Pink Club Sandwich.

I have posted about this club and event before.

Here are some more pictures. I love working with these people and SlickItUp does clothes that I really like a lot.

There are many more posted pictures after the jump.

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Postcards from the Road…

They keep me very busy here …I had the time to go to the beach yesterday at Copacabana & Ipanema with my french friend Vincent  (I m staying at “Leblon” and “Ipanema” the first day …) my hotel (Marina Palace)is very nice, can see the beach from the window…(but I’m so jetlagged from NewYork ) so I tried to take few pictures in Ipanema …on the beach will try to take more for the party tonight at “TheWeek.”
I have another screening tomorrow , and then flying back to paris , such a short trip !!!
xoxo
francois
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I’m on Huffington Post!


Huffington Post just added this story about my  Master Class At Museum Of Arts And Design In NYC. I hope I get to meet some of you there.

Although I’m a bit confused why not one of the news blogs is linking here to my blog. Too much cock? LOL

 

 

François Sagat: From Gay Porn to Auteur Cinema

In the Huffington Post Maxime Donzel writes about TitanMen exclusive Francois Sagat:

With the release of Man At Bath in France this fall, François Sagat will break new grounds as he crosses a difficult frontier between pornography and cinema. The French porn actor, who started his career filming pornographic videos with the french studio Citébeur (under the pseudonym Azzedine), was the picture perfect fantasy of a beefed up suburban young man. His now trademark head tatoo gave him an immediately recognizable figure amidst an industry that tends to produce clones. While his porn career strived internationally, with an exclusive contract with Titan Media, Sagat was striking the imagination of art photographers, fashion designers (such as Bernhard Willhelm) and graphic artists, who liked for example to show his buttocks as a cake missing a slice. Sagat is actually no stranger to the fashion industry, where he started his professional life, and he explores his own creativity in a blog, a collection of self-made personal video oddities including him acting as a kitten, or brushing his teeth while singing a Britney Spears song. He eventually became a muse for a post-porn queer world, with his casting in L.A Zombie, Bruce La Bruce’s sci-fi porn, which was recently censored in Australia (probably a blessing in disguise).

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The Vatican inspires a provocative painting of Gay Porn Icon as Saint

Untitled 01-10 (after Caravaggio, 1602; featuring Francois Sagat)

Untitled 01-10 (after Caravaggio, 1602; featuring Francois Sagat)

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27.04.10

Australian artist, Ross Watson, was motivated by the Vatican’s position on homosexuality, and its ban on condom use, to create a painting which references Caravaggio’s ‘Crucifiction of St Peter’, and features French gay porn icon, Francois Sagat.

“Francois Sagat continues to play a valuable role in the area of HIV/AIDS prevention and education. I wanted to acknowledge that in the painting, whilst tying it to the Vatican,” comments Watson. “In contrast, the Vatican uses its status in the UN General Assembly to obstruct the promotion of condoms as protection against HIV/AIDS, and sexuality education in school curricular.”

“Some will regard the painting as provocative, but I don’t believe it is in contrast to the Vatican’s position on these issues. The Pope’s 2nd in charge recently claimed homosexuality and pedophelia are linked. That enraged me. It seems just and deserving to depict Francois Sagat as a contemporary saint, given he is helping to save lives, rather than contributing to causing illness and deaths for millions.”

“The great majority of Caravaggio’s patrons were from the Catholic church, and his paintings were sometimes rejected as they were viewed as inappropriate for a religious theme. I’m reminded here of my freedom as an artist. Imagine what Caravaggio might paint if he were alive today?”

Francois Sagat and Ross Watson at the artist's recent exhibition in Sydney.

Two Australian icons, Matthew Mitcham, the gold medal winning Olympian diver, and The Hon. Michael Kirby, a former High Court Judge, have recently featured in Watson’s paintings. Both openly gay, they are examples of positive role models, particularly for same sex attracted youth whose rate of suicide is 5 times higher than their heterosexual peers in many countries, including Australia.

Watson has works in the National Gallery of Australia, the National Portrait Gallery, and the National Gallery of Victoria, and is represented in the private collections of Sir Elton John and James D. Wolfensohn, among others.

German publishers, Bruno Gmunder, will soon publish a book featuring Watson’s art from the past twenty years in recognition of his significance as an artist and contemporary cultural commentator.

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