Tag Archives: John Waters


Dispatches
A still from A. K. Burns and A. L. Steiner’s Community       Action Center, 2010.COURTESY THE ARTISTS

Here and Queer: ‘Queer Fantasy’ Opens at OHWOW Gallery

On a recent unseasonably warm morning, William J. Simmons, an eager graduate student at City University of New York, was sweating and talking about art theory. It was one of the first humid days of the year, and Simmons was … Read More


News
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Morning Links: Sunburn Art Edition

The Delaware Art Museum has sold Andrew Wyeth’s Arthur Cleveland and Winslow Homer’s Milking Time in an effort to replace funds lost to construction debt. [USA Today]MoMA has hired Yasmil Raymond, a Dia Art Foundation curator since 2009, to serve as associate … Read More


Artists News
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John Waters at RISD Commencement: ‘Contemporary Art’s Job Is to Wreck What Came Before’

John Waters received an honorary doctorate and spoke at the Rhode Island School of Design’s commencement late last month, and as you can probably imagine, it was filled with plenty of fine moments. “Not being around assholes should be the goal … Read More


Reviews
John Waters, Brainiac, 2014, C-print, 36" x 29". ©JOHN WATERS/COURTESY THE ARTIST AND MARIANNE BOESKY GALLERY, NEW YORK

John Waters at Marianne Boesky

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News

John Waters Will Show a 74-Minute Sequel to ‘Pink Flamingos’ at Marianne Boesky in 2015

Director John Waters, shown here in an over-Botoxed fake portrait, will screen a new 74-minute video at Marianne Boesky Gallery at his exhibition that opens there on January 9, 2015. Since Waters hasn’t released a feature-length film since 2004’s A … Read More


Features
Paul McCarthy and Damon McCarthy exemplify comic grossness in their multimedia piece Caribbean Pirates, 2005.

When Bad Is Good

Artworks that mimic soft porn, showcase embalmed animals, mock the Pope, and otherwise offend propriety are filling auctions, museums, and galleries. Is there anything left to be upset about? Read More


Features
Kiki Seror’s digital animation-with-sound DVD Fly-By Mission 2000: Invisible Invaders, 2000. COURTESY I-20, NEW YORK

How Far Can You Go?

With male nudes in full display, pornography a common source material, and explicit imagery the norm in galleries and museums, sex in art has become fun, disturbing, raunchy—even cerebral. Read More