Pre-Order Autre's Eighth Issue Featuring The Pope Of Trash Himself, John Waters

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"I did masturbate to Elvis the first time. But I didn’t know what it was. It was like a new thing for me." – John Waters.

Introducing Autre’s 8th issue – a little late for Summer, but timely nonetheless – featuring the inimitable Pope Of Trash himself, JOHN WATERS, in conversation with LA-based artist and musician SETH BOGART. At 10 pages, 3,500 words and portraits by Bennet Perez on the beach in Provincetown, it’s the filthiest and most entertaining interview we have ever published. Click here to pre-order.

Home Improvements Group Show, Curated by John Waters @ FraenkelLAB in San Francisco

FraenkelLAB presents its first exhibition, Home Improvements, curated by John Waters. This eclectic group exhibition will encompass works in a wide range of media by Martin Creed, Moyra Davey, Vincent Fecteau, Paul Gabrielli, gelitin, Paul Lee, Tony Matelli, Doug Padgett, Karin Sander, Gedi Sibony, Lily van der Stokker, and George Stoll. John Waters describes the exhibition as “a celebration of the low-tech concept of ‘remodeling’. These twelve artists’ humble but surprisingly imperious paintings, sculptures, photographs and drawings will hopefully make any serious property owner want to throw caution to the wind, pack up their living space, and start over.” Home Improvements will be on view until May 16, 2016 @ FraenkelLAB, 1632 Market Street, San Francisco, CA. photographs by Bradley Golden

John Waters 'Beverly Hills John' @ Marianne Boesky Part One

Marianne Boesky Gallery presents Beverly Hills John, an exhibition of new work by John Waters. This is the artist’s third solo show at the gallery. On view from January 9 to February 14, 2015, at 509 W. 24th Street, New York. photographs by Lily Landes

40 Years of Camp

Ken Weaver, AB Astra Lumina (To the Stars Light), 2007, Oil pastel on paper, two panels

Opening today, Schroeder Romero in New York presents the exhibition Summer Camp featuring James Bidgood, Brice Brown, Tom of Finland, Scott Hunt, Heather Johnson, Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, Cary Leibowitz/Candyass, Jean Lowe, Robert Mapplethorpe, Uzi Parnes, Carl Plansky, John Waters, and Ken Weaver representing over forty years of work about and within ‘camp’ culture and aesthetic—an aesthetic, according to Susan Sontag’s Notes on Camp (1964), focused on artifice, frivolity, naïve middle-class pretentiousness, and ‘shocking’ excess. Summer Camp will be on view from June 7 to August 12, 2012 at Schroeder Romero, 531 West 26th Street New York NY