Monday, October 22, 2007


These are from my personal collection of Patrick Kelly memorabillia. The first pic was from a Vanity Fair bio on Patrick. This particular pic drew much outrage for it's obvious 'pickaninny' imagery. Because he always used 'golliwogs', Aunt Jemimas and other presumably racist imagery, he always received flack and this photo was sort of the straw that broke the camel's back. I personally love it - it really is a gorgeous portrait.

The ad features Patrick in his trademark overalls and biker cap flanked by the amazing Roberta Chirko (floral pouf shorts), Angie Everhart (far right) and a great friend and mentor of mine, Sharon 'Magic' Jordan (back turned - white collar). The sheer joy this man projected was intoxicating.

1 comment:

neurotica said...

I am fascinated with the Golliwog and fascinated by the brief bright start that was Patrick Kelly and yes, of his reclaiming of imagery people fear.