I so adore what Chiuri & Piccioli do at Valentino. Really beautiful/ magical stuff. SEE THE WHOLE COLLECTION HERE @ STYLE.COM
AWESOME VISUALS: ‘DRUGS’, a volume in the Life Science Library. This version 1969 (originally published 1967) via mr. knappy -head & found objects
Background artwork by Donald Miller and Yale Joel, collaged by David Gordon and Nancy Genet VIA MR. KNAPPY-HEAD & FOUND OBJECTS
RED HOT iS THOMAS KNIGHTS’ FIRST SOLO EXHIBITION AND HAS BECOME NOTHING SHORT OF A GLOBAL PHENOMENON. WITH EXHIBITIONS IN LONDON, AMSTERDAM AND NEW YORK TO DATE, THE ONGOING PROJECT THAT AIMS TO ‘REBRAND THE GINGER MALE STEREOTYPE’ HAS RECENTLY BEEN TURNED INTO AN ART BOOK CALLED ‘RED HOT 100’. WITH WORLDWIDE PRESS INCLUDING A FEATURE IN THE SUNDAY TIMES STYLE MAGAZINE AND COVERAGE ON THE BBC AND THE CONAN O’BRIEN SHOW IN THE US, THE TOURING EXHIBITION AIMS TO CHANGE PERCEPTIONS OF RED-HAIRED MALES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, AND HAS BROUGHT THOMAS GLOBAL RECOGNITION FOR HIS EFFORTS.
RED HOT HAS ALSO RAISED THOUSANDS OF POUNDS FOR ANTI-BULLYING CHARITIES AND RECENTLY PARTNERED WITH THE DIANA AWARDS FOR THE RED HOT 100 ART.
BUY THE BOOK HERE!
SISSYDUDE LOVES: “Evening In Space” – Daphne Guinness / video by David LaChapelle / song produced Tony Visconti
Parts Nico, Flash Gordon 1980, The Fifth Element & Bowie… GREAT stuff!!!
SHOWstudio: Daphne Guinness consolidates her move into music with a theatrical, mesmerising new music video directed by acclaimed image-maker David LaChapelle. Evening in Space was produced by Tony Visconti and is the first single from Guinness’ upcoming debut album, which is billed for release in September 2014. The video features custom fashion by many of Guinness’ favourite houses, including Iris van Herpen and Noritaka Tatehana, alongside pieces from her own celebrated clothing collection. Song Writing and Performance: Daphne Guinness Music Production: Tony Visconti Video Direction: David LaChapelle.
via JAMES ST JAMES
note: 4 parts… but the same fucking intro for all 4
When I lived in Vancouver (from 1978-1982) The Aristocratic always fascinated me… especially at night when the neon lights would magically light up the dark wet streets. I went there maybe only a dozen times or so… but god I loved it with all the Daniel Clowes-like characters that would sit there for hours smoking, drinking coffee & eating pie. It was replaced in the late 90s by a Chapters bookstore. For some reason I thought about it today and obsessively looked for pics… and here’s what I found. For some reason I always thought “Risty”, the monocled dapper gent was also neon… with a movable tipping top hat. But I was dead wrong… apparently he was only a simple still image. Sometimes the mind remembers things in an extremely vivid fantastical way. The past seems all an illusion now.
Pay It No Mind – The Life and Times of Marsha P. Johnson –
Thanks to the wisdom and support of Richard Morrison, Larry Mitchell, and Jimmy Camicia who made this documentary possible.
Special thanks to Antony and the Johnsons. Your music and generosity shine, levitate, and transcend. Buy their music; it will love you. Love all the contributors in this film.
— Marsha, what a trip. She was something else. I vividly remember seeing her back in the 70’s & 80’s on Christopher Street. Kids would point at her in awe with bulging bug-eyes saying, “See that crazy drag queen over there?” I would respond, “Well honey, she started the Stonewall riots.” The listener’s mouth without fail would drop agape, because she was truly a sight to see. Then, after that, all the up and coming queens whenever we saw her would pause & genuflect as she made her way along the cobblestone streets of Greenwich Village. She is an undisputed icon. She’s the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower, and the Sphinx all rolled up into one divine ball.
This feature-length documentary focuses on revolutionary trans-activist, Marsha “Pay it No Mind” Johnson, a Stonewall instigator, Andy Warhol model, drag queen, sex worker, starving actress, and Saint. “Pay It” captures the legendary gay/human rights activist as she recounts her life at the forefront of The Stonewall Riots in the 1960s, the creation of S.T.A.R. (Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries) with Sylvia Rivera in the ’70s, and a New York City activist throughout the ’80s and early ’90s. Through her own words, as well as in-depth interviews with gay activist Randy Wicker, former Cockettes performer Agosto Machado, Author Michael Musto, Hot Peaches founder/performer, Jimmy Camicia, and Stonewall Activists Bob Kohler, Danny Garvin, Tommy Lanigan-Schmidt, and Martin Boyce, Marsha’s story lives on.
This documentary screened in 2012 at the IFC theater in New York; the British Film Institute in London, England; Roxie Theater in San Fran; Clinton St. Theater in Portland, Ore.; and La Mutinerie Theater in Paris, France. You should see it.
The NYPD cold case department recently reopened Marsha’s case.
If you or someone you know has any information, you can contact them confidentially.
THE TENTH is a publication of art and culture based on the history, culture and research in ideas and aesthetics of the BLACK, GAY community. Loosely inspired by W.E.B. Du Bois’ influential 1903 essay, “The Talented Tenth” and playing off of Alfred Kinsey’s popular, mythical 10% estimate, THE TENTH is a product of the dialogue at the intersection of this “10th” — the vanguard minds of the BLACK, GAY community. Print Issue out this APRIL 2014. FIRST PRINTING SOLD OUT reserve a copy (coming in July) HERE.
GREAT article on the publication HERE @ T MAG (via Thomas D)
Pink Rooster Studio is a creative studio focusing on print, identity, exhibition, and interactive work with clients in fashion, film and music. The studio was founded in 2009 by 3 vanguard minds in the creative industries who’d each created unique visual identities.