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NSFW |The Artist Said to Have Influenced Mapplethorpe the Most

NSFW |The Artist Said to Have Influenced Mapplethorpe the Most

The more you know. Dazed reports: Think of homoerotic nude photographs from the 70s and 80s and one name is likely to stand out over any other – Robert Mapplethorpe. While Mapplethorpe was indeed the first to hang his erotically-charged photographs on a gallery wall as a wave of gay liberation and sexual revolution surged

Artist Projected Images on Pasadena Police Department Building

  PASADENA, CA – On the evening of Saturday, August 13, 2016, Los Angeles Artist, Lisa Mann and her Side Street Projects collaborators projected images and video clips on the facades of three buildings in Pasadena’s Civic Center District—Pasadena City Hall, the Pasadena Police Department, and the Pasadena Central Library. Their two-hour public art piece was entitled “Roto


Evicted Tenants Fear For Future of Keith Haring Mural

  In 1983 or 1984, legendary graffiti artist Keith Haring painted a mural that winds through three floors of the Grace House, a rental building owned by the Church of the Ascension parish in Morningside Heights, New York City. Photo credit: Fractenberg DNA info reports: In the early 1980s, legendary street artist Keith Haring painted a


Check Out This Art Porn Duo SUKA OFF | “Inside Flesh” NSFW Video

INSIDE FLESH is a project founded in 2007 by the artist collective SUKA OFF. “Our work has always been focused on human carnality in all its aspects. In both live and video works, we’ve been working with the body without faking anything what could be done for real. Because the theatre, art and even alternative club scene


Bob Mizer: Two Volumes and Two Decades of Top Physique Models

 In 1945 Bob Mizer began taking photographs of strapping young men on Muscle Beach in Venice, California. In December of that year he formed the Athletic Model Guild to market his photos, and “physique photography” was born. Before Mizer there were bodybuilders and men who photographed them, but AMG photos, even those of the same men, were different, subtly provocative,


Artist Michael Sanderson Launches ‘Homoerotic, Male-Oriented’ T-shirt Collection & Summer 2016 Print Series

Artist Michael Sanderson has shared his newly launched T-shirt collection and summer 2016 ongoing print series.  Both featuring sexy, homoerotic, male-oriented artwork. Find shirts and prints here:  Follow Michael Sanderson on Facebook Find shirts and prints here:

Hamster Powered Hamster Drawing Machine | Video

The Hamster Powered Hamster Drawing Machine is the machine hamsters everywhere have been waiting for, finally bringing workout selfies to the animal kingdom. The hamster drawing is encoded in two large wooden cams. The cams were generated by creating a simulation of the drawing machine using openFrameworks and Box2D. They were then exported as vectors

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Featured Artist |Italian Artist Emanuele Dascanio Uses Renaissance Techniques to Create Hyperrealistic Drawings

Check out these hyperrealistic drawings by Italian artist Emanuele Dascanio. Some of the pieces take up to 780 hours to complete, and it’s easy to see why when you look at the artist’s amazingly lifelike creations. He draws them using a combination of charcoal and graphite and the subjects are often illuminated with a single source of


Creepy Hyper-Realistic Sculpture Of A “Fallen Angel” by Chinese Artist Duo Sun Yuan & Peng Yu

Creepy realistic sculpture of a “Fallen Angel” by Chinese Artist Duo is amazing. “Beijing artists Sun Yuan and Peng Yu have been known to create installations using real cadavers or human fat tissue, and though their newest creation does not include these macabre parts, it’s so realistic and unsettling that it might as well. This

You Can Have a Piece of KRAVIATION’s Provocative Photographs of Your Own | NSFW

I have been following the photographer that goes by KRAVIATION for years. He stuns in front of and behind the camera. KRAVIATION is well equipped with a bag full of erotic and creative tricks and aways a sense of humor. I asked KRAVIATION about these prints up for purchase and he says “…so basically it’s a new experiment for


San Francisco | Paul Morin’s “Portraits and Digressions” on Display at ArtHaus | July 7 – September 30, 2016

Paul Morin – Portraits and Digressions – ArtHaus (project gallery) Exhibition Dates: July 7 – September 30, 2016                                Opening Reception: 6-8pm 411 Brannan Street (between 3rd Street and 4th Street) San Francisco, CA 94107 ArtHaus presents PORTRAITS and DIGRESSIONS       An exhibition of select paintings by San Francisco artist Paul Morin ArtHaus Gallerists James

Featured Artist | Cute Brute Pop Art May Make You Blush

I stumbled on to the artist’s page on Instagram, known as Cute Brute, and residing in Brooklyn, NY. His images are pure insane-pop-art-genius with each piece telling at least a thousand stories. I can’t get enough of Cute Brute. See more and follow Cute Brute ASAP on Instagram CLICK HERE     #prick A photo posted by


Artist Arrested for Getting Strangers to Stroke Her Genitals | Video

“The consensual nature of sexual acts becomes a symbol here.” Text from artist, Milo Moire Youtube Page: Milo Moiré’s performance “Mirror Box” is a societal reflection of human sexuality. It’s an expanded reenactment of the “Tap and Touch Cinema” (1968) and an homage to the Austrian artist VALIE EXPORT, who was already fighting for women’s rights in

SF Neo-Futurists 30 Plays Focused on Sexuality, Identity, & Community in 60 Sweaty Minutes

Not to be missed San Francisco and the Bay Area! #SupportQueerArtists If you’re looking for community, if you’re looking for a gathering, if you’re looking for love, join us. In a spirit of honor and celebration, the San Francisco Neo-Futurists invite you to shine brighter and live louder with us tomorrow night. The San Francisco Neo-Futurists present


“KUMALICIOUS” |Art Show Celebrating Queer Bigger Men of Color Inspired by Gay Japanese Manga | San Francisco

   KUMALICIOUS, a commissioned art show by the Queer Cultural Center. On exhibit at SOMArts Cultural Center from Tue, June 14th to 21st, 2016. SOMArts Cultural Center, Cartoon Art Museum, Massive Goods & Queer Cultural Center present: KUMALICIOUS is a visual arts exhibition celebrating the allure and beauty of Queer bigger men of color inspired by Gay Japanese

“Geometry” | The Naked Body As Art

  “The photo-art project “Geometry” is an attempt to rid the body of the familiar stereotypes, by opening the possibility of perceiving the naked body as an object of the plastic arts.” “The authors of the project Igor Sharoyko (sharoyko_igor), Artem Gerasimov (artigerov) and photographer Ruslan Elquest would like to express their gratitude to Krill Serebrennikov (elquest) and Evgenyi Kulagin – two masters, thanks to whom, during the work


Photos | Colorful, Energetic, & Sexy Photos from the 38th Annual Carnaval San Francisco

  Vibrant color, dance, music and celebration poured into the streets of San Francisco’s Mission District for the 38th Annual Carnaval San Francisco. Age, gender, race, had no boundaries and I like to think I caught a few special moments. Enjoy and share my photographs below. The History of Carnaval San Francisco On February 25th, 1979, a

A Memorial Day Weekend Reminder From Artist Hanksy

Street artist Hanksy has been killing it this year artistically and politically  Hanks has reminded us the unflattering truth about Memorial Day Weekend with new pieces that he pasted up around Manhattan. The four pieces are a little darker than his typical work—he explained to us this morning: “At 19 my grandfather was liberating France during World War

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“DRIFT” Sculptural Furniture Is Inspired by Glaciers

  Comprised of several sculptural pieces, “DRIFT” derives its inspiration from the natural landscape. Motivational sources include the Grand Canyon, where layers of earth helped form the basis of Mastrangelo’s sand-cast works, and Patagonia, where “DRIFT” borrows its glacial-inspired color palette. Each piece in the collection – which includes a sofa, coffee table, mirror, bench

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Colorful Stacked Rocks in the Las Vegas Desert

  Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone has launched his latest exhibition, titled “Seven Magic Mountains.” In this case, mountains are actually denoted by stacks of colorful rocks, placed at equal distance from one another. Located in the Las Vegas desert, the installation – which conjures the art of rock balancing to create transient sculptures – is a collaboration between the


“Curios” | Artist Scott G Brooks New Paintings at New Exhibit in Brunswick Australia |

Artist Scott G Brooks tells me that he is “happy to have 6 new paintings in this exhibit at beinArt Gallery in Brunswick Australia. The guys that modeled for me are all friends and part of the DC and Baltimore gay community. Curio is defined as a rare, unusual, or intriguing object, and I think all these handsome

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Homocats’ “Step Your Pussy Up!” Art Show | NYC

  Christopher Stout Gallery, New York is proud to present Brooklyn-based artist J. Morrison’s HOMOCATS: STEP YOUR PUSSY UP! at their NYC gallery exhibition. J. Morrison first created the HOMOCATS during a 2010 residency at the Anderson Ranch in Colorado. Morrison’s new site-specific installation features wallpaper, screenprints, and related multiples that explore both the abundance

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Contemporary Photographers Feature “New Africa” Art Show in Brooklyn

“A new exhibition brings together work by six photographers from Africa and its diaspora, including Kristin-Lee Moolman” New African Photography is staged in collaboration with Nataal, a global media brand that celebrates contemporary African fashion, music, arts, and society, and comes closely in the wake of A Short, Pleasurable Journey which showcased 51 photographs by acclaimed photographer and Dazed contributor Jamie

“In the Power of Your Care” | AIDS Artists New York Exhibit on Health Care

“In the Power of Your Care” will be on view at The 8th Floor, 17 West 17th Street, until Aug. 12. Click here for more information on the exhibition and the artists. The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation is pleased to announce In the Power of Your Care, an exhibition about health and health care as a

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Connect the Dot Porn Art T-Shirt Designs by London-Based Designer | T’aint by Ashish

  “I wanted to combine my two favourite things; sex and fashion!“, said London-based designer Ashish, explaining the thought process behind his new project, a selection of T-shirts under the provocative name of T’aint by Ashish. Featuring flocked prints of pornographic imagery illustrated in a playful dot- to-dot format, the designs can easily be worn without the fear

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Berlin | “The 2 of Us” Book/Film Launch – Flesh, Skin & Blood Are Artist’s Palette

   Save the date for the book and film launch of Jon John´s THE 2 OF US! On Thursday April 28, 2016 at 8pm with DJ Julius Petit for the beats. Screenings will continue the 29th and 30th 1pm-7pm @Rise Berlin. Jon John – co-founder of the famous AKA Berlin tattoo studio says about his book: “This performance has appeared

Watch “Les Animaux Sentimentaux” (Sentimental Animals) Trailer for Forthcoming Novel by Cédric Duroux

Check out this fascinating artsy trailer with scary or sexy animals masks, you choose.  Cédric Duroux tells me that the video and the song, by Scott Matthew, in it are some kind of extension of my forthcoming novel, “Les Animaux sentimentaux” (“Sentimental Animals”). Find out more at


Urban Patterns Disrupted by Painted Underpants

  Oh geez this makes me happy. “The project took place from 2014 to 2015 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Which of the objects are naked now? The painted ones or their surrounding pairs? The answer, as the sin, is in the eyes of the observer.”

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Inside Jean-Paul Goude’s New Exhibition | “So Far So Goude” Opening in Milan

Tod’s presents “So Far So Goude”, an exhibition by Jean-Paul Goude, the unmistakable “auter d’images” whose works are the emblems of our time. Discover more on Jean-Paul Goude, the renowned “auteur d’images”, is expressing himself from more than 40 years through drawings, posters, photography, films, videos or events, epochal books and exhibitions, always impressing


A ‘Queer British Art’ Exhibition Will Show at the Tate

Above” David Hockney’s ‘Peter Getting Out of Nick’s Pool’, 1966Courtesy David Hockney/Collection: Walker Art Gallery “The collection will celebrate 50 years since the decriminalization of homosexuality” The Tate has announced plans to show the first major ‘queer’ art exhibition next year, to celebrate 50 years since homosexuality was decriminalised in the UK. Queer British Art will reportedly

Nude Painting of Trump by Artist Illma Gore is Making Baby Trump Mad | NSFW

  I feel like Trump should thank her for making such a flattering painting of such a pile of shit. Artist Illma Gore‘s painting of Trump went viral online, with bids attracting over $141,770 after it went on display in London this month. Gore says lawyers have called her twice threatening lawsuits. Facebook, too, has also bizarrely

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“Flocks” | Dancer’s Bodies in Beautiful Piles Photographed by Nir Arieli

Nir Arieli‘s “Flocks” captures the Nederlands Dans Theater, Batsheva Dance Company, Ailey II and other top contemporary companies in unexpected, evocative images. Throughout the series, dancers are at rest, bodies piled and entwined in formations unique to each ensemble. “The dance company is a social sphere in which the dancers live, love and work,” Arieli says.


A Gallery of Dick Pics

  That I’m sure got most of your attention. Whether dick lovers or you just want to compare your dick size, here we are. Straight men are always welcome here. Vice has shared this story and interview Ah, the unsolicited dick pic. Technology has made it all too tempting for men’s penises to pop up

“We, Divine” | Watch This Mesmerizing Dance from the Diablo Ballet | Video

“We, Divine” Diablo Ballet | Celebrating 22 Years Executive Producer: Lauren Jonas Producer | Director | Cinematographer: Walter Yamazaki Choreographer: Robert Dekkers Commissioned Score: Jacob Wolkenhauer 1st Assistant Director: Jayson Johnson 2nd Unit Camera: Oliver Mellan Wardrobe: Christian Squires Dancers: Aiden DeYoung, Amanda Farris, Jamar Goodman, Tetyana Martyanova, Jackie McConnell, Rosselyn Ramirez, Christian Squires, Mayo

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NSFW! Brilliant-Intense-Graphic Fusion of Sexuality, Creativity, Studs, & Art | Nik Dimopoulos Tops Himself in Newest Party Promo

I’ve turned bright blue holding my breath waiting for the next party promo video from Nik Dimopoulos for TROUGH X : XXI PARTY. I can finally exhale, because here it is. This new treasure was delivered to my inbox this morning. A party promo video taken to all new levels. Artist Nik Dimopoulos always tops his last video, and somehow is able

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“Guys Reading Poems” to Premiere at Palm Beach International Film Festival this April During National Poetry Month

Innovative neo-noir feature uses poetry as framing device… Neo-noir poetry drama “Guys Reading Poems” will debut at the Palm Beach International Film Festival this April during National Poetry Month. The innovative feature film uses poetry as a framing device to tell the story of a creative but troubled family living in a downtown Los Angeles


Featured Artist | Christopher M Tandy Shares Image of “The Gatekeeper,” Ascension, Passing Through Barriers

Meet NYC artist Christopher M Tandy and take a look at what he is currently creating. I was zooming through Instagram and got a good look Christopher M Tandy’s work that peaked my curiosity. I had been to a show of his here in San Francisco some years ago when he was living here. His worked appeared

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The Journey of Bas Kosters | “I want it to Be Soft Exhibition”

From 14 May to 4 September 2016, Museum Arnhem presents I want it to be soft. The journey of Bas Kosters, a retrospective of works by one of the Netherlands’ most eccentric fashion designers, Bas Kosters (Zutphen 1977). The connection with Museum Arnhem is obvious: Kosters studied Fashion and Design at the Rijn IJssel College in Arnhem and attended a

NSFW| Book Club #22: Fallos by Marc Martin & Arthur Gillet | Berlin 2016, March 26th

Above: “The three little pigs.” Photo: Marc Martin – Marc Martin. Model: Arthur Gillet Arthur Gillet, Greek statue come to life,  is one of the worlds biggest treasures. Check him out in this new project with Marc Martin. FALLOS ► Arthur Gillet & Marc Martin Berlin 2016, March 26th Dencker + Schneider Art Gallery From illusory manliness to manly illusions 2016, March


Exclusive Image of James Cerne & Shawn Morales from New Loverboy Mag #3 | Love, Music, Fashion, & Sex

  Owner of Loverly Magazine, Michael Turnbull, has given Accidental Bear this exclusive image from #3 of Loverboy Magazine. This is cover number two featuring James Cerne and Shawn Morales Loverboy Magazine #3 is out now! Find here James Cerne & Shawn Richard Morales Shot by: Roman Udalov In this issue: – Discover the monsters that lie within Colby Keller. – Violet Chachki channels her