Big Freedia on Art, Love, and Season 3 (Plus Some Kick-Ass Footage of her Twerk of Art Exhibit!)

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I talked to the ever-ebullient Big Friedia about the photos in her new exhibition "Twerk of Art" at the World of Wonder Storefront Gallery, as well as what we can expect from season three of Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce on Fuse (PREMIERING TONIGHT!). Check out the interview as well as the footage from the party, complete with WOWlebrities Laganja ... Watch Now

#PictureThis: “Selma March 1965″ Photo Exhibit Opens In New York On The 50th Anniversary

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"Selma March 1965" features over 150 photographs depicting the three Selma-to-Montgomery marches that rocked the nation and galvanized the Civil Rights Movement in 1965. Gallerist Stephen Kasher says: “Never before in New York or any other gallery has the work of photographers James Barker, Spider Martin and Charles Moore been brought together ... See the Rest

#NSFW: Photographer Chuck Samuels Inverts Gender For “Before The Camera”

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NSFW: Chuck Samuels frequently photographs or films himself. While his work has been exhibited internationally quite extensively since 1980, this is the artist’s first solo show in New York City. His work often touches upon art history, feminism, and psychoanalysis. For this exhibit, Before The Camera, Samuels recreated twelve astonishingly ... See the Rest

#VDay: 14 Artists Give You Dozens of Roses For Valentine’s Day

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"What's in a name? that which we call a rose/ by any other name would smell as sweet." –William Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet Flowery prose and art for you on Valentine's Day. What more do you want in a post? From Picasso's "Rose Period" to Annie Liebovitz's portrait of Bette Midler who is "The Rose" and a dozen others too. Love and art. All ... See the Rest

Joel Grey: “If you have to put a label on it, I’m a gay man.”

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In in interview with People magazine, the Oscar winner talks for the first time about his sexuality: "I don't like labels, but if you have to put a label on it, I'm a gay man. All the people close to me have known for years who I am... it took time to embrace that other part of who I always was." At 82, it had to different for a man of his ... See the Rest

The Most Beautiful Pictures of New York at Night You’ve Ever Seen

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For his series of stunning high-altitude photos of New York City at night, photographer Vincent Laforet and his camera had to be strapped into a helicopter with a body harness so that he could LEAN OUT OF THE SIDE and get the perspective he wanted. "Imagine leaning out of an open door of a helicopter 7,500 feet over New York City on a very ... See the Rest

#PictureThis: 5 Photographs By 5 Artists In 5 Days, By Me

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Last week, I was nominated by my pal, artist Alan Belcher to post five black and white photos from five different artists in five days. (T/y Alan) I'm not sure how far this exercise goes back, in terms of who started it, but I in turn will nominate 5 this week. Here are mine picks, along with a little explanation of the work: DAY ONE: David ... See the Rest

#TheFutureIsNow: Andy Warhol Will Be (Even More) World-Famous For ’15

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"In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes" –Andy Warhol Yes, Andy's most famous quote WAS prophetic. And starting this year, he'll be MORE famous himself, if that's even possible. About 40 exhibitions of his work, much of it unseen by the public — will be out there in university art museums and institutions. The Andy Warhol ... See the Rest