Saturday, December 29, 2012

Margiela For H & M is finally available at H & M prices

I really liked this line, I thought there were some good solid pieces but a little pricey for a secondary line. Some of the pieces that are left have gone on sale and they're a lot more affordable now. I got this whole table full for a cool $190.00

The one piece that is really amazing is the tablecloth, it didn't get a lot of press and there were not that many made, I only saw them on sale once and at one store. I bought a few sets to give to friends and then never saw them again.

Its a giant piece of linen with a photographic print of a table after a party, with confetti and streamers and 4 matching napkins.....amazing

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Harry Nilsson Snow

Its hard to say which version is best

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas Visitors

Been having a great time with my friends Bill Arning and Colby Keller, Mark Mcray and Rick Herron...I love this time of year when people who've moved far away come back to the swingingest city on earth!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Brioni Purple Velvet Smoking Jacket

This is a look I can really get behind....

Elsa Perretti Snake

A friend lent me this incredible piece of Jewelry and I'm incredibly drawn to it, weird, as I am not a jewelry guy and not a snake guy either. My friends all look great with it too!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Being Alive...

I have these 2 friends, Deborah Kass and Leo Torres, they're different as night and day a lesbian painter in her 50's and a mexican american electro punk in his late 20s and they both love this, I think I do too

Monday, November 19, 2012

Colby Keller In My Studio

This guy was totally awesome, really fun and cute with a great attitude!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

What a Wonderful World..

I went on a date this past sunday with a guy who was around my age, which is kind of amazing as I don't meet too many guys who have been around for a while and remained happy and optimistic, so it was pretty fun. We didn't have sex, we just walked around the neighborhood and talked. It was a beautiful day, 62 degrees. then, he had to go meet a client so I walked him to his vehicle, which was parked in front of my studio and we kissed, right there on the street, in front of my studio in the neighborhood where I live, in broad daylight. It was really nice, I got all tingly so we did it again, and again and it felt great....and nothing happened....... nobody laughed at us, no one yelled "FAGGOTT" people walked right past us minding their business....the world really has changed and I love it.

It seems people are so used to the idea of same sex couples that to be against it or shout out something inflammatory would just be....weird, which is great! I'm seeing a level of acceptance that I never dreamed imaginable and I'm continually finding little bits of internalized homphobia hiding in little dark corners that I'm working on eradicating.

I still remember when Bill Clinton passed "Don't ask, Don't tell" I thought that was pretty good, maybe the best we could hope for. And then I started dating a former marine who received a dishonerable discharge because he was seen coming out of a gay bar in Korea.....and it didn't seem so fair to me. I saw gay characters in books and movies hide their lovers from their families and I thought that was ok, it was understandable even in this day and age and then I heard real life stories of some of the indignities partners had to endure and all of a sudden that dosn't seem ok to me and to a whole lot of other people in this world.

I watched the film "The Help" recently and I was reminded of the way racisim was normal, accepted behavior in this country when I was a little kid and then thought about all of the changes that have happened there and I love that too. 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

No Smoking Sandy

After over preparing for last years "Irene" I've gotta say I'm glad I had those extra flashlight batteries and all those candles, hurricane sandy was the real deal. I went out for a walk in my neighborhood around 8:15 on monday night and i almost turned around and went right back home because the winds were still so strong but I decided to keep walking. I turned down 1st street towards 2nd avenue and saw a 2 story tall freestanding gas station sign in the middle of the street, knocked down by the wind...I could have been walking under it when.....

   I walked past my favorite bar "Urge" and they had taped up a handwritten sign saying "Open! 2 for one!" So I went in and orded a drink then zzzt...out went the lights....there were plenty of candles lit so it was ok. The bartender told the bar back to lock the doors and everyone started smoking....except me....this would have been a great excuse tio have a cigarette but no, I wasn't even tempted

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Maison Martin Margiela For H&M....

   There are a lot of great pieces in this collection, prices are a little high for H&M, almost what you might be able to find the originals for at final markdown, which is the only way I shop...... but it looks pretty good! Some friends of mine were  at the launch party the other night and said they were impressed with the quality and bought bags and bags of this stuff, the rest of us will have to wait till Novemeber 15 when the line officially launches.

For complte images of every piece along with prices, click here....

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Another Great Day In NYC

I just got to see the coolest punk band in the universe"Savages" for free,a half a block away from where I live. It kind of, dosnt get much better than this. Every show they've played this week has been sold out then they decided to do a free afternoon show at Pianos with 6 other bands and i showed up a little early, was let in and witnessed one of the most thrilling live shows Ive seen in years. The bassist and the guitarist were great but the drummer was amazing as was the vocalist. I got the t shirt, I'm humming the tunes...I'm a fan... I love my life!

Street Art

Friday, October 19, 2012

Chris Kluwe's letter to Emmett C. Burns Jr., One of the Most Brilliant Pieces of Literature I've Read Recently

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo has spoken out in favor of a Maryland ballot initiative that would legalize gay marriage. Yahoo has published a letter that Maryland state delegate Emmett C. Burns Jr. wrote last week to Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, urging him to "inhibit such expressions from your employee." This is Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe's response to Burns.
Dear Emmett C. Burns Jr.,
I find it inconceivable that you are an elected official of Maryland's state government. Your vitriolic hatred and bigotry make me ashamed and disgusted to think that you are in any way responsible for shaping policy at any level. The views you espouse neglect to consider several fundamental key points, which I will outline in great detail (you may want to hire an intern to help you with the longer words):
1. As I suspect you have not read the Constitution, I would like to remind you that the very first, the VERY FIRST Amendment in this founding document deals with the freedom of speech, particularly the abridgment of said freedom. By using your position as an elected official (when referring to your constituents so as to implicitly threaten the Ravens organization) to state that the Ravens should "inhibit such expressions from your employees," more specifically Brendon Ayanbadejo, not only are you clearly violating the First Amendment, you also come across as a narcissistic fromunda stain. What on earth would possess you to be so mind-boggingly stupid? It baffles me that a man such as yourself, a man who relies on that same First Amendment to pursue your own religious studies without fear of persecution from the state, could somehow justify stifling another person's right to speech. To call that hypocritical would be to do a disservice to the word. Mindfucking obscenely hypocritical starts to approach it a little bit.
2. "Many of your fans are opposed to such a view and feel it has no place in a sport that is strictly for pride, entertainment, and excitement." Holy fucking shitballs. Did you seriously just say that, as someone who's "deeply involved in government task forces on the legacy of slavery in Maryland"? Have you not heard of Kenny Washington? Jackie Robinson? As recently as 1962 the NFL still had segregation, which was only done away with by brave athletes and coaches daring to speak their mind and do the right thing, and you're going to say that political views have "no place in a sport"? I can't even begin to fathom the cognitive dissonance that must be coursing through your rapidly addled mind right now; the mental gymnastics your brain has to tortuously contort itself through to make such a preposterous statement are surely worthy of an Olympic gold medal (the Russian judge gives you a 10 for "beautiful oppressionism").
3. This is more a personal quibble of mine, but why do you hate freedom? Why do you hate the fact that other people want a chance to live their lives and be happy, even though they may believe in something different than you, or act different than you? How does gay marriage, in any way shape or form, affect your life? If gay marriage becomes legal, are you worried that all of a sudden you'll start thinking about penis? "Oh shit. Gay marriage just passed. Gotta get me some of that hot dong action!" Will all of your friends suddenly turn gay and refuse to come to your Sunday Ticket grill-outs? (Unlikely, since gay people enjoy watching football too.)
I can assure you that gay people getting married will have zero effect on your life. They won't come into your house and steal your children. They won't magically turn you into a lustful cockmonster. They won't even overthrow the government in an orgy of hedonistic debauchery because all of a sudden they have the same legal rights as the other 90 percent of our population—rights like Social Security benefits, child care tax credits, Family and Medical Leave to take care of loved ones, and COBRA healthcare for spouses and children. You know what having these rights will make gays? Full-fledged American citizens just like everyone else, with the freedom to pursue happiness and all that entails. Do the civil-rights struggles of the past 200 years mean absolutely nothing to you?
In closing, I would like to say that I hope this letter, in some small way, causes you to reflect upon the magnitude of the colossal foot in mouth clusterfuck you so brazenly unleashed on a man whose only crime was speaking out for something he believed in. Best of luck in the next election; I'm fairly certain you might need it.
Chris Kluwe
P.S. I've also been vocal as hell about the issue of gay marriage so you can take your "I know of no other NFL player who has done what Mr. Ayanbadejo is doing" and shove it in your close-minded, totally lacking in empathy piehole and choke on it. Asshole.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Robbie Williams "Candy"

This guy is looking great with a little touch of silver in his daddy

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Thomas Dozol @ Jack Hanley

Check out the backroom blacklight pieces, they were my favorites

Slavs & Tatars at Forever and Today

I loved this show of watermelon shaped globes hanging from a structure which looked like a chinese character. At the opening they served melon Kabobs

Monday, October 1, 2012

Kenny Scharf Mural on Norfolk St

This new Kenny Scharf mural appeared on the back side of a restaurant right next to my studio on Norfolk street and I think it's pretty great.

It's amazing how much Norfolk st has appeared in my NY trajectory. My first summer here in 1981, I stayed in a free room in an apartment that some friends of mine from Minnesota had. this was on Norfolk and Stanton.

 When I came back to NYC for good in 1983 I stayed with another friend on Norfolk and Rivington.

My currant studio is on Norfolk between Stanton and Rivington.....


Saturday, September 22, 2012


   HIV is still such a huge issue. I'm Negative, get tested regularly and always use a condom and when I hook up,  I like to hook up with other guys who are also negative. When I state this in a post or profile I sometimes get a hostile reaction, that I'm being mean or hurtful by stating my preference. I dont blame or belittle Poz guys and I had 2 long term relationships with poz guys.  I would just rather hook up with guys who are negative like me and I think it's ok to have this preference.

   I have nothing but the deepest respect for my poz brother's and sisters and from the sound of it, if one is poz it's prob more fun to have sex with another poz guy. So why not clear the air and talk about it?

   I realize I probably am more concerned about this than a lot of people, it's just that, having seen a lot of people die of this disease in the '80's and '90's when nothing could be done made an indelible impact on me.

   Watching one boyfrind die of this disease and hearing another boyfriend tell me that he had a longtime lover behind my back who was Poz like him and with whom he could have unrestricted sex  helped form my preference.

   I also find it odd when some guys use the euphemism "clean" when i ask their HIV status, then on further discussion they tell me that they're actually poz but undetectable.

   It's a complicated issue for sure and I try and be compassionate when dealing with others, I welcome suggestions and comments. Thanks

Friday, July 13, 2012

B-Out review in Today's NY Times



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    Scott Hug’s a good artist who knows, or knows of, many other good artists. And he’s pulled just over a hundred of them together for this jigsaw puzzle of a summer group show about being outside the social norm and loving it.
    Give a quick look around and you’ll spot tributes to all sorts of dare-to-be-different heroes: Elizabeth Taylor in a tough-talking Kathe Burkhart portrait; Nina Simone, as enshrined in a rec-room altarpiece by Chris Bogia; and — a twofer — Emily Dickinson and Francis of Assisi chastely conjoined in one of Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt’s minutely majestic assemblages.
    Carrie Moyer and Sheila Pepe, partners in art as in life, paper a wall with the likenesses of dozens of radical women who appear on yet-to-be-issued postage stamps commemorating Women’s History Month. In a painting by Celeste Dupuy-Spencer, guys wear Sandra Bernhard and Dolly Parton badges. And Barton Lidice Benes, who died in May, contributes a homage (or something) to Larry Craig, the former Idaho senator who in 2007 took some heat for playing footsie with the wrong guy in an airport bathroom. A hero? Probably to somebody out there.
    But you get the drift. And if you visit, you’ll get more good things, among which let me tag drawings by Cody Critcheloe, Micki Pellerano and Lorenzo De Los Angeles; a very funny outtake from John Fireman’s film on the performer Jack Ferver; a ship chandelier by Yeni Mao; and an entire tiny room devoted to photocollages and other concoctions by the great beyond-out-and-born-that-way May Wilson (1905-1986).
    So have fun. (You will.) And stay late next Thursday, when the writer Cynthia Carr will read from her new biography of David Wojnarowicz, yet another artist on Mr. Hug’s admirable and endless A list.

    Thursday, July 5, 2012

    B-Out Opens tonight....

    July 5 Andrew Edlin Gallery, 134 Tenth Avenue, New York, 6–9 p.m

    I'm very excited to be showing a wooden room painting in this show which opens tonight

    please join me for the opening!

    Friday, June 22, 2012

    The Mutable Portrait

    Here's my work in a group show curated by Jacob Robichaux. That's Jacob to my left, he chose this group and seeing them on the walls like this as he hung them, I realize that half of the guys here are ex boyfriends. Of the other 3 one's a guy that I used to have a major unrequited crush on and we are now friends. One of the subjects is a neighbor who I never met in person, only online. Of the ex boyfriends, one moved away and became my best friend, one moved away and stopped communicating and one moved away and occasionally clicks the like button on a photo on my facebook page, and that's all as it's meant to be. The time I spent with each of these guys was rewarding in different ways, I changed, I grew and I can't imagine myself in a relationship with any of them today, they're all great guys, it's just that, we were together for exactly how long we were meant to be and the experiences that I've had since then have all been necessary for making me who I am today. It's cool how things happen just the way they were meant to.