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April 3, 2011 7:49 AM   Subscribe

Skeletor Saves [NSFW]: a New York City art show based on artists' memories of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, to benefit the Ali Forney Center for homeless LGBT youth. (Gawker.) But this is no mere set of rasterbations from DeviantArt accounts. The abstract (Skeletor's Universe, Teela); the photographic (She-Man), the sculptural (Keldor's Mirror); the outsider-art style (Series of 6 Pappteller Paintings); and, of course, that which cannot be unseen (The Seduction of He-Man.)
posted by Countess Elena (13 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
2011, when fan art went mainstream.
posted by The Whelk at 7:56 AM on April 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


(I kind of really like She-Man. Like if I had to point at something and say THIS! THIS IS THE EARLY 21st CENTURY! it would probably be that)
posted by The Whelk at 7:57 AM on April 3, 2011


I await the inevitable CKY video installation.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 8:45 AM on April 3, 2011


I was a bit disappointed by "She-Man", but only because of the title. I thought it was going to be a transgendered He-Man. As for a "female He-Man", we already have She-Ra.

(Also, when I was little, I used to be obsessed with pairing up toys/characters as "married", regardless of their genders - I didn't know the difference. Anyway, I thought Orko and He-Man were a couple for some reason. Probably because I had an Orko toy, and everyone else had He-Man.)
posted by lesli212 at 9:26 AM on April 3, 2011


She-ra is the greatest action heroine /superhero of all time.
posted by humanfont at 9:47 AM on April 3, 2011


From a predictably bitter I Love Music discussion on Animal Collective, but relevant to this:
Like every time I go to the Whitney biennial, every single artist my age and younger can't seem to make art that doesn't have Nes controllers or Captain Planet in it.

It's fucking embarrassing to think this is how my generation is squandering their talents

― unban dance squad (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, September 28, 2009 3:36 PM (4 months ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink
posted by kersplunk at 10:04 AM on April 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


She-Ra is the greatest action heroine /superhero of all time.

Over Emma Peel and Wonder Woman? Come on.
posted by The Hamms Bear at 10:31 AM on April 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


lesli212: I had some Barbies and some stuffed rabbits and bears and a naked Ronald McDonald doll (!?) and a Modulok, as well as a knitting machine that pretty much only made tubes as far as I could tell. So these bears and rabbits and permutations of Modulok and Ronald were forever marrying the various Barbies, and they all wore knitted tube dresses to their weddings. One of the bears also wore little red rubber winter dog boots, which kind of preceded the whole sundress-and-combat-boots look that became cool some years later.
posted by Hal Mumkin at 10:49 AM on April 3, 2011


I was a bit disappointed by "She-Man", but only because of the title. I thought it was going to be a transgendered He-Man.

I'm pretty sure the model actually is transgendered.
posted by SPrintF at 1:08 PM on April 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


So it's an episode of Robot Chicken? How droll.
posted by obiwanwasabi at 5:13 PM on April 3, 2011


Skeletor Saves [NSFW]: a New York City art show based on artists' memories of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, to benefit the Ali Forney Center for homeless LGBT youth.

That's every bad MetaFilter submission rolled into one.
posted by Yakuman at 5:19 PM on April 3, 2011 [2 favorites]


I await the inevitable CKY video installation.

We aim to please!
posted by sandking at 7:28 PM on April 3, 2011


I think I babysat these artistes.
posted by medeine at 9:16 PM on April 3, 2011


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