Alexandria Lira’s NSFW “F*CKBOYS” Portraits

At East Hampton's Roman Fine Art, an exhibition of subjects found on Tinder

After matching on Tinder, Brooklyn-based artist Alexandria Lira informs swipers that she’s interested in photographing them. Lira then captures nude or partially nude scenes of her matches sprawled out in beds, chairs or couches. These scenes are then printed on large-scale canvases and painted with oils. Lira chooses the color palette for the painting based on the emotional temperature she reads from the subjects. Each …

Talking Tech, Gender, Pleasure and Politics With Lora DiCarlo’s Founder

We speak with Lora Haddock about overhauling an industry with innovation and inclusivity

“Hold the phone, did you just call women’s sexual health and wellness ‘profane?'”

“Robert Mapplethorpe: Choreography for an exhibition” at Museo Madre, Naples

Classic art juxtaposed with the iconic photographer's work in a show that explores human form

Symmetry was one of beloved photographer Robert Mapplethorpe‘s obsessions. Now, 30 years after his death, Mapplethorpe is celebrated with a major retrospective at NYC’s Guggenheim Museum and also in a smaller, more precious exhibition at the Museo Madre in Naples. Robert Mapplethorpe. Choreography for an Exhibition (curated by Laura Valente and Andrea Viliani) is focused on the athletic body—that of the performers, dancers and athletes who were often the subjects …