NYU's 80WSE Gallery opened Tuesday night with the group show DENIM. Works of sculpture, installation, and photography help creates a seemingly obvious and superficial theme on jeans compelling. This show is the perfect precursor to upcoming Fashion Week. However, denim has not always been in style, as pointed out by curator David Rimanelli. Originally the material was a symbol of the working class that would later grow to represent rebellion in film and culture. Andy Warhol's infamous film Blow Job runs for 35 minutes, as the camera remains focused on the face of actor DeVeren Bookwater who is enjoying assumed oral pleasure from an unseen chap...
Work on view February 2-March 13 2010 at 80WSE Gallery (80 Washington Square West)
Image: Andy Warhol's "Sticky Fingers" cover for the Rolling Stones