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Pop tART Gallery Los Angeles: alternative art of Franz Szony. Crazy Hook pirate theme restaurant, LA Koreatown.

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I’ve been Art Nouveau obsessed ever since my travels to Berlin and Prague. In Los Angeles, I nearly lost my head over this gilded corset!

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Pirates, Rococo, and death? What is this marvelous place?

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Pop tART Gallery, an experimental arts venue owned by the illustrious Phyliss Navidad. Last year, photographer Austin Young had an exhibition in this LA space.

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I went to the opening of “Hapenis: The Art of Franz Szony.” I was captivated by his conceptual photography, which drew me into a world of theater. Themes of death, androgyny, grandeur, hedonism — all my usual favorites.

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Pirate top: Spider (Hong Kong Goth brand)
Scalloped bow shorts: KiLaRa Hello Kitty collection (Japanese brand but bought in Hong Kong)
Hair flowers: provided by Angelica Brigade

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Closeup. Franz spends months on each piece, and it’s a treat to examine the intricate detail.

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“Hapenis” runs until Nov 30; don’t miss it, LA friends. For upcoming events and info, visit the Pop tART website and Facebook.

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In the words of my tshirt, “Time flies when you’re having RUM!”

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I’m appropriately dressed for Crazy Hook, the pirate restaurant in LA’s Koreatown. I swung by with Liz Ohanesian: journalist, DJ and writer of Beatique.

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Tharr be mateys in the window.

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The Korean menu had us hooked.

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I’m not sure where “mahalo” fits in… perhaps the pirate ship sailed to Hawaii?

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Crazy Hook is a great place to gather friends for a feast. Liz and I sat beneath the sails, drank soju and feasted on the kimchi pancake.

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Thanks Liz O for the photos. She’s an LA-based journalist currently working on a webcomic and screenplay — check out her site for music and underground reports.

Since you keep requesting more Basil Farrow, here’s a new Scottish Fold cat video. Watch my squish-faced kitty get groomed with a Furminator, enjoying every moment. Isn’t it incredible how much he sheds?

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What’s on your mind today? Did you cast a vote? Are you into pirates and decadent art as much as I am?

19 Comments

  1. Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:53 pm | Permalink

    Loved watching Basil being brushed, so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Posted November 9, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

      Basil is the sweetest :)

  2. Posted November 7, 2012 at 12:05 am | Permalink

    lol in a few years u can make a pillow with ur cats fur btw ur cat is so cute

  3. Posted November 7, 2012 at 12:05 am | Permalink

    *-* so cute

  4. Posted November 7, 2012 at 12:05 am | Permalink

    I can’t get over how adorable basil is, oh my god, so kawaiii

  5. Posted November 7, 2012 at 12:06 am | Permalink

    Basil I love u lol u r so incredibly adorable, I want one

  6. Posted November 7, 2012 at 1:09 am | Permalink

    OMG, that noise he makes at the beginning of the video when you first start brushing him! Gahhh! >_<

  7. Posted November 7, 2012 at 1:26 am | Permalink

    seems to approve

  8. Posted November 7, 2012 at 1:53 am | Permalink

    >///A///<

  9. Posted November 7, 2012 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

    Looking amazing as always!! :D

    • Posted November 9, 2012 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

      I am so obsessed with this exhibit! and pirates! <3

  10. Posted November 7, 2012 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

    Basil looks so cute and happy being brushed :D

  11. Posted November 7, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

    watched video. did not know you could shed that much. and where did mommy get that

  12. Posted November 7, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Permalink

    XD

  13. Posted November 7, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Permalink

    Cute!

  14. Posted November 7, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    Love the video :)

  15. Posted November 8, 2012 at 12:48 am | Permalink

    should learn to pose…love <3

  16. Posted November 9, 2012 at 8:24 pm | Permalink
  17. Posted November 9, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

    Man that stuff is amazing I could spend all day wondering round looking at it…

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