Photos of Paige Powell’s photos by G.
Basquiat by Paige Powell
If you are a fan of Basquiat’s work, you can now see another side of him – literally. Photographer and his former lover Paige Powell has opened up her archives and is presenting a series of photos she took of Jean-Michel Basquiat during their two year relationship in the early 1980s. The photos are on display at Suzanne Geiss Company and as you will see after the jump, Basquiat was not just well endowed with creative prowess, if you catch my drift. If you have a closed mind, do not click “read more of this article.” If you want to see Basquiat’s schlong, click away!
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Lady Gaga Art Pop
New York Little Monsters! You have mere hours to see a pop-up exhibit of all things ArtPop. Lady Gaga’s new album “ArtPop” dropped this week and to celebrate, she opened a 3 day only exhibit of Gaga ephemera in both New York and Los Angeles.
“Do What U Want” art work
Hanging from the walls are gigantic canvases of the artwork that will feature on upcoming singles.
Lady Gaga and Jeff Koons
Photos of her working with the CD cover artist Jeff Koons also feature throughout the exhibit.
Lady Gaga – Costumes
Many of her costumes are also on display.
“Dope” cover art
The horrifying cover art of “Dope” where Gaga has a creepy looking grill in her mouth can also be seen.
I need you more than dope
Lyrics from “PopArt” are all over the walls of the pop-up space.
Gaga’s “Binary Chair” that was featured in photo shoots is also on exhibit.
Lots of nudity features in the artwork for the singles on this album. Above is Stephen Klein’s photo for “Gypsy.”
If you are fascinated by Jeff Koons’ “Gazing Ball,” you can see photos from his 2013 exhibit of the same name here (link will open in a new window).
The Meat Dress!
The infamous meat dress is on display (though it looks a little bit like beef jerky now).
One Second I’m A Koons Then Suddenly The Koons Is Me
This is possibly the best lyric Gaga has ever had, according2g.
Last, but certainly not least – there is merch for sale! Go ga ga for Gaga at The Lady Gaga ARTPOP Pop Up Store. The exhibit runs from Monday November 11 – Wednesday November 13, from Noon to 9:00 PM Daily! Find it at 417 West 14th Street just West of Ninth Avenue (Near the Apple Store). The Los Angeles exhibit is located at 1538 North Cahuenga Blvd. You can see more NY photos at Worley Gig. Rah rah, oh ma ma!
Photo and autograph courtesy of the G Archives.
I don’t think I can wish Arnold Schwarzenegger a “happy” birthday, but it’s a fact that he was born today and I have his autograph, so I am posting it. Plus who wouldn’t want to use a photo of Arnie’s Schwarzenegger? Here’s why I can’t wish him a “happy” birthday (and with all the money and power he has, I am quite certain he’ll get over it): When the man who cannot pronounce the name of the state he was governing was in charge, the issue of gay marriage was on the table. He helped to reject it! This from a man who has had so many gay people help him get his movie career started?! WOW! What a two-faced son of a bitch! Obviously this cannot be a surprise as he became a politician, who as we all know are liars and cheaters, but still – what a disappointment. It’s no surprise that it came out that he fathered a love child. People of course were all up in a tizzy about this, but Arnie will be fine because people will always support him. It would send a bigger message if effective immediately NOBODY watches his movies AT ALL, but until that day comes, people will complain about him while they are still putting money in his pocket. And I am not just going on a rant about douches like Schwarzenegger – people have the power to boycott anything they don’t like (such as wasting money on taxes and working measly corporate jobs while the fat cats in power aka the 1% rule over the 99% of the “slaves”). If you don’t like it, you need to speak up and TAKE ACTION!
Let’s celebrate that today and every day.
I will wish singer Kate Bush a happy birthday today because she works it, so happy birthday Kate! Sorry you had to be born on the same day as a total MF.
Turnon: Tattoos. Out Now!
Ignite Licensing sure knows how to throw a party! To celebrate the book “Turnon: Tattoos,” the Munch Gallery in New York had a one night only gala reception, book signing and art exhibit featuring the work of Michael Alago, Isauro Cairo, Walt Cessna, Aaron Corbett, Joan Crisol, Scooter LaForge, Ves Pitts and Wilsonmodels. Does it get any better than being in the same room as Chad Ferro and Scooter LaForge at the same time? Doubtful. Enjoy some photos from this amazing night after the jump. There might be some gay male nudity in one of the pictures, but it’s legal now so you don’t have to worry about breaking any laws. But if you still have a closed mind, don’t say I didn’t warn you. Also you can see some hotties you are now legally allowed to marry in the state of New York – subject to availability, of course.
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The Folsom Street East Festival, 2011
Yesterday, June 18, 2011, I went to Coney Island’s Mermaid Day Parade. The theme is sea creatures and celebrates the beginning of Summer so people of all shapes and sizes dress however they want. I go every year as it’s a one day festival where people are so free. You see quite an eye full at the Mermaid Day Parade. But by comparison to the Folsom Street East festival which was held a mere 24 hours later, the Mermaid Day Parade looked like Disneyland and my boundaries about what it means to be free have been pushed out a lot further. It was really incredible. Primarily a celebration of the gay leather/fetish/kink community, the festival brought out the good, the bad, the thin, the fat and the drop dead gorgeous. Some people were dressed up in costumes, some were not, but one thing was abundantly clear – nobody was passing judgment on another’s sexual desires! The event was really such an inspiration. I hope more people can get their acts together to stop spreading hate and start spreading the love. You can get involved at Open Love New York’s official website. The photos that follow are a random sample of some of the things I saw today. Again, it pushed my threshold of what I thought was being free to new levels and if these pictures offend you in any way, don’t you think it’s time you asked yourself why, when there are so many problems in the world, this kind of thing bothers you? Some of the pix you’re about to see have partial nudity, so if you have a closed mind that you can’t pry open even for a few moments, don’t read on. Also, stay tuned for a special “Folsom Street East” Hotties post coming soon! Special thanks to all those that posed for me!
Folsom Street Fair (with Homo Riot Sticker in the background)
Code of Conduct. Click to enlarge!
I really enjoyed rule #4: “Even with consent, no demo or “scene” involving blood or other fluids will be permitted.”
Open up and see more (NSFCMP – Not Safe For Closed Minded People) pix after the jump.
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