Thursday, November 3, 2011
Meet John Palatinus this Saturday, November 5!
This Saturday night, November 5, from 6 to 9 PM, please join me at the opening night party for John Palatinus' exhibition of his historic 1950's physique work in his home town of Palm Springs!
This exhibit has toured Paris, Antwerp and Berlin this year, and I'm very glad to see it end the year back in the States. We had a special preview night this past Tuesday that was a great success -- the official opening, coming in the midst of Palm Springs Pride, should be even better.
John is receiving a Spirit of Stonewall Lifetime Achievement Award from the organizers of Palm Springs Pride and will be in this year's parade -- along with Gilbert Harris, the creator of the Rainbow Flag!
John has become a dear friend in the last few years and I am very proud of the exhibit he and I have created of his "lost work." Believe me, you haven't experienced the wonder of physique photography until you've seen it in a gallery setting -- full of people, both gay and straight, gazing in wonder at what was once considered "obscene art" -- no one has left a "Palatinus Opening Night" not feeling a huge sense of euphoria!!!
A wonderful article by Will Dean about John and his art appeared in last Sunday's "Desert Sun."
Please come and meet the irrepressible John Palatinus this Saturday night!
Savage Gallery & Boutique
870 Research Drive, Suite 1
Palm Springs, California 93362
and a flashback to our amazing Paris Opening this past January --