SIZE MATTERS, STARRING JACK MACKENROTH
Painting by Paul Richmond
One of the key aspects of fashion design is fit, a concept that Project Runway alum Jack Mackenroth knows all too well. As he squats down to measure a client’s inseam, the sudden draft he feels on his backside reminds him that he should have paid a little more attention to his own measurements that day. Things get cheeky as his otherwise impeccably crafted pants begin to head south, dragging his undies along for the ride. However, if a fashion designer can measure his success by the number of heads turned, then Jack and his sexy wardrobe malfunction should be Bryant Park-bound!
About the print:
Print size: 12″ × 16″ with a 1.5” white border on all sides
Print run: 200
Limited edition museum-quality fine art Giclee print made using HiFi Inkjet printer with archival, long life, pigment-based ink on premium semi-glossy photo paper. The print is signed, titled, and dated under the image.
It will be sent in a plastic sleeve in a rigid mailing tube. The piece ships USPS First Class.
“Size Matters, Starring Jack Mackenroth” was created for Paul Richmond’s upcoming exhibit CHEESECAKE scheduled for June 2010 at the Center on Halsted in Chicago. If you would like to learn more about Paul’s work and be first in line to see the new pieces created for this exhibit, sign up for Paul’s e-mail newsletter here:
My Cheesecake paintings put a long overdue twist on classic pin-up art. I’m interested in challenging traditional gender roles that have been reinforced by artistic expressions of sexuality in the past. It intrigues me that it was almost exclusively women who were depicted as hapless victims of skin-baring circumstance, such as the pin-up girls by Gil Elvgrin and Art Frahm. Those ladies couldn’t even walk down the street without their skirts blowing up or their underwear falling down (or both!). Meanwhile, male pin-ups by artists like Tom of Finland were generally afforded more control over their sexy shenanigans. I believe gravity and other forces conspiring to rob people of their clothing should take an equal-opportunity approach. Therefore, the models for my Cheesecake exhibit are all men; in this case, gay male celebrities from various artistic arenas of pop culture including actor Jesse Archer, designer Bobby Trendy, musician Ari Gold, and blogger Perez Hilton. Each figure is shown in the midst of a revealing and “accidental” wardrobe malfunction, struggling to gather his aplomb and his pants without ever losing his cool.
©2010 Paul Richmond
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