If you are going to do it , do it right, Scooter LaForge has the passion and drive throughout his work that I long for it when I am in its absence. Scooter has coupled up with the dynamic Patricia Field and team to create unique wearable art and will be available exclusively at the famed Bowery Street boutique and online at www.patriciafield.com. Scooter, work it out! Two snaps up and a figure eight.
New York, NY 10012
Open Mon-Thu 11am-8pm; Fri-Sat 11am-9pm; Sun 11am-7pm
For the first day of summer in New York, Scooter LaForge is offering the FIRST PUBLISHED SURVEY of his work. This book of images will feature all of the sexy trash and trashy sex that has quickly made this artist a legend. Highlights include celebrity collaborations, paintings and some of his iconic fashions, and it will be a limited edition print so be sure to get yours while supplies last. Editions go on sale during opening night of “QUEER FROM ZERO TO A HUNDRED.” This show will open in conjunction with New York’s Gay Pride, and continue for 2 months, offering the public a rare glimpse of work as well as the opportunity to purchase this rare offering. This show, focusing on the queer aspects of his work, ties in with a legacy that has seen Scooter LaForge rise from San Fransisco notable, even designing the 2010 Castro Street Fair logo, to an enticing artist who is decidedly one to watch. With 20 paintings, sculptures, and drawings under one roof for the first time ever, “QUEER FROM ZERO TO A HUNDRED” will be a full-throttle glimpse into his highly charged world.
The price for the book is $60 or $100 for a book with a tee shirt!!!! xxoxoox
6pm to 8pm
Theater for the New City
155 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10003-2906
Hostage negotiations underway. Scooter Laforge will takes the reins of Accidental Bear for one more glorious day and then release his hostage. He will go out with a BANG!
Accidental: Would you ever or have you had sex with a tranny?
Scooter: Yes, I think I would have sex with a tranny… she would have to be masculine…. well I should be honest.. I am really vanilla, I have never been with a woman, I just am an average joe who likes dudes.
Accidental: Mr. Laforge there ain’t nothing average about you! I think the majority of gays are vanilla, it’s just the extreme fringe that gets most of the publics attention.
Accidental: Whats the first thing you think of when I say Corn?
Accidental: How would you respond if someone said you are the Keith Haring of today?
Scooter: “I have been obcessed with Keith Haring since I was in elementary school. I collected EVERYTHING I could get my hands on. I got ALL FIVE K. Haring swatches. Books, hats, sweatshirts, tee shirts, blow up babies, a radio, stickers. I still love him so much and never tire of looking at his work. He is the reason I became an artist. ”
Accidental: What’s the first thing that come to mind when I say DP?
Scooter: Double penetration
Accidental: Ha ha , yeah what self loving queer would think of anything else.
DAY 2 stand off…
Accidental B. Do you consider yourself a “street artist” ? I see so much crap art around these days with so much emphasis put on the framing and not what in the frame.
Scooter “I DON’T CONSIDER MYSELF A STREET ARTIST… MY PAINTINGS HAVE LAYERS AND LAYERS OF WORK… USUALLY STREET ART IS VERY HURRIED AND QUICK… I WORK ON PAINTINGS FOR MONTHS AND MONTHS AND SOMETIMES YEARS! I LOVE STREET ART, THOUGH, AND CAREFUL OBSERVATION WOULD FIND SOME WHEAT PASTES IN NYC THAT ARE PURE ME. ”
Accidental B. How do you feel about the art a happening around you in NYC? Is there any other place in the world you would like to spend time doing art for inspiration?
Scooter ” THE ART WORLD HERE IN NYC IS ALIVE AGAIN. ALL MY FRIENDS ARE ARTIST OR PEOPLE WHO LOVE ART AND ARE VERY PRODUCTIVE. WE DO LOTS OF COLLABORATIONS. I HANG OUT WITH PHOTOGRAPHERS AND SINGERS AND WRITERS AND DANCERS GARBAGE MEN AND COMPUTER GEEKS AND CLUB KIDS. I HAVE AN ART STUDIO ON BROADWAY AND CANAL AND HAVE VISITORS ALMOST EVERY DAY. I REALLY DON’T BELIEVE THERE IS ANY OTHER PLACE IN THE WORLD THAT I COULD DO WHAT I DO. I HAVE BEEN PAINTING FOR MANY YEARS, BUT, MY CAREER DID NOT TAKE OFF UNTIL I MOVED HERE FROM SAN FRANCISCO. I LOVE SAN FRANCISCO THERE IS NOT OTHER MAGICAL PLACE LIKE IT IN THE WORLD. “