December 3rd People

December 3rd

12-03-1953 – 05-13-1992 Patrick Angus – Born in North Hollywood, California. He was an American gay artist. He is known for his paintings depicting the young male erotic dancers at the patrick-angusGaiety Theater (gay burlesque theatre) in New York City. Because he chose to paint the gay strip clubs and the bathhouses, his work was disapproved by the gay establishment that thought his work as “politically incorrect” and therefore his work was closed off to the commercial art market. In the 1980s, his work was introduced by Robert Patrick through the gay magazine Christopher Street. As a result, his work began to sell. The openly gay artist David Hockney bought five of his paintings. Angus’ work is unique in the history of art for their compassionate depiction of the longing and loneliness of some gay men. In the early 1990s, Angus was diagnosed with AIDS. In the last months of his life, three one-man shows were organized. On his death bed in 1992, when he saw the proofs for a book of his paintings, he said, “This is the happiest day of my life.”

12-03-1955 Michael Musto – Born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He is an American journalist and a former columnist for The Village Voice. Musto was listed on Out’s 3rd Annual 100 Most michael-mustoEligible Bachelors (2013). He is published regularly in several LGBT publications. Musto has had bylines in The New York Times, W Magazine, and the Daily Beast. He appeared in drag in the all drag queen music video for Cyndi Lauper’s single Girls Just Want To Have Fun and as a reporter in the film Garbo Talks. In 2011, Musto was named one of the most influential LGBT personalities in the Out 100.

12-03-1985 Nina Ansaroff – Born in Weston, Florida. She is an American mixed martial artist who is currently competing in the women’s strawweight division of the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). Raised in Florida, she is of Macedonian descent. Ansaroff is engaged to fellow UFC fighter and current women’s bantamweight champion, Amanda Nunes.

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  1. But now his work is rediscovered. We showed him very successfully at two solo exhibitions at our gallery in Stuttgart, Germany and at several art fairs – last in a solo show at UNTITLED Miami Beach. A big book about Patrick Angus was recently published by Hatje Cantz. And opening in December 2017 there will be a huge Patrick Angus exhibition at Kunstmuseum Stuttgart.

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