“just penis” by fernando carpaneda shakes brasilia

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What always has attracted me to Fernando Carpaneda, artistically speaking, is that in his art, the shock value or controversy is only a natural consequence of his point of view. In my opinion, the Brazilian born artist based in New York City, Carpaneda truly has an eye that goes beyond what could be seen as pornography, by many, reaching out for the love he feels and expresses mostly for the male body in all shapes and forms. There is a raw approach allied to a solid craftsmanship that produces intense art that screams sexuality, but with a valid justification for it to exist in his underground world. There are no boundaries, only the beauty of a journey, sometimes a long one, that leaves no room for hesitation normally found in most people. The show JUST PENIS, curated by Rogério Carvalho, is a combination of 117 works; drawings and photographs of penises taken by Fernando of men from all walks of life. It opens today in Brasilia at the Arte XXX Escritorio de Arte.

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As a bonus, there will also be a screening of the movie Gazelle The Love Issue, where Fernando had an important scene with me during one his shows at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, in New York City

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lady buNNy in trans-jester

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Believe me, this is the show you don’t want to miss in New York City. If there is a “queen” who can bring down any house, literally, is Lady Bunny: be ready for an unapologetic and beyond entertaining  “one woman” show, at The StoneWall Inn that will leave you speechless and wanting for more until the very end.  ‘Trans-Jester” is smartly written and perfectly delivered in a strong tone that takes pop culture to an even dirtier and funnier level…

 

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me and Bunny

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gazeLLe the love iSSue opens the first iFFnoho

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  • moi with Ross Shaw
  • darling friend photographer Jo Lance, moi and director Cesar Terranova

The opening night of the first IFFNOHO (International Film Festival of North Hollywood) in Los Angeles was just a lot of fun. I felt extremely happy that the movie Gazelle The Love Issue by Cesar Terranova was selected to be the opening film of the festival. It has been just a great run for this movie, and it was just so exciting to be able to attend the screening.

 

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moi by Cesar Terranova / NOHO in Los Angeles

Paul Smith suit & Gucci shoes, both painted by artist Scooter LaForge. Flower headpiece by Christian Svoboda

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renaiSSance barcelona fira hotel gives you palms

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Looking for a hotel in Barcelona? Well, I can suggest the incredible, needless to say amazing, Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel !! This incredible building was designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel and Ribas & Ribas. The best way to describe it is that it reminded me of a vertical garden; filled with palms and vegetation given you a feeling of surreal oasis. In my room, the striking window was shaped as palm fronds creating a sublime vision when combined from the outside light. There is quite a lot of visual information to absorb, so go slow because what you see once my be something else later… At the Palmer Restaurant, on the last floor, I had a lovely dinner that ended with this superb fromage mousse ….oh my, my, my, my!!

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mac cosmetics “pro to pro” in nyc

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The “Pro To Pro” Mac Cosmetics event, beautifully put together by Mao PR, was indeed quite a happening in New York City. An exquisite life art installation was the center piece of this party, where models were “only” covered in paint. Guests, and I must say amazing guests, rotated around the piece in a very relaxed, cool and fun ambience.

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moi with my darling friends Scooter LaForge & Patrick McDonald

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h niteroi hotel is a delightful surprise

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Niteroi is a city located about 40 minutes from Rio de Janeiro. I was there to attend a dinner with dearest friends, and the hotel I stayed over night was absolutely wonderful. H Niteroi Hotel indeed gave me a fantastic experience from the beginning to end. The deluxe front view room 1603 was such a delight surprise…I didn’t want to leave…

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frog king at shanghai tang in hong kong

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In Hong Kong, I was invited by my dear friend Andres Throckmorton Stickney to attend an event at the Shanghai Tang boutique, where Andres is one of the designers. The event celebrated the collaboration of this luxurious brand with Frog King, a very famous local artist, that resulted in the most coolest glasses collection. It was a fun night with performance, lost of champagne and fashion….I love Hong Kong !!

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with Frog King

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