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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Lana, Ava, Judy & Lena



The MGM  stars of the Hollywood goldenen era: Lana Turner, Ava Gardner, Judy Garland and Lena Horne were all very close girlfriends in the 1940s while under contract to Metro.  Lana & Ava even shared husbands, but what few people know about was that these great stars were also saaphic sweeties as well as close confidants.  Just one of those little tidbits of historical lore that I’m throwing out to ya!

Got mentioned in this blog called Weird Sisters as one of 2015’s best bloggers.  See for yourself with this link that came to me courtesy of the famous Love Camel aka: Andrea Novarin in the UK:


Attention all you true philanthrapists out there and not those rich ungenerous idiots that only give money to see their name on a building or museum wing.  Please give mucho moula$$$$ to support Lia Gangitano and Participant Inc. Gallery the only not-for-profit gallery that promotes left field work in New York City.  Lia has sacrificed everything and continues to daily go against the odds in presenting challenging work that no one else would dare touch.  Lia is art personified and is a New York treasure.  I have known and worked with her for way over 20 plus years and she always keeps me surprised and invigorated with her sassy smarts and genius glamour.   Read her little missive below and click on the contribution section and make haste and send her gobs of filthy lucre.  Its an easy rule for kids to follow.

Friends,

Last week we joined our heroes, and family members -- Martin Wong, Johanna Fateman, Vaginal Davis, James Son Ford Thomas -- among the New York Times Best of 2015. It's YOU who make it happen.

Help us be our best by making a year-end, tax-deductible 
contribution


"It defied definition."
--Emre H√ľner on Greer Lankton, LOVE ME, Best of 2015, Artists' Artists
Support from our community allows us to produce this and other unprecedented projects such as A.K. Burns, A SMEARY SPOT; Doveman and Tom Kalin, My Silent One (In the Sweetness of Time), and our current El Mirage by Martin Gustavsson, which hosts Stanley Love Performance Group in residence to produce a new work this January, Tapestry Truths; and Ephemera Office Enterprises: Martin Wong, organized by Olga Dekalo in conjunction with Martin Wong: Human Instamatic at the Bronx Museum of the Arts.
Your gift goes a long way. Thanks for your support.

With our gratitude, and warm wishes for the new,
Lia
PARTICIPANT

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The Magic Flute project at 80 WSE Gallery and Come on Daughter Save Me at Invisible-Exports Gallery were hugely successful with tons of press, below are some of the links from Art Forum, The New York Times and The New Yorker Magazine.  It was a lot of work and great fun collaborating with a group of wonderful talented people.  Of course I am now on to the next project as there is no rest for perennially wicked.


-- The New York Times, Dec 2015