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06.18.14 Marina Galperina

The above image, titled Unknown Woman, 1930s, was taken Soho photographer John Deakin. It may or may not be famous artist Francis Bacon in drag. According to The Guardian, collection manager of the Deakin Archive Paul Rousseau became a bit obsessed with this theory, proposed by commenters in a prior article. He used the same ForensicaGPS facial recognition software used by law […]

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05.14.14 Sophie Weiner

French photographer Frederic Nauczyciel spent the last several years capturing a vogueing community in Baltimore and began to photograph them both in the studio and outdoors. When he returned to France, he managed to connect with similar scenes in Paris, producing a series of photos pairing the beauty of these underground cultures with the harsh surroundings where […]

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11.04.13 Tod Seelie

Last weekend, Secret Project Robot’s Día de Muertos-themed Bushwig: Tears of a Clown mixed the drag show tradition with something dark. Enough that there’s a disclaimer discouraging the easily offended and those with heart conditions from attending. What happened this time? “The performer getting burned with cigarettes while not missing a beat of lip-syncing to weird electro was pretty […]

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05.22.13 Marina Galperina

Sorry for the money shot upfront, but wow. We’ve been anticipating dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei‘s heavy metal music and here it is: “Dumbass.” Or something worse, really, something the New York Times only refers to as “a rather vulgar Chinese word.” Ai worked with Wong Kar-wai’s cinematographer Christopher Doyle, which is why the video is […]

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