Post image for Can Rectal Realism (and Other 1970s Art) Inspire?

Despite my longtime interest in New York art from the 1970s, I somehow never imagined delving into an artistic process called, quite literally, “rectal realism.” However, last week, I found myself in a small room at the Gershwin Hotel at “Fresh Faces from the 1970s” a film screening and discussion, watching artist Neke Carson painting “I love you” with a paintbrush shoved in his butt.

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Post image for Strange Protest by Old Skool Performance Artist Against Lady Gaga

Some peculiar things end up in our inbox on a daily basis but this one stood out. Performance artist Colette has staged a strange protest against Lady Gaga at Barney’s Lady Gaga windows.

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