Filthy Dreams GIF Review: The Horror of Jeff Koons’s “Bouquet of Tulips”
Art / GIF Reviews

Filthy Dreams GIF Review: The Horror of Jeff Koons’s “Bouquet of Tulips”

Isn’t there something just so immediately hilarious about bestowing a gift nobody wants only to unveil it as even more hideous than anticipated? Ta da! This week, Jeff Koons perfected this show-and-tell act with the inauguration of his monumental and massively ugly Bouquet of Tulips in Paris as a memorial to the victims of the … Continue reading

Filthy Dreams GIF Review: “Magic Ben Big Boy” at Matthew Marks
Art / GIF Reviews

Filthy Dreams GIF Review: “Magic Ben Big Boy” at Matthew Marks

If I could turn back time…whoa! What’s that? Oh, I’m just fantasizing about time traveling back to 1990s San Francisco, after being inspired by Magic Ben Big Boy, a current exhibition at Matthew Marks Gallery. A product of a specific time and place, the show centers around a recreation of Vincent Fecteau’s cat, eggs and … Continue reading

Filthy Dreams GIF Review: “Pink: The History Of A Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color” At The Museum at FIT
Fashion / GIF Reviews

Filthy Dreams GIF Review: “Pink: The History Of A Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color” At The Museum at FIT

“I glow pink in the night in my room,” opens Mitski’s dreamily atmospheric song “Pink in the Night” off her new album Be The Cowboy. Crooning her obsessive yearning, Mitski uses the color pink as a symbol for a type of solitary blossoming. Of course, this is not the only understanding of the wildly overdetermined … Continue reading

Filthy Dreams GIF Review: Ryan McGinley “Mirror, Mirror”
Art / GIF Reviews

Filthy Dreams GIF Review: Ryan McGinley “Mirror, Mirror”

Selfies are usually accompanied by an automatic groan. Dismissed as superficial and vapid, selfie-taking is often seen as too close to Narcissus staring adoringly at his reflection for comfort. However, for marginalized people, selfies can be a way to create visibility where there is none in dominant, mainstream culture. Ryan McGinley’s current show Mirror, Mirror … Continue reading

Filthy Dreams GIF Review: “Tears Then Holes” at Rachel Uffner Gallery
Art / GIF Reviews

Filthy Dreams GIF Review: “Tears Then Holes” at Rachel Uffner Gallery

After laughter comes tears. At least that’s what Wendy Rene sang in 1964 and over fifty years later, those lyrics still ring true in our farcical age. Of course, “After Laughter (Comes Tears)” is just one of many songs that take up crying as its subject, joining others like “The Weeping Song,” “96 Tears” and “Crying,” which was … Continue reading