Los Angeles Queer Biennial 2018: What if Utopia
by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick Running through Pride month in Los Angeles, the third incarnation of the Queer Biennial is currently underway, bringing together artists from around the world to activate the city’s communities through LGBTQ+ art. Set...
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Sophina DeJesus' Viral Gymnastics Routine With her teammates cheering her every step (and leap) of the way, UCLA's Sophina DeJesus (a 21-year-old sociology major) has performed a super-playful and very viral gymnastics routine that has the...
The Real Thing at NYC's Flowers Gallery
This Thursday, the Chelsea, NYC location of Flowers Gallery opens "The Real Thing," a group exhibition featuring photography from four different artists questioning social constructs of gender, identity, femininity and more. Most of the four have...
Xavier Schipani: What is I to You?
Xavier Schipani, an artist who currently calls Austin, Texas home, will be returning to his native East Coast for a solo exhibition at Superchief Gallery's Brooklyn location. Though Schipani's older work can mostly be found in black and white...
Thanks to a collaboration with Finnish textile manufacturer Finlayson, influential fetish artist Tom of Finland's homoerotic macho men drawings now grace functional home products like bath towels and aprons. The napkins featuring buff sailor hunks...
Museum of Sex: Splendor in the Grass
For the past year, the NYC's Museum of Sex hosted "Funland," an erotic fairground imagined by design duo Bompas & Parr which featured, among other things, a penis derby racing game and bouncy boob castle (now part of the museum's permanent collection...
Dorothy Iannone: You Who Read Me With Passion Must Forever Be My Friends
In her search for "ecstatic unity," celebrated artist Dorothy Iannone creates beautifully subversive works that boldly explore sexual liberation and feminist ideologies. Her progressive image+text style is at once surprising, thoughtful, inspiring...
That Obscure Object of Desire
It all begins with Luis Buñuel. The Spanish filmmaker's 1977 masterpiece not only lends its name to a new group exhibition opening at NYC's Luxembourg & Dayan gallery, but also the inspiration behind unifying disparate artists with a universal subject...
Cool Hunting Video: Funland at the Museum of Sex
Giggling at every other word spoken by design duo Bompas & Parr, we were taken on a tour through their sex-centric exhibition-meets-fairground, Funland. The year-long exhibit, on show now at NYC's Museum of Sex, features (among other things) a penis...
This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids
Over the last four years, Dannielle Owens Reid and Kristin Russo have used their platform Everyone is Gay to answer pressing questions asked by members of the LGBTQ community and their families. As their charm and wisdom has granted honest hope...
There is an inherent power in owning stereotypes. And thanks to Brooklyn-based illustrator Paul Tuller and creative director James Kuczynski, you can own them at home in the form of these vibrant, stylized posters. Each piece was illustrated and...
Interview: Jonathan Harris
We first spoke with artist Jonathan Harris six years ago and gained some insight into his process and work at the time. Since, Harris has continued to create extremely involved and engaging work, exploring the human condition through a technological...
2Fik Museum at The Invisible Dog
Currently on view at The Invisible Dog in Brooklyn, artist 2Fik presents "2Fik Museum," a collection of photographic works that take inspiration from classical paintings. At first glance the works might seem derivative or even downright gimmicky...
This must-have tome receives a spicy update with new Indian artworks accompanying the instructional text, originally written by Mallana-ga Va-tsya-yana and translated by Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton.
The Boudoir Bible
Aiming to annihilate notions of taboo in the modern bedroom, Betony Vernon presents "The Boudoir Bible: The Uninhibited Sex Guide for Today" as a stimulating guide to the sexual landscape. Appropriately cloaked in pink bondage ropes, the cloth-covered...
Interview: Diane Gaeta
by Vivianne Lapointe LA-based artist Diane Gaeta explores the complex themes of sexuality, self discovery and the life of a young Parisian girl through the manipulation of her image found on social networks in "Lolitas," Gaeta's two-day solo show...
Bunny Yeager's Darkroom
In a time of rampant racism and sexism, before the word feminism had entered the American lexicon, there was a culture of taboo surrounding scantily clad pin-up girls that was dominated by men with cameras. In a scenario where women were always...
In what seems like an inevitable turn of events in the world of sex toy technology, couture intimates designer Lelo has released the adult toy world's response to the Nintendo Wii. Lyla, Oden and Tiani make up the company's new line of remotely...
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Genital Instruments Panties get strummed and nipples are turntables in this NSFW animated short and accompanying website from the French organization AIDES, putting a comically risqué spin on what in most other cultures would be a typically...
When we came across industrial designer Ti Chang's line of discreet pleasure devices at the Adult Entertainment Expo recently, the assortment of sleekly-designed sex toys far outshone the typically ill-conceived gadgets saturating the market. The...
Prince George Art Show
Armed with an "if you build it they will come" attitude, psychologist Ilana Simons curated the upcoming group show at the Prince George Gallery with the vision of creating an "instant art collective." In a similar vein to a pop-up shop, the exhibit...
In the pictorial book "Cleavage," ample bosoms fill tank tops, are adorned with necklaces, and press against a guitar. However, the cleavages photographed are actually the butt cracks of men and women. (Check out the hirsute bust in a cocktail dress...
Of the many subversive crafts we've seen over the years—crocheted cupcakes, cameras and hamburgers come to mind—Marianne Batlle's handmade mix of sex and fashion takes the concept to a decidedly more edgy level. The Paris-based...
Pierre et Gilles Retrospective
by Shawn Thomson A rare exhibition of famed photographers Pierre et Gilles opened in Berlin last month, comprising a total of 80 unique large-format works spanning over 30 years of collaboration and featuring images never before shown in public. In...