antonio lopez cocktail party at the leslie lohman




host Robert W Richards with guests at the Polaroid set up stage




me and Snoogy Brown

I attended the opening reception party for the El Museo del Barrio for ANTONIO LOPEZ: A Photo Cocktail Party. It was a pop-up installation at The Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art’s satellite space, The Prince Street Project, celebrating the 1979 legendary party hosted by Antonio Lopez and his creative partner Juan Ramos at New York City’s Robert Freidus Gallery. The event was hosted by Cynthia Powell and Robert W Richards, and attendees revived the scene atmosphere when Antonio and Juan invited party-goers to pose for a large-format polaroid camera and the images were immediately displayed on the gallery walls. I loved the photo I took with Snoogy Brown. Today is the last day of this exhibit, if you want to know a little more about this iconic fashion illustrator. The show, although small, is marvelous and inspiring….and yes my photo is there on the wall somewhere !



Snoogy Brown, Patrick McDonald, moi and Christopher Tipper Stevens

Freak Chic by Gazelle Paulo

interface at leslie lohman



This week in New York, I attended the two openings (private viewing and general public) of the Interface show, curated by photographer and artist Walt Cessna, at the Leslie Lohman Foundation, in Soho.
Interface, queer artists forming communities through social media, has a super cool group of artists exhibiting their pieces, from Dietmar Busse to Scooter LaForge and Ben Copperwheat to Brian Kenny. The show will run until August 2nd.



moi inside an art installation by artist by Diego Montoya, and with curator Walt Cessna.


Freak Chic
by Gazelle Paulo

Gazelle also writes for TheBlot Magazine