April 8, 2009

Event: The Painted Boy Gay Erotic Art Fair


After a long and exhausting week reporting on GAYVN drama (and we weren’t even there!), we decided to soothe our soul by looking at some artwork…of porn stars. The Painted Boy Gay Erotic Art Fair unspooled at the LGBT Center in the Village last weekend and featured more than 70 talented artists and appearances by Tiger Tyson and Manuel Torres. We sipped the free wine (but resisted the Blimpie sub) and browsed the aisles, stopping to chat up our bud Chuck from Chuckpixxx.com, who was showing off his Big Penis book, and photographer WilsonModels.com to compare notes on Black Party fatalities (none this year, but we did hear that überhottie Mr. HX Doug Repetti killed when he paid homage to our girl Brit Brit by dancing around with a snake). Among the many works, we spotted an evocative painting of classic ’70s screen stud Al Parker by artist George Towne and a dreamy drawing of Chad Douglas (oh, that mustache!) by Robert W. Richards. Also represented were newer models such as Ryan Raz (rumored to be a RSS exclusive) and a certain Russian director who was at the center of much awards angst. And no, Michael Lucas wasn’t in attendance. He hightailed it out of town posthaste to his mother country following the awards show debacle. Maybe his soul needed soothing too.

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