Homoeroticism has always been a taboo in our society’s cultural fabric. Nonetheless, it has been prevalent in art, film, and fashion for years. Whether or not intentional, homosexuality has titillated and provoked extreme reactions which for some corporate advertisers can be a great marketing tool. (more…)
The February 2014 issue of Interview Magazine playfully pushes the boundaries of the “American Hustle”. Photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, the 25-page spread features models Chad White, Jamie Wise, Brian Shimansky, Langdon Falgoust, and Veit Couturier in a host of sexy scenarios. (more…)
Dirty stumbled upon a ‘Glamour Gallery’ from the archives ofEsquire Magazine. This one features a bevy of beauties in 1948 captured to perfection by the most renown painters of the time. We couldn’t help but marvel at the coquettish, flirty pin–ups exuding the glamour of Old Hollywood. Each painting portrays a mise-en-scène that is as much about the mood as it is about the girl. (more…)
We can only hope that the film lives up to the dramatic crescendo of the trailer for “Yves Saint Laurent“, the new biopic chronicling the career of one of the most lauded designers of his time. Directed by Jalil Lespert, the film follows Saint Laurent’s early appointment as head designer of Dior, the critics ruthless deluge of skepticism, his relationship with lover Pierre Bergé, and his undeniable genius. From what we can see, actor Pierre Niney, who bares an uncanny resemblance to Saint Laurent, delivers a sound performance, capturing both the extravagance as well as the crippling insecurities which plagued the designer throughout his life. (more…)
Transgender divas Carmen Carrera and Laverne Cox graced the “Katie” show yesterday to discuss their meteoric rises to fame with host, Katie Couric. Carrera has parlayed a stint on RuPaul’s Drag Race to become an in-demand model, recently appearing in Italian Vogue and W Magazine. Now she has her eye on becoming the first transgender Victoria’s Secret Model. Cox currently stars as the endearing Sophia on the hit Netflix series, Orange is the New Black and is also producing a documentary about a trans prisoner. Previously she appeared on VH1′s Transform Me, along with Dirty girl Nina Poon.
Art collides with music and fashion in the short film “Future Relic 01″, presented by New York city based artist, Daniel Arsham. Hip-Hop producer, Swizz Beats and fashion designer Richard Chai have collaborated with Arsham to create a visually arresting piece which follows an archeologist’s quest for self-discovery. The viewer is left to decipher the value of unraveled objects on this post-apocalyptic excavation.
In a continued effort to revamp its tarnished brand, Diesel has enlisted photographer Terry Richardson to shoot a 2014 calendar. Each month features an edgy pin-up girl flexing her sexual muscles and begging to be put in a comprising situation. The calendar includes supermodel Omahyra Mota and rapper Brooke Candy. (more…)
After four days of hardcore partying with Kimye and Diddy at Miami Art Basel 2013, Dirty remembers the reason why this international fair actually started in the first place: to showcase art. One of the most talked-about exhibitions came from controversial artist, Kevin Berlin. (more…)
The Queens Museum has officially opened its doors after a much anticipated renovation. Led by Grimshaw Architects, the $68 million transformation took more than seven years to complete. The “new museum” has doubled in size and features a striking 48 foot tall atrium entrance led by a canopy of glass panels programmed with LED lighting. The expansion includes studio space for artist residencies, a 5,000 -square-foot public library, new exhibition space, and six new galleries. In one of the new galleries, visitors will be able to experience a 9,335-square-foot panorama of New York City commissioned by Robert Moses — the world’s largest scale architectural model.
The Vienna Model, a recent exhibit at New York’s Austrian Cultural Forum celebrated the city’s unique approach to public, subsidized housing. Austria has had a history of employing prominent architects including Adolf Loos to produce public housing that is both visually striking and functional. Over 60% of the Viennese currently live in municipally owned housing whereas almost 85% of New Yorkers live in privately owned residences, proof of the stark contrast of the social and economic infrastructures between the United States and other countries.
Pieter Hugo, one of South Africa’s most renown photographers has made a career of capturing the disenfranchised people of the continent. His most talked about series “The Hyena and Other Men” (2005-2007) depicts nomadic minstrels in Nigeria who perform with hyenas and other wild animals. Initially termed bank robbers, drug dealers, and debt collectors by a South African newspaper, Hugo was insistent on unraveling the myth behind these figures. (more…)
“Robert Indiana: Beyond LOVE,” a new exhibition currently at the Whitney Museum, explores the career of an instrumental figure in the Pop Art movement. A self proclaimed “sign painter”, Indiana appropriated words and symbols into his work, representing the landscape of post war America. He examined American identity — tackling themes including death, forgiveness, and love. (more…)