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06.24.13 Marina Galperina

Laurel Nakadate’s lastest exhibition is, in many ways, a far departure from dancing in her underwear in seedy apartments of old, bald strangers from the internet. Nakadate travelled thirty-seven thousand miles across thirty-one states to find her “Relations” — distant cousins of various racial backgrounds. One with a shotgun. One in a crib. All standing inside the glaring […]

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06.11.12 Marina Galperina

“It’s mostly faded, but it’s still there,” says James Franco. We just watched tattoo legend Mark Mahoney carve “BRAD” into his forearm with a switchblade, in a video art. He’s about to show me, but Laurel Nakadate interrupts with a “teenage girl cutter scar” joke. […]

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06.07.12 Marina Galperina

This Saturday, the Hollywood actor who makes you angry because he’s totally committed to this artist thing and the sexy, sexy artist Laurel Nakadate will take part in some happening at the New Museum from 5:30 to 6:30pm. There will be knives. There will be hard bromance In Memoriam. Also, possibly, a psychic, reports Gothamist. […]

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04.19.12 Marina Galperina

This May’s Playboy cover features The Hole’s Assistant Director May Andersen, a 29-year-old Danish model. Is is “The first and probably the only Playboy cover to include a member of the art world.” What a shame. What a shame indeed that other arty females haven’t had the pleasure of getting nude to vamp for the men’s saucy glossy, but no worries! […]

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03.30.12 Marina Galperina

Presenting: The “collaborative art project” Webcam Tears which is really a Tumblr, featuring crying teenage girls who are really 20-something internet-famous seapunks. Sometimes. “In a time where showing genitals on the internet is not shocking anymore, tears are a new form of pornography,” says fashion journalist Dora Moutot and she wants you to sob and snivel on webcam for her. She says […]

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02.16.12 Marina Galperina

Oh, what? The sparkly, sudsy, porny, big time visual artist Marilyn Minter has curated a show at superstar Maurizio Cattelan’s new gallery. It’s called “The Virgins.” Among them, New Casualist painters and the NY gallery debut of one Hennessy Youngman. Go, Hennessy! […]

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09.29.11 Marina Galperina

Now that Laurel Nakadate and James Franco have teamed up for a Performa fest project, they’re going to have sex, indubitably. Unless they already have. Even this tiny preview pic is so loaded with sexual tension, looking into their simmering eyes make you feel like a third. […]

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01.17.11 Marina Galperina

Laurel Nakadate hopped into cars with bloated balding strangers, danced to Britney and played dead in their living rooms, held guns to their temples and strutted in her skimpies on tape. She woke sleeping women and stripped them on tape. She cried, daily, on tape… for art. […]

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