Meera SethiAn Ideal Boy - Good Habits. Digital, 11 in. x 17 in. 2010.

An Ideal Boy – Good Habits” is an ironic take on an educational chart used throughout India.

The original chart was part of a popular series of instructional illustrations for children that served as a guide to socially ‘appropriate’ behaviour.

My take on the chart uses irony to draw attention to the normative heterosexual agenda of the original and playfully suggests a re-education: one can be gay and be “An Ideal Boy” at the same time. Borrowing the hand-painted, mis-registered aesthetic quality of the original version, my poster is a double-take that suggests the unexpected.

asylum-art:

Ronald VENTURA - Artist works - Galerie Perrotink
Ronald Ventura ranks as one of the leading artists of his generation. With their unique combinations of figurative motifs, his paintings and sculptures are now among the most recognizable images of contemporary art in Southeast Asia. His work features a complex layering of images and styles, ranging from hyperrealism to cartoons and graffiti. Ventura takes the layering process in his work as a metaphor for the multifaceted national identity of the Philippines. Over the centuries, the profound influences of various occupying powers
asylum-art:

Ronald VENTURA - Artist works - Galerie Perrotink
Ronald Ventura ranks as one of the leading artists of his generation. With their unique combinations of figurative motifs, his paintings and sculptures are now among the most recognizable images of contemporary art in Southeast Asia. His work features a complex layering of images and styles, ranging from hyperrealism to cartoons and graffiti. Ventura takes the layering process in his work as a metaphor for the multifaceted national identity of the Philippines. Over the centuries, the profound influences of various occupying powers
asylum-art:

Ronald VENTURA - Artist works - Galerie Perrotink
Ronald Ventura ranks as one of the leading artists of his generation. With their unique combinations of figurative motifs, his paintings and sculptures are now among the most recognizable images of contemporary art in Southeast Asia. His work features a complex layering of images and styles, ranging from hyperrealism to cartoons and graffiti. Ventura takes the layering process in his work as a metaphor for the multifaceted national identity of the Philippines. Over the centuries, the profound influences of various occupying powers
asylum-art:

Ronald VENTURA - Artist works - Galerie Perrotink
Ronald Ventura ranks as one of the leading artists of his generation. With their unique combinations of figurative motifs, his paintings and sculptures are now among the most recognizable images of contemporary art in Southeast Asia. His work features a complex layering of images and styles, ranging from hyperrealism to cartoons and graffiti. Ventura takes the layering process in his work as a metaphor for the multifaceted national identity of the Philippines. Over the centuries, the profound influences of various occupying powers
asylum-art:

Ronald VENTURA - Artist works - Galerie Perrotink
Ronald Ventura ranks as one of the leading artists of his generation. With their unique combinations of figurative motifs, his paintings and sculptures are now among the most recognizable images of contemporary art in Southeast Asia. His work features a complex layering of images and styles, ranging from hyperrealism to cartoons and graffiti. Ventura takes the layering process in his work as a metaphor for the multifaceted national identity of the Philippines. Over the centuries, the profound influences of various occupying powers
asylum-art:

Ronald VENTURA - Artist works - Galerie Perrotink
Ronald Ventura ranks as one of the leading artists of his generation. With their unique combinations of figurative motifs, his paintings and sculptures are now among the most recognizable images of contemporary art in Southeast Asia. His work features a complex layering of images and styles, ranging from hyperrealism to cartoons and graffiti. Ventura takes the layering process in his work as a metaphor for the multifaceted national identity of the Philippines. Over the centuries, the profound influences of various occupying powers
asylum-art:

Ronald VENTURA - Artist works - Galerie Perrotink
Ronald Ventura ranks as one of the leading artists of his generation. With their unique combinations of figurative motifs, his paintings and sculptures are now among the most recognizable images of contemporary art in Southeast Asia. His work features a complex layering of images and styles, ranging from hyperrealism to cartoons and graffiti. Ventura takes the layering process in his work as a metaphor for the multifaceted national identity of the Philippines. Over the centuries, the profound influences of various occupying powers
asylum-art:

Ronald VENTURA - Artist works - Galerie Perrotink
Ronald Ventura ranks as one of the leading artists of his generation. With their unique combinations of figurative motifs, his paintings and sculptures are now among the most recognizable images of contemporary art in Southeast Asia. His work features a complex layering of images and styles, ranging from hyperrealism to cartoons and graffiti. Ventura takes the layering process in his work as a metaphor for the multifaceted national identity of the Philippines. Over the centuries, the profound influences of various occupying powers
asylum-art:

Ronald VENTURA - Artist works - Galerie Perrotink
Ronald Ventura ranks as one of the leading artists of his generation. With their unique combinations of figurative motifs, his paintings and sculptures are now among the most recognizable images of contemporary art in Southeast Asia. His work features a complex layering of images and styles, ranging from hyperrealism to cartoons and graffiti. Ventura takes the layering process in his work as a metaphor for the multifaceted national identity of the Philippines. Over the centuries, the profound influences of various occupying powers
asylum-art:

Ronald VENTURA - Artist works - Galerie Perrotink
Ronald Ventura ranks as one of the leading artists of his generation. With their unique combinations of figurative motifs, his paintings and sculptures are now among the most recognizable images of contemporary art in Southeast Asia. His work features a complex layering of images and styles, ranging from hyperrealism to cartoons and graffiti. Ventura takes the layering process in his work as a metaphor for the multifaceted national identity of the Philippines. Over the centuries, the profound influences of various occupying powers

asylum-art:

Ronald VENTURA - Artist works - Galerie Perrotink

Ronald Ventura ranks as one of the leading artists of his generation. With their unique combinations of figurative motifs, his paintings and sculptures are now among the most recognizable images of contemporary art in Southeast Asia. His work features a complex layering of images and styles, ranging from hyperrealism to cartoons and graffiti. Ventura takes the layering process in his work as a metaphor for the multifaceted national identity of the Philippines. Over the centuries, the profound influences of various occupying powers

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"3 Days" by Rhye.

Oh, I’m famished.

So I’ll eat your minerals

Like a rabid beast at a foolish feast

I’ll steal your breath,

Like a twisted thief with a mangled glove,

It’s just my nature, I ruin love

It’s just my nature, I ruin love

Stealing kisses in those misses within beats

Stealing kisses in those bloody sheets,

I’m killing you… I’m killing you.

There’s a window in time

3 days to feel each other, crack this spine

It’s gonna break, cave in on itself

Love is terminal not built to last

Burn bright, burn fast

Burn bright, burn fast

Stealing kisses in those misses within beats

Stealing kisses in those bloody sheets,

So many ways.

So many ways

We got three days to feel each other

We got three days to sing this song

homo-online:

HOMO

Cool illustration. Fantastic film.
nickdrake:

Keith Haring.

I love the one of him reading a book.  nickdrake:

Keith Haring.

I love the one of him reading a book.  nickdrake:

Keith Haring.

I love the one of him reading a book.  nickdrake:

Keith Haring.

I love the one of him reading a book.  nickdrake:

Keith Haring.

I love the one of him reading a book.  nickdrake:

Keith Haring.

I love the one of him reading a book.  nickdrake:

Keith Haring.

I love the one of him reading a book.  nickdrake:

Keith Haring.

I love the one of him reading a book.  nickdrake:

Keith Haring.

I love the one of him reading a book.  nickdrake:

Keith Haring.

I love the one of him reading a book. 

"It’s midnight; it’s raining outside." 

"Philosophers and philosophy can no longer be isolated, disguised, hidden. And this is precisely because everyday life is the supreme court where wisdom, knowledge and power are brought to judgement. "

Henri Lefebvre. Critique of Everyday Life, Volume I.

cigartop:


"Lots of artists can fill their work with aching homosexual tension, but no one else can make the impending sodomy look quite as classy and exquisitely dressed as Leyendecker can.” - source

Before Rockwell, a Gay Artist Defined the Perfect American Male"Nobody had to tell J.C. Leyendecker that sex sells. Before the conservative backlash of the mid-20th century, the American public celebrated his images of sleek muscle-men, whose glistening homo-eroticism adorned endless magazine covers. Yet Leyendecker’s name is almost forgotten, whitewashed over by Norman Rockwell’s legacy of tame, small-town Americana.
"Rockwell was just an 11-year old kid when Leyendecker created the legendary “Arrow Collar Man” in 1905, used to advertise the clothing company’s miraculous detachable collars. One of America’s first recognizable sex symbols, this icon of masculinity was defined by his poise and perfection, whether on the sports field or at the dinner table. Like the Gibson Girl, the Arrow Collar Man developed a singular identity, equal parts jock and dandy, who supposedly received more fan letters than silent film heartthrob Rudolph Valentino. To top things off, Leyendecker’s men were often modeled after his lover and lifetime companion, Charles Beach, making their secret romance a front-page feature across the U.S."

- continue reading this article by Hunter Oatman-Stanford in Collectors Weekly.

Additional reading can be found at one of my favorite sites: Gay Influence.

J.C. Leyendecker in 1895.
cigartop:


"Lots of artists can fill their work with aching homosexual tension, but no one else can make the impending sodomy look quite as classy and exquisitely dressed as Leyendecker can.” - source

Before Rockwell, a Gay Artist Defined the Perfect American Male"Nobody had to tell J.C. Leyendecker that sex sells. Before the conservative backlash of the mid-20th century, the American public celebrated his images of sleek muscle-men, whose glistening homo-eroticism adorned endless magazine covers. Yet Leyendecker’s name is almost forgotten, whitewashed over by Norman Rockwell’s legacy of tame, small-town Americana.
"Rockwell was just an 11-year old kid when Leyendecker created the legendary “Arrow Collar Man” in 1905, used to advertise the clothing company’s miraculous detachable collars. One of America’s first recognizable sex symbols, this icon of masculinity was defined by his poise and perfection, whether on the sports field or at the dinner table. Like the Gibson Girl, the Arrow Collar Man developed a singular identity, equal parts jock and dandy, who supposedly received more fan letters than silent film heartthrob Rudolph Valentino. To top things off, Leyendecker’s men were often modeled after his lover and lifetime companion, Charles Beach, making their secret romance a front-page feature across the U.S."

- continue reading this article by Hunter Oatman-Stanford in Collectors Weekly.

Additional reading can be found at one of my favorite sites: Gay Influence.

J.C. Leyendecker in 1895.
cigartop:


"Lots of artists can fill their work with aching homosexual tension, but no one else can make the impending sodomy look quite as classy and exquisitely dressed as Leyendecker can.” - source

Before Rockwell, a Gay Artist Defined the Perfect American Male"Nobody had to tell J.C. Leyendecker that sex sells. Before the conservative backlash of the mid-20th century, the American public celebrated his images of sleek muscle-men, whose glistening homo-eroticism adorned endless magazine covers. Yet Leyendecker’s name is almost forgotten, whitewashed over by Norman Rockwell’s legacy of tame, small-town Americana.
"Rockwell was just an 11-year old kid when Leyendecker created the legendary “Arrow Collar Man” in 1905, used to advertise the clothing company’s miraculous detachable collars. One of America’s first recognizable sex symbols, this icon of masculinity was defined by his poise and perfection, whether on the sports field or at the dinner table. Like the Gibson Girl, the Arrow Collar Man developed a singular identity, equal parts jock and dandy, who supposedly received more fan letters than silent film heartthrob Rudolph Valentino. To top things off, Leyendecker’s men were often modeled after his lover and lifetime companion, Charles Beach, making their secret romance a front-page feature across the U.S."

- continue reading this article by Hunter Oatman-Stanford in Collectors Weekly.

Additional reading can be found at one of my favorite sites: Gay Influence.

J.C. Leyendecker in 1895.

cigartop:

"Lots of artists can fill their work with aching homosexual tension, but no one else can make the impending sodomy look quite as classy and exquisitely dressed as Leyendecker can.” - source

Before Rockwell, a Gay Artist Defined the Perfect American Male
"Nobody had to tell J.C. Leyendecker that sex sells. Before the conservative backlash of the mid-20th century, the American public celebrated his images of sleek muscle-men, whose glistening homo-eroticism adorned endless magazine covers. Yet Leyendecker’s name is almost forgotten, whitewashed over by Norman Rockwell’s legacy of tame, small-town Americana.

"Rockwell was just an 11-year old kid when Leyendecker created the legendary “Arrow Collar Man” in 1905, used to advertise the clothing company’s miraculous detachable collars. One of America’s first recognizable sex symbols, this icon of masculinity was defined by his poise and perfection, whether on the sports field or at the dinner table. Like the Gibson Girl, the Arrow Collar Man developed a singular identity, equal parts jock and dandy, who supposedly received more fan letters than silent film heartthrob Rudolph Valentino. To top things off, Leyendecker’s men were often modeled after his lover and lifetime companion, Charles Beach, making their secret romance a front-page feature across the U.S."

- continue reading this article by Hunter Oatman-Stanford in Collectors Weekly.

Additional reading can be found at one of my favorite sites: Gay Influence.

J.C. Leyendecker in 1895.

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