Johnny Minotaur, surrealist poet and artist Charles Henri Ford's 1971 film, is a lyrical explosion of taboos: Incest, man-boy love and power dynamics, pansexuality and autoeroticism are just a few of the issues he grapples with. After the film was lost for two decades, the New American Cinema Group ... More >>
MM Serra is struggling to find a New York City venue bold enough to exhibit Charles Henri Ford's 1971 surrealist memoir film, Johnny Minotaur. Nobody wants to bite. This experimental classic reflects on teen sexuality with explicit homoerotic imagery. Unnamed institutions refuse to show it ... More >>
What started simply as a passion led to a career and a way out of a halfway house for Mark Cline, who has become a successful street artist, muralist and chalk artist. It's a profession, he says, that allows him to do exactly what he was born to do. "I am an artist," says Cline. "I am also a music ... More >>
Crispin Hellion Glover is many things. He's a cult figure, known for his baffling performance art-like appearance on David Letterman, as well as a decidedly outsider filmmaker who creates offbeat art films featuring actors with Down's syndrome and cerebral palsy. He's a musician who once did a spine ... More >>
Alice Cooper is a shock rock pioneer that's influenced countless artists with his on stage horror movie imagery and antics, which included hangings and beheadings by guillotine. Theatrics aside, Cooper (aka Vincent Furnier) is also a talented songwriter. Hits like "I'm Eighteen," "School's Out" and ... More >>
#89: Kym Bloom Working with resin, photography, digital mediums and candy, Kym Bloom's work is a striking and unique take on pop art. A member of Zip 37 and co-owner of Kanon Collective, Bloom is also an integral to the creative community as both an artist and a supporter of others. In advance of h ... More >>
UPDATE 11/14/12: Alright, now this is just disappointing. As you can see from the photo above, sometime between our last update last night and this morning, some unscrupulous person(s) defaced the new Jerry Garcia mural on the east wall of 314 E. 13th Avenue, the former home of Bender's Tavern and ... More >>
Crossover was a hallmark of early avant-garde art. Experimental music influenced experimental dance; experimental dance influenced experimental film; experimental film influenced experimental art. Tonight, with "Film/Still: The Short Films of Maya Deren" at Denver FilmCenter, the Denver Film Society ... More >>
Wax your mustaches and practice your crazy eyes: Salvador Dali is coming to Colorado, for a month-long stay at the Center for the Arts/ Evergreen. Okay, so it's unlikely that Dali himself will show up. And the items on display are actually poster reproductions on loan from the Dali museum in Flori ... More >>
David Bowie's Hunky Dory was originally released on December 17, 1971No matter how hard he tried, David Bowie just couldn't fit into the '60s. From having to abandon his birth-name (Davy Jones) to the pop-darling Monkees singer, to staring in Ice Cream commercials in order to finance his tank ... More >>
This week, Nickelodeon has been running some of its favorite shows of the '90s, finally tapping into what the Internet has been saying all along: People like old television programming. And, as Netflix continues to make its customers increasingly irate with price increases (information releas ... More >>
Last week, the Internetz finally caught wind of Denver-based artist Landon Meier's exceptionally creepy Hyperflesh masks, most notably with a 2009 video of a creepy family walking down the 16th Street Mall with baby heads on. Meier's masks have got a bit more traction recently with a perfect ... More >>
It doesn't take much evidence beyond his most famous paintings to suspect that Salvador Dalí was a weird dude: The persistence of crazy, distended forms, melting clocks, blood, rot and genitals is probably enough to draw that conclusion. But Dalí's weirdness went far beyond its expression i ... More >>
The Denver-bred Quiznos chain is an odd duck. While its toasted sandwiches are now sold coast to coast, it's courted controversy because of its franchise practices. And its commercials, while memorable, are pretty damn strange, whether it's singing mutant hamsters, sexualized talking ovens or ... More >>
All hail. Since it's a well known scientific fact that the mustache is the best and most manly form of facial hair, let's start with a definition: A mustache consists of hair grown in some form above the mouth -- but not below it; i.e., if you have hair on your chin, you do not have a mustach ... More >>
Figure 87a. University Hills: Surreal outdoor art show exhibits familiar objects in a foreign place. Artists in Denver are a dime a dozen, but art collectors are worth their weight in gold. The University Hills home pictured above proves how an art collector can turn an ordinary ranch-style h ... More >>
Aaron ThackerayPixiesFillmore AuditoriumMonday, November 16, 2009See more photos on the slideshow page.Better than: having whores in your head. About six decades before the Pixies released their watershed album Doolittle in 1989, Salvador Dali and Luis Bunuel teamed up to make a sixtee ... More >>
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