Absolutely hysterical. Best commercial of the year. The always adorable Leslie Jordan auditions for a Doritos commercial with hunky male models Joel Rush and Nick Ayler. Insanity ensues.
High-level security Guccifer has struck again, revealing former U.S. president Bill Clinton’s cartooning. Several scanned presidential sketches were retrieved from a file titled “wjcdrawings” through the William J. Clinton Presidential Center by the hacker who has previously brought us secret texts about the September 11 attacks, confidential memos, and, of course, George W. Bush’s bathroom paintings and pet portraits. (via Blouin ArtInfo)
Another late start (these posts don’t write themselves, you know!) so we had a late lunch/ early dinner at the café at Miami Project which is relatively new to the scene and I think a pretty fair fair – no, better than fair, a GOOD fair. Eric Firestone Gallery’s booth was right up front and I knew to check out my pal Charles Lutz’s new Vuitton Brillo boxes there. GOD, I want one of these. Charles produced a huge cardboard Brillo box series for New York’s Armory show last year, and I have my signed one, t/y v/m but these are covetable. They had lots of Tseng Kwong Chi photos of Basquiat in his studio back in the day, along with Keith Haring. (I miss Kwong and Keith – Jean-Michel I didn’t know as well.) In the back room, much to my shock and amazement, was a large print of Keith drawing on glass wearing a Bad Boy t-shirt that I designed for my sordid private party of the same name at Danceteria, back in the day (where two certain World of Wonder founders used to to DJ every month – Ahem!) but I’d never seen this picture. Helene Necroto, Firestone’s gallery director, was instrumental in introducing me to a former dealer, so I was happy to see her and chat. Great booth. I really love Wayne White’s work (My own work has been flatteringly compared to his, but he is MUCH better painter.) He had 5 new pieces at Western Project that were again, covetable. A text-based theme at Miami Project was emerging. My friend, Michael Pollack (yes, him again, he knows EVERYONE) introduced me to New Orlean’s Dan Tague’s folded dollar bill photos that work on a few levels for me. Outside, between Art Miami and Context Art Fair’s tents were 6-7 paintings by Herr Nilsson of Disney characters doing bad things, my favorite being Pooh. After a fast dinner, it was off to the a nightclub Adoré at Boulan… on the way we ran into Continue reading
The 27-minute film – featuring cameos by Marilyn Monroe, Elvis, John Wayne, Jesus and more – follows Lana from the Garden of Eden to a strip club, a convenience store, a bachelor party and then on to the countryside. Lana, of course, provides the voice-over and musical accompaniment.
You’ve waited an entire year for new episodes, but wait no longer! Well, maybe just a little bit longer. HGTV just announced that there will be two back to back episodes of Island Hunters premiering at 1PM on New Year’s Day! Set your DVRs!
Day three of our list of worthy organizations to give back to this holiday season. Today we highlight the work of the Midnight Mission. The Midnight Mission offers a path to self-sufficiency to men, women and children who have lost everything. Their emergency services, 12-step recovery program, job training, education and work programs offer a compassionate bridge to productive lives. Their primary mission is to make available the necessities of life to homeless people: food, shelter, clothing, personal hygiene needs, and medical care. Do some good this season and donate here.