from JR’s twitter “97” days ago. Chris and Mr McGinley
Ryan by David Needleman / An untitled work by Ryan McGinley
McGinley moved to New York City to attend art school and soon befriended a gorgeous dominatrix/prostitute who lived upstairs from him. They hooked up a few times, but McGinley was hesitant to have sex with her. “She said, ‘If you don’t want to fuck me, you’re fucking gay,’ ” he remembers. “I was like Maybe. I don’t know.
“That night, we ended up at this after-hours,” he says, “And there was this really cute guy, Harry. She talked to him and we ended up back at hers. She said ‘I’m going to kiss Harry and you’re going to kiss me and then you’re going to kiss Harry.’ I was so nervous my mouth was bone dry and I started making out with him and that was it. This made sense! I never hooked up with a girl again.”
Ryan McGinley, Dustin Lance Black, and Alexander Wang for Out October 2011
LN-CC BOOKS: Black Jack is an extrememley rare fanzine by Ryan Mcginley. This is one of only 500 copies printed to celebrate Jack Wall’s 50th Birthday, the book consists of images of deflated silver balloons that Mcginley had inscribed.
If you want to infuse fashion with theoretical meaning and write lots of big-worded books about it, more power to you. I just appreciate it for its aesthetics and its sexiness. If I can see the outline of a guy’s cock through his pants then I’m happy.
Ryan McGinley, Moonmilk (1st Ed.)
“kill nothing but time”
Morel Books, London, 2009
6¼ x 9¼ inches (15¾ x 23½ cm)