Oil on canvas
40.5” x 54.25”
“Once called the “the Toulouse-Lautrec of Times Square” by Robert Patrick, a noted New York playwright, Patrick Angus (1953-1992) is to the gay underground of New York’s 1980s as the famous French painter was to the outré Paris of a century earlier. Much as Lautrec devoted his art to the risqué world of Parisian dance hall girls and prostitutes, Patrick Angus focused his incisive eye on New York’s largely neglected gay underground - the hustler bars, baths and the male burlesques at the fringes of gay life.”
Portrait of John Singer Sargent
Wrrk it, JSS
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Salvador Dalí, “Young Virgin Auto-Sodomized by the Horns of Her Own Chastity”
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Out at drinks the other night, someone saw this ARC in my bag and guffawed. “That looks like a lazy freshman’s attempt to do Magritte,” was the criticism. But, like, it is Magritte, dear.
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I once thought it was a good idea to turn this in for a class assignment.
But even I have to admit: that’s a beautiful blood bag.
Vanessa Bell, “Conversation Piece,” 1912. (University of California, San Diego)
I haven’t seen this photo before; I love it.
Indeed, I am amazed, a little alarmed (for as you have the children, the fame by rights belongs to me) by your combination of pure artistic vision and brilliance of imagination. […] I was hugely impressed, and kept on saying that your genius as a painter, though rather greater than I like, does still shed a ray on mine. I mean, people will say, What a gifted couple! Well: it would have been nicer had they said: Virginia had all the gifts; dear old Nessa was a domestic character - Alas, alas, they’ll never say that now.
Virginia Woolf, in a letter to her sister, Vanessa Bell. 2nd June 1926.
It’s this kind of thing that reminds me that her letters are just as compelling and enjoyable as her novels.
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Gustav Klimt, “Forsthaus in Weissenbach Am Attersee”
Please may I step in and live here?
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