THE WEIRD & WONDERFUL JUKEBOX COMICS… SEE ELLA FITZGERALD, COUNT BASIE, DINAH SHORE & KATE (((FUCKING))) SMITH… IN ACTION!!!
Jukebox Comics! Who knew!? Really fun & warped comic book stories featuring Ella Fitzgerald, Lawrence Welk, Count Basie, Dinah Shore, Kate Smith and others. I’ve included a few of my faves here. Never knew there were ever comic book stories of these music stars. Really amusing pop culture artifact…
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Artist Richard Hawkins tours Bob Mizer & Tom of Finland, the first American museum exhibition devoted to the art of Mizer (1922-1992) and Touko Laaksonen, a.k.a. “Tom of Finland” (1920-1991), at MOCA Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. Hawkins, who guest co-curated the exhibition with MOCA Curator Bennett Simpson, examines selections from the first-ever presentation of catalogue boards of Mizer’s Athletic Model Guild studios, which to him are enthusiastic celebrations of everyday youth and beauty, as well as Tom of Finland’s pencil drawings and pen-and-ink illustrations of radical sexuality.
As an artist who has produced collage work, Hawkins pays particular attention to Finland’s collage binders, which appear to investigate icons of popular culture for their innate “hotness.” In light of the sexual freedoms still denied in Russia, the “titillating, thrilling and sex-positive” work created by Mizer and Tom of Finland decades ago remains as relevant today.
Paper Tricks: Richard Hawkins on Bob Mizer & Tom of Finland
Bob Mizer & Tom of Finland, currently on view at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, is the first American museum exhibition devoted to the art of Bob Mizer (1922–1992) and Touko Laaksonen, aka “Tom of Finland” (1920–1991), two of the most significant figures of twentieth century erotic art and forefathers of an emergent post-war gay culture. The exhibition features a selection of Tom of Finland’s masterful drawings and collages, alongside Mizer’s rarely seen photo-collage “catalogue boards” and films, as well as a comprehensive collection of his groundbreaking magazine Physique Pictorial, where drawings by Tom were first published in 1957. Organized by MOCA Curator Bennett Simpson and guest co-curator Richard Hawkins, the exhibition is presented with the full collaboration of the Bob Mizer Foundation, El Cerrito, and the Tom of Finland Foundation, Los Angeles.
SHOWSTUDIO: Peter De Potter is an artist from Belgium. De Potter studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, and currently lives and works in Antwerp. He garnered attention for his 2001 to 2010 collaboration with Raf Simons. The collaboration was initially focused on one collection, but soon expanded to a continued, lengthy relationship. De Potter served as a consultant, assisting with concepts, as well as providing artwork – both images and words – for Simon’s prints. De Potter also designed and art directed Raf Simon’s book ‘Redux’, as well as the Raf Simons ‘Repeat’ installation for Pitti Immagine 2005.
In 2004 De Potter presented his video installation ‘The Young Gods’ during another Pitti project in Florence, titled ‘NEO80’. In 2011 he had an entry in ‘Transmission1 – Avant/Garde Diaries’ in Berlin, where he showed sections of his series ‘Image Machine’. Although De Potter has been producing art for the last fifteen years – photography, text, collage, appropriation – he only began to ‘officially’ establish himself in the art world in the last three years. He is notable for taking a less traditional art route by showing sections of his work directly on the internet, mainly via Tumblr pages that each show a specific series.
ARTHUR GILLET in voice & motion (RAISE magazine #15/ BODY issue & OPEN THE GATE interview) via David B.
Like every friday at 9pm, www.souvenirsfromearth.tv invites the BRAUTHER’S Production with OPEN THE GATE. A TV show to give voices to the one that have a lifestyle and talent that talks for them-self. Here outfits are not enought. We wanna know more about Arthur Gillet! this kid will never stop to surprise us!
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Charles, Corentin, Jules Raynal, Knut and Sylvester Ulv captured by Damien Blottière and styled by Aurélien Storny + Alexandre Misericordia for the issue #7 of Candy magazine. via FOREVER YOUNG
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Uncomfortable in comfortable clothes, Aymeric’s style pays homage not to common convenience but to 19th-century kings, such as Ludwig of Bavaria, and 20th-century heroines, like Marlene Dietrich. As the Parisian stylist and artist announces, “You can aspire to be whoever you want to be.”
Find out more about Aymeric here: http://stylelik.eu/1d6Uald
“Generally these days I don’t post much completed work. This blog serves as an indiscreet extension of my studio..a symptoms of my promiscuous aesthetic misadventures” – Peter Maloney
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“The video is meant to be a lighthearted satirical video that deals with objectification of women within modern pop culture. It has nothing to do with race, at all…If I was a little braver, I would have been wearing a bikini too…What I’m trying to say is that me being covered up has nothing to do with me wanting to disassociate myself from the girls, it has more to do with my own insecurities and I just wanted to feel as comfortable as possible on the shoot day.” – Lily Allen
I would have cut out the slow mo ass/twirk bits (but that’s just me)… LOVE the song though. The SLATE’s take HERE
NOISEY talks to video director Chris READ THE WHOLE INTERVIEW HERE!
One concern people have levelled is that the video uses mostly black dancers, dancing in sexually explicit positions around a white singer. Obviously you’re doing that ironically, but does that make it any better?
We just chose the best dancers. Suzette who choreographed it is an amazing dancer herself, she does the Major Lazer tour and things, and we said we want twerking dancers and so we got the six best. Four of the girls are black, two of them weren’t and I felt that was a good balance in the sense that I didn’t want to comment on race, but it was just who was good.
More generally though, does making a satirical video about misogyny then make it ok to have skinny twerking girls pouring champagne in each others butts? You can still exploit women’s bodies, even for the purpose of satire. Do you get a free pass because you’re being ironic?
I think you do, because now people are talking about it. There are hundreds of girls who are in those [type of] videos and they come to the castings without getting told what they’re doing beforehand, they just have to walk in on the day and shake their arse. With this video we spoke to the girls in the casting, we talked about what we were doing and they all thought it was really funny.
I think if you’re gonna do it with pop music you’ve got to do it in a playful way, you can’t take yourself too seriously. With Lily’s songs you just want people to think a bit and say “hold on a sec.” That’s all it’s about, it’s not a campaign, its just meant to make people think.