Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The New Yorker: July 25th, 2011

Barry Blitt says that his challenge was “to depict same-sex weddings in a new or interesting way.”

"I started scribbling. Two Hell’s Angels-types on choppers, holding hands as they drive into the distance, cans and shoes tied to the backs of their bikes? A bride tossing her bouquet into a gaggle of hopeful recipients—all of them men? Two flower girls carrying the long trains of the two wedding dresses of two unseen brides?"

Many of Blitt’s ideas played off traditional wedding scenes. “Ultimately, I married a couple of concepts together for the final image: two train-toting flower girls, and two brides walk across the Brooklyn Bridge,” where he had imagined the betrothed bikers scene, toward City Hall in Manhattan.



“June Grooms,” by Jacques de Loustal, June 13, 1994.



Posted by: Molly Davy