NEWS / James Franco “GAY TOWN”


By Taylor | February 15, 2013 | Link | No Comments
What does this say about the man that is James Franco? James Franco is taking you to a town you may have visited before. Opening his new art exhibit in Berlin, the artwork in GAY TOWN is impressive and inspired from his work in film. This is clear from the "F**k Spidey" piece (let's remember Franco was the villain in the Tobey Maguire Spiderman takedown) to the "Oz" piece that's sure to reference his new cinematic exploit. Art is particularly adept, as an expressive medium, at pinpointing the psyche of the artist. So it is with "James 'the thinker' Franco" featuring an excerpt (contrived?) of Franco's parallels to James Dean and his unending praises, the work is supposedly a variation on the "society's preoccupation with celebrity" theme. Other themes include adolescent, public and private persona and stereotypes--repeats of his book Palo Alto. The exhibit's press release maintains that Franco created the works over the past two years in various hotel rooms and movie sets. Meaning the Spiderman inspiration has stuck with him. Our favorite? The "K-Stew" poke at society in the form of prosthetic boobs. GAY TOWN opened February 9 at a temporary project space on Karl-Marx-Allee and will be open until March 9. Check out more of James Franco's work from "GAY TOWN" below.

Found via: Buzzfeed

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