Wayne Coe



softcover staple bound book, 18 pages, b&w illustrations throughout
8 1/2 in. by 5 1/2 in.
Edition: 65

Coe offers us an altered piece of lurid gay porn ephemera. In Artsploitation old newspaper advertisements for gay porn theaters peddle their studly celuloid flicks and live shows. However, these movies star art-world heavy hitters. The film titles nudge and wink as they offer innuendo laden fantasy scenarios: Closeted Collector stars Arnold Lehman, while Mark Tansey’s Macho Man can be seen in a triple feature with Richter Rides Again and Super Hunk starring Charles Ray. Olafur Eliasson stars in Great Dane and Robert Longo in The Touch of His Brush. Don’t miss Mashed at the Met. Signed.


Wayne Coe worked as a storyboard artist for Hollywood films, designed iconic movie posters, and wrote and directed a feature film starring James Earl Jones. His artwork is informed by his Hollywood tenure and examines the seepage of fiction and fantasy imagery into the personal and political spheres.