Artist Eunsuk Yoo recently removed his sculptural installation of Spider-man sporting a clearly visible erection. His other choice was to modify it, which he chose not to do. He explained his impetus for making the scandalous piece of art:
“I wanted apply the natural physical phenomenon to a superhero depict whats’s natural in the morning without lies and superficial-ness in a comical way.”
Sounds good to us! He can climb the trees in our forest any time. For a mid-century Japanese Batman taking it up the ass, click here. Really.
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Posted in ANIMALS: Human and otherwise..., Architecture, Art and Artists, Comics, GAY GAZE: Visual Culture, Photos, Art, Comics, Film, Objects, etc..., Korea/s, Photography, Strange News
Tagged Art, Erection, Eunsuk Yoo, Korea, Sculpture, Spiderman
Not what we might usually think of when yellow hanky and recycle both are tags for a post! Sight seen by pal of this site C. Jacob Hale in the tiny town of Murphy’s, California. Tucked up in the Sierras, it’s where to go when you need a urinal. Which, as it turns out, we really do. Those who knew infamous gay archivist Willie Walker may know why. Mike? Others may speculate. Selavy. C’est la Guerre. Tout le Monde manges Pommes de Terre.
Posted in Architecture, DIY and Maker Culture, GAY GAZE: Visual Culture, Photos, Art, Comics, Film, Objects, etc..., Northern California, Photography, Subcultures
Tagged California, Culture, DIY, Gay, Home Improvement, Photography, Recycle, Urinal, Yellow Hanky
Hard. Crystal. Dick. Usually a contradiction in terms, but not this time. The chandelier hangs down in its natural state, but we flipped it for effect. What? Move towards the light…closer, closer, there you are! Thanks to old pal Stafford for this one.
Posted in Architecture, GAY GAZE: Visual Culture, Photos, Art, Comics, Film, Objects, etc...
Tagged Chandelier, Crystal, Gay, Interior Design, Lamp, Phallic, Pun, Wordplay
Another seasonal tidbit from Jake Hale, who gets them at the crossroads where Leathermen meet the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. This one is via Sister Dali Do’mystique who found it “on the Internet.” Know more about it? Who gets credit for this bit of ho ho hoery? Help fill in the blanks!
Posted in Architecture, GAY GAZE: Visual Culture, Photos, Art, Comics, Film, Objects, etc..., Leather, Photography, Sexy Holidays, Street Art, Grafitti, etc.
Tagged Art, Culture, Gay, Homoerotic, Kinky, Leather, Photography, Piss, Pop, Santa, SOPI, Watersports, Yellow Hanky
Castro Street. photo: Gay Highwaymen
Remarkable what you can learn in a barber’s chair. Louie’s Barbershop at 422 Castro Street has been at that address since 1932. Marcello’s Pizza, its neighbor to the north, has been there since 1978, and Rossi’s Deli has been there since…well, almost forever. Now, these familiar neighborhood haunts may be threatened. Word through the Gay-vine is that the old building has changed hands, and that the reasonable rents that have kept it stable for years are scheduled to skyrocket. Details are fuzzy, but multiple heirs and international investors are said to figure into the situation.
Small business is the heart of urban neighborhoods. Each one that gets forced out and replaced by a McBiz diminishes the soul of the place. As do empty storefronts. The international corporations and holding companies that invest in urban real estate are not invested in the well-being of residents. They buy pieces of neighborhoods for their portfolios and don’t care much about occupancy. Raise the rent by a factor of ten, then write off the vacant building. Its just good business…and there goes the neighborhood.
Posted in Architecture, History, Photography, San Francisco, SCANDAL: Politics, Crime, Revolution and More., Signage
Tagged Castro Street, Corporate Crime, Culture, Gay, Louie's Barbershop, Marcello's Pizza, Neighborhood, Occupy Castro, OWS, Real Estate, Rossi's Deli, Shop Main Street, Small Business
What’s the buzz? Hornet nest on caulking board. Nest about the size of a football. 2011.
When I visited Minneapolis. Minnesota earlier this week, I was struck by all of the reflective surface on the downtown skyscrapers, and the way they blended with the architecture of Minneapolis. This is a picture of one of the skyscrapers (a Wells Fargo building, I believe), reflecting an old stone church that stands next to it.
The soaring Torre Agbar in Barcelona was purportedly inspired by the geysers of Montserrat, a nearby mountain. It has attracted a number of racy nicknames, including “el supositori” or…the suppository. It was designed by French architect Jean Nouvel and opened in 2005. For more phallic architecture, click here.
It’s official. The world’s tallest stone building, the rock-hard phallic symbol of the United States of America, cracked in yesterday’s rare east coast earthquake. Satirical website ChristWire has scooped the “real” religious extremists in blaming the gays. They write: “Tremble and cower, nation of perverse homosexual communist fecal fetish meisters. Do you think you can lustfully revel in the mucky glory hole of a skippy-dee-doo-dah gender denier and then get away from God’s wrath, gays?” Well…we can TRY!
Posted in Architecture, New York, SCANDAL: Politics, Crime, Revolution and More., Strange News, Washington DC
Tagged Christwire, Earthquake, Gay, Phallic Architecture, Satire, Washington Monument
Norwood Young's "House of the Naked Davids"
Nineteen naked “Davids” festoon the Hancock Park residence of Norwood Young. The huge reproductions of Michelangelo’s famous statue have not always been popular with Young’s neighbors. His decorating choices have made him the subject of several lawsuits over the years. He notes of the sale: “It’s up to the new owner to decide what to do with all the David statues.” For the LA Times article, plus a video of the strange spread, click here.
Posted in Architecture, Collecting, Gardening, Los Angeles, Strange News
Tagged architecture, Art, Camp, Culture, David, Hancock Park, House, Kitsch, Los Angeles, Michelangelo, Naked