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PHOTOS: James Franco Moves To “Gay Town” With New Art Exhibit

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Adding yet another queer feather to his cap, James Franco is debuting “Gay Town” a new solo art show of painting, video, drawing, film, sculpture and photography in Berlin. Coinciding with the Berlin Film Festival, the exhibit is being housed in a temporary project space run on the historic Karl- Marx-Allee through March 9.

From the by Peres Projects exhibit release:

GAY TOWN explores a variety of themes that are central to Franco’s artistic practice, mainly issues related to adolescence, public and private persona, stereotypes and other societal concerns such as society’s preoccupation with celebrity.

Franco created most of the works for GAY TOWN over the past two years, making many of the works in hotel rooms, makeshift studios and other temporary locations whilst completing other projects, mainly motion pictures. Franco makes reference to several of his motion picture work and related projects in parts of the installations and other works on view in GAY TOWN.

References his motion-picture work? Franco may be an artiste, but he’s also a canny marketer.

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h/t: OMG Blog

 

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5 Comments

  • yaoming

    Is this for real?

  • Atasi

    Nice art work from the “Jamesi” lol!!

  • DarthKitsune

    I just. . .I don’t even-. Damn you James Franco!

  • Sass-zilla

    Wow. He sure is an interesting character… I can’t figure it out though. Either he is a shrewd marketer who is cashing in on his sex appeal to us gays, taking the longest slowest public trip out of the closet, or is he brilliant and really examining gay culture as a sociologist would: categorizing our need for segregation amongst ourselves; observing our behaviors; dissecting our cultural icons; and exploring our fascination with gay celebrity in connection to the world’s desire for famous people. I really don’t know which it is and if he is great and someone to watch or goofy and someone we are giving way too much credit to. (And would anybody else be able to do what he has done recently if he wasn’t already famous?)

  • Allen D.

    Is anyone else sick of this jackass yet? I don’t know what his obsession is with ‘gay’ things. I’m not one of those people that will immediately start screaming “he’s GAY!”. I just think he’s annoying.

    And “Interior: Leather Bar” is the most self-indulgent, stupid “movies” I have ever seen.

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