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Monday May 26, 2008

EXCLUSIVE Photos! Wild Opening of HOLLYWOOD Art Show "Dial M for Madonna"

Since opening last fall, the Hollywood art gallery owned and operated by the hotshot production company World of Wonder (Party Monster, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, RuPaul’s upcoming reality show, etc) has become renown for its twisted and glorious tributes to pop culture.  This past weekend, hundreds of folks flocked to the opening of “Dial M for Madonna,” a group show featuring paintings, collages, photos and more inspired by the biggest pop star of them all.

MY COMRADE was there to capture all the action… 

 

The show's curator, Steven Corfe
Steven Corfe curator World of Wonder Dial M for Madonna


“Dial M” artist Angus Oblong

Angus Oblong Dial M for Madonna

Lenora Claire, who curated the gallery’s past show “Golden Girls Gone Wild”

Lenora Claire World of Wonder Dial M for Madonna
 

World of Wonder co-founder Randy Barbato (left) and “Dial M” artist Brian Heimberg

Randy Barbato of World and Wonder Dial M for Madonna
 

“Dial M” artist and Real World alumni Norman Korpi (left) and his date 

Norm Norman Korpi Real World Dial M for Madonna
 

Another one of WOW Gallery's past curators, actor Daniel Franzese

Danil Franzese Dial M for Madonna World of Wonder
 

World of Wonder’s all-around producer Thairin, with Raci Ignacio of the reality TV-show, Transgeneration

Raci Ignacio Transgeneration Thairin World of Wonder Dial M for Madonna
 

Gossip gangsta Perez Hilton

Perez Hilton World of Wonder Dial M for Madonna
 

New York designer Richie Rich with a gallery-goer and his Heatherette cohort Trevor Rains (who says he's soon relocating to L.A.) 

Richie Rich Trevor Rains World of Wonder Dial M for Madonna

 

Director Jeremy Simmons (left) and his boyfriend artist Bill Giorgio

Jeremy Simmons Bill Giorgio World of Wonder Dial M for Madonna

Representing Madonna's many looks throughout the years were a variety of impersonators...

Madonna doorperson impersonator World of Wonder Dial M for Madonna
 
Madonna impersonator drag queen World of Wonder Dial M for Madonna 
 
Madonna impersonator drag queen World of Wonder Dial M for Madonna
 
Venus drag queen Madonna impersonator World of Wonder Dial M for Madonna
 
Madonna blow-up doll World of Wonder Dial M for Madonna

Plenty of other wiggy gals were on hand, too...

Dial M for Madonna World of Wonder Cheerleader drag queens 
 
Dial M for Madonna World of Wonder drag queen
 
Dial M for Madonna World of Wonder


Afterwards, much of the crowd hightailed it to the hopping dance party Shits & Giggles, held at Club 740, a majestic old theater in downtown Los Angeles.

 

DJ Chris Bowen

DJ Chris Bowen Shits and Giggles Los Angeles gay
 

Doorperson and fashion-plate Zachary Drucker

Zachery Drucker Shits and Giggles gay drag
 

Performer Squeaky Blonde 

Squeaky Blonde Shits and Giggles gay drag

It was a gorgeous night to remember!  

Thairin World of Wonder Dial M for Madonna

The End!

 

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