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A must for those who like fun in a good ambiance.
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Until 07 20 2013:
expositionNicole Canet presents a drawings, paintings and documents exhibition about Jean Boullet in her amazing erotic gallery.
A subversive genius, Jean Boullet (1921-1970) was an extraordinary personality, exciting, fascinating, and drawn toward all sorts of abnormalities. Before it was accepted fashion he dressed in full leather ; his body was covered in tattoos, including an eagle on his back whose wings appeared to beat as he raised his arms. He was proud of his homosexuality and of his knowledge of things bizarre, and went as far as seeking out lovers with anatomical peculiarities.
‘Dracula is my master’, Boullet was known to say, and Bram Stoker (the creator of the legendary vampire) was his idol.
The exhibition and catalogue offer a unique opportunity to discover some rare, previously unseen drawings produced to illustrate works by some of the world’s best-known writers, Victor Hugo, Dante, Ovid, La Fontaine, Shakespeare, Verlaine and Boris Vian. They are the product of a fertile imagination and offer a modern imagery of a kind more recently revisited.
His paintings, like his drawings, bear witness to his times and he belongs to the line of such painters falling somewhere between Félix Labisse, the French surrealist painter, and Leonor Fini, the Argentinean surrealist.
The man who portrayed in drawings Jean Cocteau, Piéral, Boris Vian, Colette, Juliette Gréco and many other stars never quite exorcised his demons and ultimately met a tragic end: his destiny was to lead him to Algeria where, in December 1970, he was found hanging from a tree.
Whether it was murder or suicide, no one can say, but this denouement à la Pasolini helped create the legend that surrounds him.
In the Blog
Les éditions "Des Ailes Sur Un Tracteur" publie un recueil de bandes dessinées en faveur de la lutte contre l'homophobie.
La vidéo de Xavier Dolan pour Indochine fait polémique. Mais pas l'homophobie qui se déchaine en France depuis quelques mois.
Le calendrier des différentes GayPrides de France est sorti
L'association des Ours de Paris organise tous les ans des événements pour les mecs forts, poilus et ceux qui les aiment, comme dit la formule consacrée.
Paris-Gay.Com is a complete guide for gay and lesbian life in Paris, France. A listing with all homosexual, lesbian or gay-friendly venues (bars, restaurants, saunas, clubs, shops...) or associations, a diary for main events (clubbing, exhibitions, parties...), tips to help gay visitors, some gay or lesbian oriented tours of the french capital and lots of photograph galleries, of course.