20140726

A Short History Of Rent Boys In Popular Culture








1. David Zanes Rent Boys (DUTCH #6), 1996
2. D&G Spring/Summer 2000
3. DSquared Spring/Summer 2001
4. Dirk Bikkembergs Spring/Summer 2000
5. Raf Simons Spring/Summer 2014
6. Raf Simons/Sterling Ruby Fall/Winter 2014

Before the metrosexual was the boytoy/toyboy. 1996-2000. In tank tops, fringe tops, leather tops, rubber boots. Until Beckham came. Only Hedi and Raf resisted througout. One of them returned to rubber boots.
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20140721

Sweat And Stains, 2014

or 'Sperm, Spunk And Shit'











All clothes LAZOSCHMIDL
Belt Comme des Garçons Homme Plus

Not your average menswear-cum-couture. Debuting their first capsule collection for Spring/Summer 2015, LAZOSCHMIDL approach the post-body fetishism of contemporary art (that is: body liquids). Poop is reconfigured as screenprint artwork and piss is elevated as crystallized stain. Hand-sown, hand-painted, hand-embellished. Shop now!
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20140717

Apples, Cigarettes etc.






Artworks Roe Ethridge

Hunger for photorealism of photos of realism. Realist photos. Naturalist photos. Outdoor food sex. Exhibitionist fruit, nicotine fruit, the slurp of aphrodisiac.
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20140711

The Camp Of Plagiarism II



Alex Katz Round Hill, 1977
Steven Meisel An Interpretation, 1997

It is not a secret. For the Spring/Summer 2015 campaign, the newly redefined Loewe brand (directed by J.W. Anderson) is appropriating the work of Steven Meisel, who himself is appropriating a painting by Alex Katz. The truth is never/always sad.
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See also Nudist Camp

20140706

I Want To Break Free













Queen - I Want To Break Free 1984

A hymn. A song that always reminds me of the work of McDermott & McGough. The reason why it is okay to wear a cow-pattern leotard, pointy tits and sing while vacuum cleaning. The reason why it is okay to be Lady Gaga. And why we should never forget where we are coming from.
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