Wet Your Lips and Make Love to the Camera: Filthy Dreams’ 59th Venice Biennale Arte Fashion Report
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Wet Your Lips and Make Love to the Camera: Filthy Dreams’ 59th Venice Biennale Arte Fashion Report

On location of the 59th Venice Biennale Arte Preview for Filthy Dreams! In the next weeks, I’ll post an in-depth review of the main exhibition, The Milk of Dreams, curated by Cecilia Alemani with anecdotes about accompanying national pavilions. First impression: EXTRAORDINARY! GROUNDBREAKING! But first, a FASHION REPORT: It’s impossible to see/experience this year’s Biennale … Continue reading

All My Love Forever: Warhol’s Love Stories That Art History Never Knew It Needed in “The Andy Warhol Diaries”
Art / Film

All My Love Forever: Warhol’s Love Stories That Art History Never Knew It Needed in “The Andy Warhol Diaries”

What if the artist who spent most of his career seeking to “be a machine” never really nailed it? That’s the central question of the aggravatingly flawed but incredibly moving Netflix docuseries The Andy Warhol Diaries, directed by Andrew Rossi. This expansive six-part series uses Warhol’s posthumously published diaries—or really his compulsive daily telephone ramblings … Continue reading

“If You’re Watching This Video, You’re A Loser”: Nikocado Avocado Is The American Dream This Fourth of July
America Is Doomed / Art / Trash

“If You’re Watching This Video, You’re A Loser”: Nikocado Avocado Is The American Dream This Fourth of July

*waves American flag wildly* Well, hello there, dearest Filthy Dreams patriots! What’s that? Why am I feeling just so proud of our fair nation on this 4th of July? Maybe it’s because I finally believe in the American dream again! Sure, we all know that the post-World War II dream of a suburban house, a … Continue reading

Non-Fungible-Outsidery-Objects That I Would Accept as a Gift (If You’re Feeling Generous)
Art

Non-Fungible-Outsidery-Objects That I Would Accept as a Gift (If You’re Feeling Generous)

As one of those annoying and agendaless hangers-on at the Outsider Art Fair these last few years, I couldn’t resist the additional prospect of artist/socialite Takashi Murakami making time between his mass-market endeavors to oversee a large-scale group exhibition of around two hundred sculptural works by approximately 60 visionary and vernacular folk artists from around … Continue reading

Manspreading And Oppression Olympics: What Is Up With The Wall Labels In The Met’s “Alice Neel: People Come First”?
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Manspreading And Oppression Olympics: What Is Up With The Wall Labels In The Met’s “Alice Neel: People Come First”?

Have you ever seen a painting of a male nude described as “an egregious demonstration of manspreading”? Me neither. Sure, if a dude is sitting on a train or a bus (preferably not nude, but it’s been known to happen), legs akimbo and junk exposed, ignoring the presence of anyone nearby as he takes up … Continue reading

John Waters Teaches Us How To Properly Worship Our Idols With “Prayer To Pasolini”
Art / Blasphemy / Film / Role Models / Trash

John Waters Teaches Us How To Properly Worship Our Idols With “Prayer To Pasolini”

I wasn’t prepared to hear John Waters speak in tongues. I’m not sure why. What is there left to do after over fifty years of spreading the sordid slime of good bad taste around the globe than falling to your knees where your role model’s testicles were crushed before he was mowed over repeatedly with … Continue reading