✨Tupac Shakur ✨
Every time I speak I want the truth to come out. Every time I speak I want a shiver. I don’t want them to be like they know what I’m gonna say because it’s polite. I'm not saying I’m gonna rule the world or I’m gonna change the world, but I guarantee you that I will spark the brain that will change the world.
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Juan Gabriel- I feel like I'm finally getting over my creative block. I spent my day reflecting on my journey to where I am today. My art has changed a lot and adapted to the time I have allowed to do it. I remembered a project I wanted to do that would combine my collages with my favorite videos. Today I figured out how to do them and I'm super excited to see where this takes me. For now, here's a quick #collage
Queer of the day 🍄Keith Haring🍄
As a young artist living in New York City in 1980, Keith Haring had an epiphany: "One day, riding in the subway, I saw this empty black panel where an advertisement was supposed to go. I immediately realized that this was the perfect place to draw. I went back above ground to a card shop and bought a box of white chalk, went down and did a drawing on it. . . . I kept seeing more and more of these black spaces, and I drew on them whenever I saw ...one. . . . People were completely enthralled."
His artistic influences ranged from Jean Dubuffet and William Burroughs to Walt Disney and Dr. Seuss. Haring's vibrant visual vocabulary included cartoon-like crawling babies, pyramids, barking dogs, and flying saucers.
Haring felt that art should not be a precious commodity accessible only to the privileged. He went on from his subway chalk drawings to place his images and sculpture in public places throughout the world. His personal symbol, the Radiant Baby, appeared on an electronic billboard in Times Square. He painted a mural on a section of the Berlin Wall. He often included the public in the making of art, once engaging 10,000 children in the creation of a 100 foot banner for the Statue of Liberty's centennial.
Haring's desire to make his art available to the public led him in 1986 to open the Pop Shop, a unique retail store selling t-shirts, posters, and other merchandise bearing his signature images. The entire interior of the story was painted in his unique style.
After Haring was diagnosed with AIDS in 1988, he established the Keith Haring Foundation to provide funding to AIDS organizations and children's programs. Near the end of his life Haring used his imagery to promote AIDS activism and awareness.
He died of AIDS-related complications at the age of 31 on February 16, 1990.
Queer of the day
🌹Cole Porter🌹 Cole Porter grew up wealthy - his grandfather, James Omar Cole, was a prosperous coal and timber speculator. Porter began musical training during his early childhood. Despite his musical talents, however, Porter's grandfather envisioned an attorney's career for him and sent him to Yale University.
At Yale, He expanded his musical repertoire and composed 300 songs, including two football fight songs, "Yale Bulldog" and "Bingo Eli Yale", which a...re still played today. After one year at Harvard Law School, Porter chose to follow his true passion and transferred to Harvard's School of Music. Porter enjoyed brief success in 1915 with his first song in a Broadway musical. A year later, his first full production, "See America First," closed after only two weeks.
After several other failures, Porter moved to Paris. The songs he wrote there, including "You Don't Know Paree" and "I Love Paris", reflect his affection for the city. In 1928, his first big hit, "Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love," appeared in the musical "Paris."
Porter lived in an era of strict homosexuality taboos. Public knowledge of his sexuality, Porter feared, could compromise his success. Like many gay public figures, Porter married a woman for convenience. His wife, Linda Lee Thomas, may have been bisexual. The arrangement helped both Thomas and Porter. Thomas remained a socialite with a high-profile husband, while Porter hid his sexuality under the guise of a marriage. Porter had relationships with talented men, including Boston socialite Howard Sturgess, architect Ed Tauch and choreographer Nelson Barclift, the inspiration for "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home to."
A horse riding accident in 1937 badly crippled Porter's legs. His condition left him in constant pain and required more than 30 surgeries. He continued to write songs, though his prominence waned until 1948, when he wrote "Kiss Me, Kate," one of his most famous works. The production earned the Tony Award for Best Musical, and Porter won the Tony for Best Composer and Lyricist.
Queer of the day⚡️Leigh Bowery⚡️ Leigh Bowery was a London-based performance artist, club promoter, and designer. He was also a significant model for the English painter, Lucian Freud. Born in Sunshine, Australia, a suburb of Melbourne. He studied music, played piano, and in Melbourne he studied fashion and design. He moved to London in 1980, drawn by tantalising images of the post-punk club scene. He arrived as the New Romantics were taking up residence at venues like the Bl...itz. One of his first gigs was working on the video for Bowie’s ‘Ashes to Ashes’. Bowery’s passion for provocation took many forms. In the early ’80s, he designed and sold clothes (which he later described as ‘Vivienne Westwood rip-offs’) in Kensington Market. But it was his own, unique, extreme style that set him apart. Designer Rifat Ozbek remembers first seeing Bowery at Heaven at the time: ‘You’d think this is it, this is the ultimate, you can’t go further than this, and then you’d see him the next night with a whole new look. He always outdid himself.’ He wrote in his diary in 1981: ‘Fashion, where all girls have clear skin, blue eyes, blonde-blown wavy hair and a size 10 figure, and all the men have clear skin, moustaches, short waved blonde hair and masculine physical appearance, STINKS.” For the most part, Bowery decided to use his own body as a canvas for self-expression