero to a Hundred” and will consist of painting, drawing and sculpture.  It will run from June 21 – August 9, 2011 at TNC Gallery in New York, located at 155 First Avenue.  The opening night reception will take place on June 21, 2011 from 6 to 9 pm.  Below is a special sneak preview from the exhibit!

Hope/Dope (oil on canvas, 40 x 40, 2011) by Scooter LaForge

Thanks again to Scooter LaForge for an evening I won’t be forgetting any time soon.

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  • Gail said,

    Looks like it was a great time! Penis Wars!! (BTW I got a free purse and jewelry at the party I went to!)