Oh, if only
Joey and Dee Dee could have lived long enough to see this buxom beauty standing
at their favorite
friend, the insanely prolific photographer and curator John E. Coli Nikolai has
established himself by now as one of he premiere portraitists around, with a
catholic range of subjects ranging from punk rock
legends to revolutionary
thinkers to, well, Norm from
Heretofore, his prurient side has been confined primarily to photos of giraffes
having sex with zebras.
however, Nikolai has been getting a bit racier. His photos of “devastatingly
beautiful women” straddle the line between pulchritude and attitude, and
his models, clearly, are willing to do whatever he tells them — even if it
means losing a lucky foot to a giant rabbit with a saw.
for us, just when the clothes were coming off, John decided to hang it up.
His latest exhibit at ZuZu, ASK YOUR MOM
HOW MUCH I ROCK, will be "the last solo art show I'm doing in the Boston area
if not forever than for years and years and years,” he reports.
At the very
least, he’s going out with a bang, with reasonably priced photos of the Sex Pistols, Joe
Strummer, Iggy Pop, the Misfits, and much, much more.
And the old punks won’t just be on the
wall, they’ll be there in the flesh, with guitars in their hands, as the
world-renowned Unnatural Axe
bash out "Three Chord Rock" and "They Saved Hitler's Brain" at the show’s opening reception — Monday, August 6th, at 8:30
pm — to help John celebrate his 37th birthday.