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I Couldn’t Resist

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There’s been a lot of debate in the last few days centered around my latest painting, and I’ve enjoyed reading some of the various conversations floating around online. After reading an essay this morning on a site called Hillbuzz, I decided to add a little more to the discussion. The article, titled “We’re Sure There’s Something in This to Upset Everyone,” uses my painting as an example of what the gay author feels is a misguided effort by marriage equality activists to alienate opponents by seeking marriage over civil unions or domestic partnership agreements. You can read his very thorough and thoughtful argument HERE. And here’s my response:

This is Paul Richmond, the artist responsible for bringing you “Noah’s Gay Wedding Cruise,” which I’m thrilled to see has sparked some interesting debate here and elsewhere online. What more could an artist hope for?

Even though there’s probably not much question about my stance on the issue, I couldn’t resist throwing in my two cents after read…

The Gayest Ever!

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The gay blog site Towleroad deemed my Noah painting the “Gayest Painting of Our Time” in an article where the author describes being “momentarily stunned by the gayness of it all.” Check it out here: TOWLEROAD.

Giclee prints are available in my Etsy store HERE, and if you’re near the San Francisco area, be sure to check out “Noah’s Gay Wedding Cruise” in person at Gallery Arcane in the exhibit “Sweet ‘n Low: Optimism in a Pessimistic Age” which opens March 5.

Noah’s Gay Wedding Cruise

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I wanted to share my newest painting, “Noah’s Gay Wedding Cruise,” which is now available as a limited-edition giclee print HERE.

I chose to symbolize our inevitable victory in the fight for marriage equality by painting my own adaptation of the biblical flood, complete with some drowning sinners (including Ann Coulter and Larry Craig), and a grand ark/cruise ship filled with happy gay and lesbian animal couples and a few famous human guests too (such as Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi). It’s going to be displayed in the exhibit “Sweet & Low: Optimism in a Pessimistic Age” at Gallery Arcane in San Francisco which opens Thursday, March 5th.

Here are some detail shots:



Here, There, Everywhere...

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Thank God for Google Alerts – without which I would surely miss out on so much random fun. Today’s update contained a link to some interesting photos of the Puerto Rican gay fiction novel “Dos centímetros de mar” by Carlos Vázquez Cruz (which uses my art on the cover). As the blog hosting the images is written in Spanish, I’m left only to speculate about the intentions of the photographer (I can rationalize the first one, but I'm not so sure about pic #2). Perhaps it’s simply to show that the book is multi-functional — it’s great on a plane AND cats love it too! :)


Dolly's on the Move

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My piece “The Dollypop Guild” is continuing it’s West Coast tour. It was accepted into a very appropriately titled show: “Being Gay: A Visual Dialogue Between Straight and/or LGBQT Artists” at the 2nd City Council Art Gallery and Performance Space in Long Beach, CA. I’m thrilled to be able to spread a little more Dolly-love to the LA crowd. Many thanks to the fabulous staff at World of Wonder Gallery who are generously transporting Dolly to her new exhibit space at this very moment.

The reception for “Being Gay” is on Saturday, March 14 from 7-9 pm and there are some cool gallery events relating to the exhibit in the works. Here’s a link to check out more info: www.2ndcitycouncil.org.

The Dirtiness Continues

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A certain Cheesecake Boy is rumored to be partying it up in Detroit this weekend as the sex-tacular “Dirty Show” festivities continue through Valentine’s Day. If you’re in the area and would like to check out my “Room With a View” piece along with a ton of fabulous erotic art, check out www.dirtyshow.org for all the details. The exhibit also features the contributions of my new friend, Michael Breyette, who does some great gay pin-up work (I gave Dennis a print of his piece “Pensive Sky” for Hanukkah and he loved it!). You can see Michael’s fantastic work here: www.breyette.com.

And if you can’t make it to the Dirty Show in person but hate to miss out on the action, you can always get a Cheesecake Boy giclee print of your very own, including “Room With a View and a host of other pants-dropping wonders, in my Etsy store here: www.paulypants.etsy.com.

Dolly and Pauly-Pants

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Ok, this is officially my new favorite photo EVER. Congrats, Lee!