The Dirty Show, leaves its indelible cultural mark on the Valentine's Day experience for its 14th straight year in Detroit at Bert’s Warehouse. Advance sell outs with an attendance of over 10,000 people, has made the exhibition of the world's most important and best attended Erotic Art events. Continually evolving This year’s Dirty newcomers highlights.
• Gregory de la Haba’s Equus Maximus. After years of begging and ingratiation, Dirty Show creator Jerry Vile has convinced NY artist, Gregory de la Haba to display his controversial sculptural installation, "Equus Maximus." De La Haba’s unforgetable installation caused a stir at the 2008 Art Basel in Miami, will be the the centerpiece of the 14th version of The Dirty Show. Curator Vile has called the taxidermy and sculpture based piece, the best piece of contemporary erotica I have ever seen.
- Golden Gals Gone Wild. Erotica based on the 80s TV sitcom starring Bea Arthur and Betty White hit a cultural nerve. The two wildly successful sellout shows (LA and Miami) curated by Lenora Claire were written about in everything from Vanity Fair to National Enquirer. Now Lenora is bringing the same theme that was featured on TMZ, NBC News, NPR theme to the Dirty Show®.
- Chicago’s Stage Door Johnnies. Viva LaMuerte, and Canada’s Roxi Delite are just some of the stage performers and visual artists at this years Dirty Show. Local talent include include transexual diva, DeAngla Show Shannon and the electrifying Benson Twins. Performance has pretty much become non-stop, with polysexual performances and stage arts throughout the entire evening. Interactive pieces include NY Performance Artist Cora Lynn Rose, who will be doing, nothing, as she typically stays in one position for hours.
- -Olivia De Berardinis. This will be the first time Olivia’s art work has been seen in Detroit (well outside of the pages of Playboy where she has been the heir to Vargas since 2004). Considered by many to be the preeminent Pin Up Artist in the World, the art of Olivia is iconic and highly sought after by collectors.
Official Dirty Show website: www.dirtyshow.org
Friday & Saturday, February 8 & 9 7PM to 2AM - 21 and over only Sunday, February 12 Noon- 5PM 18 and over Thursday February 14th (Valentines Day) 7PM till 1AM Friday & Saturday, February 15 -16 – 7PM to 2AM - 18 and over Tickets $20 Advance $25 at the Door
Advance tickets online at www.dirtyshow.org and at local outlets
Bert's Warehouse Theatre
2739 Russell Street