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One of NYC's Top Ten Drag Queens.
—Time Out New York
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Can you believe it? The new issue of Time Out New York magazine features a list of “NYC’s Top Ten Drag Queens”—and I’m included at number six! Along with a goofy picture!
Of course, I’m flattered… but me?
Well, the list is comprised mostly of oldsters who’ve endured the test of time—Lady Bunny, Joey Arias, Sherry Vine, Lypsinka, Charles Busch and me have a combined age of 1,538 years. (I didn’t even know that Lypsinka was still alive!) I guess I we all get points for still carrying on.
(Of the other gals, Shequida and Bianca Del Rio are moderately middle aged, and Bob the Drag Queen and Horrorchata represent the new generation.)
Honestly, I’m not sure if I deserve the honor. There are a lot of high-profile queens these days. But in the meanwhile, I humbly accept my sixth-place position. I gotta get a T-shirt printed that says “I’m #6″.
Yesterday was the last day of my photo exhibit at ClampArt Gallery, and I spent the final hours mingling with friends who dropped by. It was a very relaxed and amiable way to wrap things up.
The entire run of the exhibit was a really wonderful and gratifying experience, especially as a tribute to my friend Page. (The photos were from my debut book, PAGES, featuring solo shots of her over the course of our friendship, and published by Peradam.)
But I can’t deny that the project has been heavy at times. As I display my photos of Page, I’m constantly reminded that she departed way too early. For my own peace of mind, it’s time for me to move on to other concerns.
See you later, Page. I’m not done with you yet…
I couldn’t help but notice that Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique in the new X-Men movie, Days of Future Past, looks a lot like like my friend Page in one of my photos of her currently on display at ClampArt Gallery.
But Page did it first—My photo is from the Pyramid Club way back in 1991. Jennifer is a copycat!
“PAGES” continues at ClampArt through May 17th.
Not one, not two, three or four. But Five Stars!
Talk about flattering!
The exhibit continues at ClampArt though May 17th, in the heart of Chelsea’s gallery district.
Meanwhile, over in the Lower East Side… On Wednesday, April 30th, at Participant Gallery, I’m giving another presentation of my slideshow extravaganza, “The Drag Explosion,” featuring my photos of NYC’s drag scene from the late 1980s to the mid ’90s.
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The opening was a packed affair and a whirlwind experience. My photos are in small room—it’s an intimate exhibit—and I think they look great! I hope you can stop by to see them.
Linda's acclaimed collection of her photos of NYC's drag scene of the 1980s and '90s.