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July 27, 2015

Available from Go Deeper Press

 

— ANNOUNCEMENT —

 

Michael Kirwan

has created the original cover art

for the just released book called

College Dive Bar, 1 AM

an erotic novel-in-stories by Natty Soltesz

and published by Go Deeper Press.

 

 

It's on the south end of campus, the part of otwn they don't take you on the campus tour.  There are always people here, on stools or around the pool table or sidled up to the bar, and they've all got stories to tell....

 

from Go Deeper Press

Click Here to Order

 


 

Sept. & Oct., 2013

Venice, CA

 

 

 

 

— ROOSTERFISH —

presents
Michael Kirwan

showing original art

for viewing and purchase

 

 

Michael Kirwan will appear at the event on September 11th, and will be available for conversation and for supporters of the arts to purchase him cocktails.  In addition, Michael will have a portfolio of other amazing original drawings available for purchase.

 

 

 

Stop by and have a drink while enjoying

these original works of art on display.

 

"Shower Klutch"

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"Where the Path Led"

"Park Path 1"

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"That Trespassing Bitch!"

 
 

Original art on display

7 Days per Week

September & October

11:00 AM - 2:00 AM

 

Venue:

Roosterfish
1302 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

 

For more information:  click here

 


 

March 15, 2013

Hollywood, CA

 

— The Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence —

in participation at

— Eagle L.A. —

present
Tom's Angels

a benefit for

— Tom of Finland Foundation —

 

 

Michael Kirwan will appear at the event and

display his art including a new drawing created

to auction to the high bidder for the fundraiser.

 

 

 

Michael Kirwan has donated "Gabriel Blows" for the art auction to raise money to support the Foundation.

 

"Gabriel Blows" Original Art by Michael Kirwan

 
 

Tom's Angels - Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

Friday, March 15, 2013, 9:00 PM - close

 

Venue:

Eagle L.A.
4219 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029

Suggested Entrance Donation $5.

 

For more information:  click here

 


 

September 28-30, 2012

West Hollywood (LA), CA

 

Tom of Finland Foundation
presents

The 17th Annual

West Hollywood — Los Angeles

Erotic Art Fair Weekend

 

A grand exhibition of erotic arts

from around the world

featuring Michael Kirwan

along with other erotic artists.

 

The Tom of Finland Foundation

Over a Quarter Century of dedication to protecting, preserving and promoting Erotic Art

 

 

Michael Kirwan will once again be in attendance

selling original works of art , signing autographs on

butt cheeks, and accepting propositions for

lewd activities during the show.

              

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Stop by and see these great, new illustrations in person

and meet Michael Kirwan.  Also, Michael with have signed and remarqued copy of his book "Just So Horny" as well as a book he illustrated called "Backwoods" by Natty Soltesz.

 

Erotic Art Fair

Saturday, September 29, 2012, 1:00 - 7:00 PM

Sunday, September 30, 2012, Noon - 6:00 PM

Venue:

Plummer Park - Fiesta Hall
7377 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

$10 general public admission or

$8 Foundation Members.

Proceeds will benefit the Tom of Finland Foundation.

 

For more information:  click here

 


 

May, 2012

Bruno Gmünder

Verlag GmbH

 

Bruno Gmünder Publishing
presents

— A New Art Book Release —

 

FUR

The Love of Hair

Hairy Men in Gay Art

 

A follow-up to the popular HAIR,  this is an even bigger, hairier, and hotter collection of erotic gay paintings, drawings, and photographs.  This deluxe design features works by Michael Kirwan along with other erotic artists from around the world.

 

These are images of men in their natural masculine, sexy, muscled, and hairy selves.  And this book is made even furrier and hornier because Michael Kirwan's art is included.

 

 

Order by clicking here:

 

FUR

The Love of Hair

Hardcover

256 full color pages

 

 

 

 


 

April, 2012

Bruno Gmünder

Verlag GmbH

 

Bruno Gmünder Publishing
presents

— A New Art Book Release —

 

Cock Tales

Hairy Men in Gay Art

 

A follow-up to the popular JEWELS,  this is a hard to miss collection of erotic paintings, drawings, and photographs of everyone's favorite member.  This graphic anothology features works by Michael Kirwan along with other erotic artists from around the world.

 

These are images of cocks of all kinds in all states, but don't let the title lead you think there are stories about dicks —it is just graphics and little text.  But, this book will make your cock beg for attention because Michael Kirwan's art is included.

 

 

Order by clicking here:

 

Cock Tales

Hardcover

256 full color pages

 

 

 

 


 

November 15, 2011

Available from Amazon

 

— ANNOUNCEMENT —

 

Michael Kirwan

has created a series of hot, original illustrations

for a soon-to-be-released book called

Backwoods

an erotic novel-in-stories by Natty Soltesz

and published by Rebel Satori Press and Queermojo.

 

 

Here is the steamy underside of rural America, the back roads, back doors, and back rooms of a town called Groom, Pennsylvania. Secrets are sacred in a place where one’s business is everyone’s business, and the erotic stories in Backwoods bare them all. Conceived as a gay-themed erotic take on Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio, Backwoods is by turn poignant and pornographic, romantic and raunchy, tender and titillating. Literal climaxes are underpinned by an authentic observation of small-town lives, both repressed and unreserved.

 

 

from Rebel Satori Press and Queermojo

Click Here to Order

 


 

August, 2011

Bruno Gmünder

Verlag GmbH

 

Bruno Gmünder Publishing
presents

— A New Art Book Release —

 

JUST SO HORNY

The Art of Michael Kirwan

 

Over two decades of the hottest and horniest hand-drawn art by Michael Kirwan have been superbly selected for this book.  An artist who follows his own beat, Michael's art lets you pull aside the curtains, spy through the bushes, or peek in the gaps around the stall door to witness real guys enjoying steamy encounters when they are just so horny to not pass up the opportunity for sexual release.  The large-format layout of this book allows the viewer to revel in the meticulous details and collateral environments that make Michael's drawings so unique and fascinating.

 

Unmatched for his ability to illustrate the guys that are in the world around us, Michael Kirwan draws life into the men we see every day as we have that brief fantasy thought of what it would be like to get into their pants.  Those dirty thoughts create the scenes as Michael puts to paper the guys who squeeze their dicks in public through their shorts, the men who cruise the parks in bulging jeans, the fellows in suits who just need a quick blowjob on their way homes to their wives, and the young guys who finally screw up their courage and reach over to grab someone else's cock for the first time.  These are the real men who are having sex with men because they are just so horny.

 

Michael Kirwan's work has been displayed around the world in galleries, businesses, private collections, and homes.  Fans and collectors have appreciated his distinctive style and talents by purchasing his original works of art.  After years of having his drawings published in porn magazines, this is the first time such a copious amount of Michael's art has been collected together in a resplendently designed hardcover book.  Published by Bruno Gmünder Verlag GmbH (who are renowned for their high quality and lavish standards in publishing erotic art books and compilations), you will want to own a copy of this book to enjoy Michael Kirwan's work in this truly handsome format.

 

Support your local, gay bookstore by stopping in and ordering a copy in advance.  While you are there, you just might bump into another guy who is just so horny, too.  Enjoy!

 

 

Or you can order online

 by clicking here:

 

JUST SO HORNY

Hardcover

128 full color pages

 

 

For updated information on

book release and availability,

please click here.

 

 


 

 

— ANNOUNCEMENT —

 

Michael Kirwan

has created a special music video to

share his original works of art .

 

Hey guys, After viewing so many vids the past few years on

 RocketTube and other sites, I thought it was time to contribute something to the community. Hope you like it.  — Michael

 

The Cum Thieves


You can also view the video directly on the wonderful site RocketTube.

 


 

 

 

 

— KirwanArts.com —

presents

 

Limited Edition · Signed

Giclée Prints 

by
Michael Kirwan

 

For the first time, Michael Kirwan has authorized his art to be produced in a very Limited Edition Giclée Print.

 

  These handsome, large prints are individually numbered and signed by the artist.  Each highly detailed image was produced in an edition of only 50 prints (plus 5 Artist's Proofs) on 18" x 12" quality paper.  Ready to be framed and hung on your wall, these giclée prints are a great way to own or gift a Michael Kirwan piece of art for a very reasonable price of $30 per print plus shipping.

 

 

Place your order now to own these prints

before they are gone.

 

$30 per print + shipping

 

Print #1

Pool Party Turns Circle Jerk


image is 8" x 11"
on 18" x 12" paper

Printed with an essay from KirwanArts.com

Print #2

The Frat Boys Hurricane Party


image is 13" x 9½"
on 18" x 12" paper

Printed with an essay from KirwanArts.com

Print #3

Mickey's Desperate Shit


image is 13" x 9½"
on 18" x 12" paper

          

 

Prints are carefully rolled into a protective tube and shipped in a Priority Mail box.

Insured shipping within the U.S. is only $8 and includes up to 3 prints in the same shipment.

International Shipping is $22 to Canada and $28 to most everywhere else.

 

To send an email with your order request: click here

Please include your name and mailing address along with which prints you would like to purchase.  We will reply with how to make payment by check, money order, or online payment.

 

 


 

 Recent Events

 

 

March 25, 2012

North Hollywood, CA

 

— Tom of Finland Foundation —

in participation at

— LA Fetish Pride —

with hosts

Los Angeles Leather Coalition and Threshold

present the
End of the Road Street Fair

with Erotic Art Show

 

 

Michael Kirwan will appear at the Tom of Finland Foundation's booth and display his art

along with other erotic artists participating.

 

 

Michael Kirwan will be in attendance selling original works of art, autographing body parts, and groping anyone willing during the show.

 

Michael will offer copies of his new book

"Just So Horny" with an original remarque

sketch or drawing inside for sale.

You can order a custom drawing in your copy

of the book during the show and have

Michael complete it for you after the event.

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Stop by and see these great, new illustrations in person

and meet Michael Kirwan.  And have an opportunity to see samples of the hot illustrations Michael has created for a recently released book by Natty Soltesz called "Backwoods."

 

End of the Road Street Fair

Sunday, March 25, 2012, 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

 

Venue:

Threshold Clubhouse
11300 Harland St., Los Angeles, CA 91605

Tickets are $10.

 

For more information:  click here

 


 

Fall? — 2011

Coming to a book store near you.

 

— ANNOUNCEMENT —

 

Michael Kirwan

has created a series of hot illustrations

for a soon-to-be-published book called

Backwoods

an erotic novel-in-stories by Natty Soltesz.

 

Backwoods by Natty Soltesz with illustrations by Michael Kirwan

 

Watch this space for more information about a release date

from Rebel Satori Press

 

 


 

Occasional Thursdays - 11 pm ET

Find IT on eBay

 

KirwanArts on   

eBay Home

 

Michael Kirwan
presents:

Original Art Up For Auction
Featuring drawings and cartoons
 

Michael was recently searching through his closet and found some great, original drawings and cartoons that he thought he would share with those who appreciate his art. 

These images will be mostly "R"-rated compared to the usual rating for much of his art.  While these special pieces are not the typical size or detailed settings found on most of the art for sale on his website, these smaller drawings are a great way to start collecting original art by Michael.  Many of these images have been previously published for everyone to enjoy with one hand or two.  Check the auctions each week to see new works of art available for bidding.

 

No Reserve Auctions

 

eBay Seller ID:  KirwanArts

 

 

 

original art

for sale

eBay Home

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New items to be auctioned every month (hopefully).

 

Watch for more

 original art

 auctions  from

 Michael Kirwan.

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September 17-18, 2011

Long Beach, CA

 

— Tom of Finland Foundation —

— Pistons Bar —

and

Event Host: JayPG Photography
present the

Long Beach Erotic Art Show

 

 

Michael Kirwan will appear and display his art

along with other erotic artists participating.

 

 

Michael Kirwan will be in attendance selling original works of art, autographing body parts, and groping anyone willing during the show.

 

For the first time, Michael will offer copies of his new book "Just So Horny" with an original remarque sketch or drawing inside for sale.

You can order a custom drawing in your copy

of the book during the show and have

Michael complete it for you after the event.

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Stop by and see these great, new illustrations in person

and meet Michael Kirwan.  And have an opportunity to see samples of the hot illustrations Michael has created for an upcoming book by Natty Soltesz called "Backwoods."

 

Erotic Art Fair

Saturday, September 17, 2011, 8:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Sunday, September 18, 2011, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

 

Venue:

West Hollywood Park
2020 East Artesia Blvd., Long Beach, CA 92234

$5 suggested donation each day

Proceeds will benefit the Tom of Finland Foundation.

 

For more information:  click here

 


 

 

 

 

— ANNOUNCEMENT —

 

Michael Kirwan

has created a special

Certificate of Authenticity

to accompany all of his new,

original works of art.

 

The Certificate assures the associated piece of art is an

original and is the "Real Deal" by Michael Kirwan.

 

 

This stylish Certificate of Authenticity incorporates a highly detailed boarder and seal created by Michael.

 

Each 5½" Certificate is hand-signed and dated

below the title of the work it accompanies.

 

Click below to see a selection of original art
by Michael Kirwan that is available to purchase.
Original Art For Sale

 

If you already own an original work of art by Michael Kirwan,

you may purchase a Certificate for the work you own. 

Please use the Contact Form to send your request. 

Certificates mailed separately from the original art

are $12 including domestic postage. A multiple

purchase discount may be available.

 

Certificates are for finished art only and are

not included with sketches or prints.

 

 


 

April 2, 2011

Saturday night - 8pm

LA Talk Radio

Channel 2

 

presents
Donkey Punch Radio

with Jimmy Palmieri

and Angie Miller

 

 

Michael Kirwan is an erotic artist and a keen observer of the social/cultural/sexual scene within the gay community who questions the status quo in both his artwork and his words.  He has been described as "obstinate, aloof, opinionated, crass, dismissive, crude, vulgar, unfiltered, annoying, revolutionary, and sarcastic," and those assessments only cover what his ardent supporters have had to say about him.

 

Kirwan was born in NYC in 1953, and witnessed first-hand the evolution of the historic emergence of the "gay pride" movement.  He later spent a dozen years in Miami Beach and for the past five years has lived in Los Angeles.  His sex-centric artwork is familiar to men all over the world who care enough about art, understand their own sexual identity, and are comfortable seeing that there is some measure of humor involved in our lewd and rascally activities.

 

 

LA Talk Radio.com

Saturday, April 2, 2011, 8:00 PM PT

Channel 2

 

An archive of the interview can be heard:  click here

 


 

March 25-27, 2011

West Hollywood (LA), CA

 

Tom of Finland Foundation
presents

The 16th Annual

West Hollywood — Los Angeles

Erotic Art Fair Weekend

 

A grand exhibition of erotic arts

from around the world

featuring Michael Kirwan

along with other erotic artists.

 

The Tom of Finland Foundation

Over a Quarter Century of dedication to protecting, preserving and promoting Erotic Art

 

 

Michael Kirwan will once again be in attendance

selling original works of art , signing autographs

on exposed genitals, and posing for lewd photos

during the show.

              

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Stop by and see these great, new illustrations in person

and meet Michael Kirwan.  And be the first to see samples of the hot illustrations Michael has created for an upcoming book by Natty Soltesz called "Backwoods."

 

Erotic Art Fair

Saturday, March 26, 2011, 1:00 - 7:00 PM

Sunday, March 27, 2011, Noon - 6:00 PM

Venue:

West Hollywood Park
647 N. San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

$10 general public admission or

$8 Foundation Members.

Proceeds will benefit the Tom of Finland Foundation.

 

For more information:  click here

 


 

December, 2010

KirwanArts.com

 

Michael Kirwan

Presents

— A Nice Surprise —

 

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A few months ago I ran into a former editor of mine back from the olden days. In the course of our genial catching up, he mentioned that he had some of my illustrations buried somewhere in his garage. This weekend he unearthed some pieces that I had long ago figured to be lost in time and space. Three of these images are from my very early days at STROKE, the Rolls Royce of gay porn (where from I got my first-ever paycheck for doing what I love). How do I know that they are a product of my STROKE time? Well, one of them features a dwarf, another has an amputee, and the third depicts a guy with obvious birth defects (...uh, no. I'm not going to find the new and improved politically correct euphemism) smoking a cigarette. Back when I began my career/vocation I was determined to portray as many different kinds of queers as I could imagine (whom I'd certainly have eager sex with) and thought some were kept invisible by most of the gay artists of that era. I recall sending in a batch of drawings (maybe 10-15) and the editor explaining to me how they would be grouped per magazine issue. When he said that the not-so-perfect guys would be packaged together I told him that I didn't want it done that way. These guys needed to be just part of a regular segment — not partitioned off into a "freak" zone. He's a brilliant guy and got my argument right away. Whether a different color or age or in this case compacted, surgically abbreviated or genetically stunted, we are all queers and very equal in the most relevant way possible. I'm proud of these three drawings and what they represented about our community in the pages of STROKE, and (so what? I have an ego!!! Haha!!) about how I craftily intellectualized the process from the inception of my commitment to homoerotica. ALL of us are amazing in all of our individual beauty. So, enjoy this little holiday treasure and feel free to send comments about this stuff or anything else you want to communicate.

— Michael Kirwan

 

 

 


 

December, 2010

The Complete Bear.com

 

The Complete Bear.com

— Vote for the Best of Bears —

 

 

Am I a Bear? I guess I certainly fit the criteria.... I'm a "big" guy, I've got hair all over my body and when I go out for the night I gear up in leather. The thing is... I'm an artist that draws guys having (or contemplating or resisting) sex and when I'm in the act --- composing and detailing a scenario for hours or days --- I inhabit my characters so I can see and "feel" what they're experiencing. That way I can portray them as being "real" people. So sometimes I'm a swaggering homophobe, sometime a nervous teenager, sometimes an errant family man or a gangbanger on the down-low, or an old creep trying to recapture the innocence of youth. I can spend so much time developing and infusing these personalities with their individual biographies that I sometimes lose sight of who exactly I am. A Bear is what I am but I'm truly in my element when I'm someone else altogether... even when I'm "in the skin" of a Bear I'm inking and coloring, it's not really me but is more me than.... Well, now I'm just teetering into Weirdsville.... Hahaha!!! Vote for me!

— Michael Kirwan

 

Please vote for Michael Kirwan as

the "Best Bear Artist" for 2010.  Follow this link to vote.

 

 

 


 

June, 2010

Bruno Gmünder

Verlag GmbH

 

Bruno Gmünder Publishing
presents

— A New Art Book Release —

 

HAIR

Hairy Men in Gay Art

 

A silky hot collection of erotic gay paintings, drawings, and photographs.  Featuring works by Michael Kirwan along with other erotic artists from around the world.

 

These are images of men the way Mother Nature created them — masculine, sexy, muscled, and hairy.  And this book is made even furrier and hornier because Michael Kirwan's art is included.

 

 

Order by clicking here:

 

 

HAIR

Hardcover

260 full color pages

 

 

 

 


 

March 27-28, 2010

West Hollywood (LA), CA

 

Tom of Finland Foundation
presents

The 15th Annual

West Hollywood — Los Angeles

Erotic Art Fair Weekend

 

A grand exhibition of erotic arts

from around the world

featuring Michael Kirwan

along with other erotic artists.

 

The Tom of Finland Foundation

A Quarter Century of dedication to protecting, preserving and promoting Erotic Art

 

 

Michael Kirwan will once again be in attendance selling original works of art and signing autographs

on exposed genitals during the show.

              

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Stop by and see these great, new illustrations in person

and meet Michael Kirwan.

 

Erotic Art Fair

Saturday, March 27, 2010, 1:00 - 7:00 PM

Sunday, March 28, 2010, Noon - 6:00 PM

Venue:

West Hollywood Park
647 N. San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

$10 general public admission or

$8 Foundation Members.

Proceeds will benefit the Tom of Finland Foundation.

 

For more information:  click here

 


 

September 12, 2009 -

March 1, 2010

Las Vegas, NV

 

Erotic Heritage Museum

&

Laura Henkel Fine Art
presents

First Year Anniversary Exhibition

Sex on the Streets

 

An exhibition of erotic works

by artists in a range of mediums

featuring the illustrative art of Michael Kirwan

along with other erotic artists.

 

 

The Erotic Heritage Museum is dedicated to the belief that sexual pleasure and fun are natural aspects of the human experience, that such pleasure must be made available to all, and that our individual sexuality belongs to each of us.

 

 

Michael Kirwan's original art will be available for purchase at the Exhibition.

              

 

 
 

 

          

Stop by and see these great illustrations in person.

 

Exhibition Opening & Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, September 12, 2009, 8:00 PM -2:00 AM
Hosted by The Sin Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

Full bar and live entertainment.

 

Venue:

Erotic Heritage Museum
3275 Industrial Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109

$20 general admission door donation

 

For more information:  click here

 


 

July, 2009

Bruno Gmünder

Verlag GmbH

 

Bruno Gmünder Publishing
presents

— A New Art Book Release —

 

Stripped Uncensored

A steaming hot collection of erotic gay comic art, paintings, and drawings.  Featuring works by Michael Kirwan along with other erotic artists from around the world.

 

Following the success of "Stripped — The Illustrated Male," the newest anthology “Stripped Uncensored” has all the big names in the field of gay erotica—only wilder and hotter this time because Michael Kirwan's art is included.

 

 

Order by clicking here:

 

Stripped Uncensored

Hardcover

260 full color pages

17 x 22.5 cm / 7 x 9 inch

 

 

 

 


May, 2009

Instigator Magazine

 

IXAmedia
presents

Instigator Magazine

Issue #19

 

 

Instigator packs steamy fiction, hard interviews, satire, technique improvement, art and killer photography into a magazine that blows away all other publications.  And in issue #19, this hot fetish magazine features the incredible art of Michael Kirwan.

 

 

For more information about subscribing:  click here

 

 

 


 

November 15, 2009

New York City, NY

 

— GLAAD —

Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
presents

OUTauction NYC 2009

Eighth Annual Art Event recognizing

GLAAD's Top 100 Artists 

 

Part art auction and part glamorous cocktail reception, OUTAuction NYC is the must attend event of the Fall season.

 

Works of art in the auction feature artist Michael Kirwan and other renowned artists including Herb Ritts, Keith Haring and many others.

 

 

Michael Kirwan has donated this colorful,

humorous and homoerotic work of art to the auction.

              

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Attend the event, support a great cause and

see this great illustrations in person. 

Then, place your bid and this original work of art

could be going home with you.

 

OUTAuction

Sunday, November 15, 2009, 5:00 -9:30 PM
Dress:  Cocktail Chic

Hosted: Cocktails & hors d'oeuvres
Tickets available for $125, $175, and $300.

Proceeds and donations will benefit GLAAD.

 

Venue:

Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011 323.856.6168

 

More Information:  click here

 


 

Trip Down Memory Lane

1972

 

You Be The Judge!

 

Did we date in High School?

— from the 1972 Yearbook for Cardinal Spellman High School (Bronx, New York City) showing classmates Sonia Sotomayor (Voted Most Likely to become a Supreme Court Judge) and Michael Kirwan (Voted Most Likely to become a World-Renowned Pornographer) —

 

Nah, I can't remember ever having spoken a word to her in the four years we spent at the Cardinal Spellman (He of the picking up chorus boys in the official Diocese limousine for "special" evenings) High School.

 

She was one of the "good" people and I was an irreverent, agitating asshole. But it's nice to know that at least one other person from the class of '72 did something noteworthy. Hahaha!!!!

 

I recently dug out my old Yearbook to refresh my memory. I noticed that Ms. Sotomayor was President of the Class, in the National Honors Society, part of Student Government, and on something called the Constitution Committee. Organizations that I was absolutely oblivious to during my tenure in Cardinal Spellman.

 

My own student résumé was Glee Club 1-3 and "The Works" 2-3 which I think was the school "magazine."  The newspaper was "The Pilot" and we were the edgy artsy alternative rag.  I was roundly and soundly condemned for inserting at the last minute (a common ruse I used during my illustration days) a "Blessed Virgin" depiction of a sea lion. There was a similar (but not quite as vicious) contretemps about a lascivious dancing elephant as I recall and some other nonsense about an anti-war essay I'd snuck in.

 

I'm pretty sure that the future judge and I never even crossed paths. In Freshman and Sophomore years, Spellman was "co-institutional" so the girls were on one side of the building and we were on the other. The only time we were able to mingle was at lunch, rallies/masses/dances/assemblies. Miss Sotomayor moved in circles of which I had no awareness whatsoever. To be frank, unless a girl was either beautiful, pretty, slutty or a freak, I didn't  "see" them at all, and she wasn't a looker. She certainly never sat next to me in Detention where I was a "regular." I was actually surprised that she wasn't listed as a member of  "Vaya" the Hispanic club (at that time it would've been 99% Puerto Rican... there just wasn't a recognizable population of anything other than PR's in NYC in '68-'72). There are a couple of clubs listed in the yearbook that don't even suggest what their purpose was.... BIZARRE.

 

By the way, it was Yours Truly who forced the school to offer Art as a course for boys. Before I fucked everyone over, the males could only take Mechanical Art (engineering draftsmanship). Typing was another class I inveigled the administration to let boys take (although I didn't avail myself of that opportunity personally). I was pretty much a constant nuisance about almost every aspect of the school's structure. Now that I think of it, perhaps the reason I was so spectacularly uninvolved with the student body was because I considered myself an equal (and often a better) of the staff and so that's where I trained my energy. That and smoking dope and getting laid. HAHAHAHA!!!!!!

 

— Michael Kirwan

 


 

March 27-29, 2009

West Hollywood (LA), CA

 

Tom of Finland Foundation
presents

The 14th Annual

West Hollywood — Los Angeles

Erotic Art Fair Weekend

 

A grand exhibition of erotic arts

from around the world

featuring Michael Kirwan

along with other erotic artists.

 

The Tom of Finland Foundation

A Quarter Century of dedication to protecting, preserving and promoting Erotic Art

 

 

Michael Kirwan will be in attendance selling original works of art and signing autographs

on exposed genitals during the show.

              

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Stop by and see these great, new illustrations in person

and meet Michael Kirwan.

 

Opening Artist Reception

Friday, March 27, 2009, 8:00 -11:00 PM
A casual meet and greet for artists and art aficionados.  Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

 See Tom's restored studio,

a newly curated art exhibition, and more!
Reception $10 general public or

$8 non-fair artists and Foundation Members.

Proceeds will benefit the Tom of Finland Foundation.

 

Erotic Art Fair

Saturday, March 28, 2009, 1:00 - 7:00 PM

Sunday, March 29, 2009, Noon - 6:00 PM

Venue:

West Hollywood Park
647 N. San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

$10 general public admission or

$8 Foundation Members.

 

For more information:  click here

 


 

Occasional Thursdays - 11 pm ET

Find IT on eBay

 

KirwanArts on   

eBay Home

 

Michael Kirwan
presents:

Original Art Up For Auction
Featuring drawings and cartoons
 

Michael was recently searching through his closet and found some great, original drawings and cartoons that he thought he would share with those who appreciate his art. 

These images will be mostly "R"-rated compared to the usual rating for much of his art.  While these special pieces are not the typical size or detailed settings found on most of the art for sale on his website, these smaller drawings are a great way to start collecting original art by Michael.  Many of these images have been previously published for everyone to enjoy with one hand or two.  Check the auctions each week to see new works of art available for bidding.

 

No Reserve Auctions

 

eBay Seller ID:  KirwanArts

 

 

 

coming soon

original art

for sale

eBay Home

 

 

 

 

New items to be auctioned every month (hopefully).

 

Watch for more

 original art

 auctions  from

 Michael Kirwan.

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July, 2007

on-line

 


article

Welcome to Golfland

illustrations by Michael Kirwan

 

 

Palm Springs Life Magazine

 

Michael created humorous illustrations for an article poking fun at some of the terms and expressions used while golfing.

 

view article and illustrations:
palmspringslife.com

 


 

May 31 - June 3, 2007

Orlando, FL

 

Michael Kirwan
attends

 

 

Gay Days

at Walt Disney World

 

 

Celebrate the fairy dusted magic of a herd of gay guys descending upon the most magical place on earth.  It's Gay Days at Disney World and Michael Kirwan is vacation with friends in Orlando during the weekend.  This will just ratchet up the gayness for the entire event.

 

 

 

Michael Kirwan created this original,

one-of-a-kind work of art with the inspiration

being his visit to Disney World.

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       This great illustration is for sale in the

KirwanArts on-line gallery.

Click here to reach the Purchase Gallery.   

 

 

 

Look for Michael on Saturday, in the Magic Kingdom.  He should be in line around 1:00pm for the Country Bear Jamboree show.  You can't miss him as he will be wearing a red shirt!

 

Venue:
Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World

Orlando, FL

 

More about GayDays on their website

 


 

May 19, 2007

on-line

 

John Calendo
interviews
Artist Michael Kirwan

for nightcharm.com

 

 

 

Hot & Vulgar:

The Art of Michael Kirwan

 

by John Calendo for
nightcharm.com

 


 

April 16, 2007

New York, NY

 

Lambda Legal and Prism Comics
presents

"Life Without Fair Courts" Contest

 

Lambda Legal has teamed up with Prism Comics, and media sponsor, the Advocate, to launch a nationwide contest to find the best representation of what this country could look like without fair courts.

 

What can you enter?  

A cartoon, illustration or graphic art panel that shows what life would be like if courts weren't there to make fair decisions on LGBT issues or any other civil rights violations.

The concept can be interpreted broadly — use your imagination!

 

With themes of

"Life Without Internet Privacy" and

"Life Without Freedom From Religion,"

Michael Kirwan has entered

this new work of art into the contest.

 

 

One Download Too Many

It's very difficult for me to recognize just how the judicial system champions America's gay citizenry with any real enthusiasm. What protections and accommodations we have managed to secure in the last forty years still don't vest us with the same equal rights afforded straight people in this country. It has recently come to light that the current administration is deliberately seeding Justice Departments all across the nation with graduates from law schools operated by rabid fundamentalist Christian organizations. What validity will pro-gay legislation have if those handpicked officials arbitrarily refuse to prosecute civil rights laws designed to ensure our safety because of their moral convictions? We now have a quasi-elected, dynastic head-of-state who disregards international law and blithely renders the Constitution of the United States in tattered shreds with his fervor to reshape the world as he sees fit. General Peter Pace recently declared that homosexuals were too morally unclean to murder Arabs and not one of the presidential contenders demanded his resignation. I am appalled by the complacency of a vast number of queers, I am horrified to witness the ascension of the hate and fear mongers disguised as religious zealots, but I am also encouraged and inspired by entities such as the Lambda Legal that valiantly take on the system to cement our rightful place in society.

— Michael Kirwan

 

The finalist entries will be posted online through the

Lambda Legal website on or around May 21, 2007.

 

Visitors to the website will be able to submit their votes for who they believe is the best entry. Only one vote per valid email address will be allowed. The entry that receives the highest number of online votes will be deemed the first prize winner, second highest will be the second prize winner and third prize will be the third prize winner.

 

A link to the voting may be placed here when available.

 


 

August 5, 2006 — 8pm - 11pm

Los Angeles, CA

 

Space at Fountain's End
presents

The Salon At Space

A "Grand Salon" Benefit and Continuing Exhibition (through August 27th) 

 

Opening Night of a month-long exhibition

featuring Michael Kirwan

along with other erotic artists.

 

The Tom of Finland Foundation will also have an exhibit about the life and work of its namesake.

 

 

Michael Kirwan has created these works just for the show and will also be displaying other works of art during the show.

              

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Stop by and see these great illustrations in person.

 

Opening Reception

Saturday, August 5, 2006, 8:00 -11:00 PM
A wine and cheese evening with the exhibiting artists.
Reception Donation $10.

Proceeds will benefit the Tom of Finland Foundation.

 

Venue:

Michael Kiearn's Space at Fountain's End
Gallery Hours: Call
3929 Fountain Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029 323.856.6168
(Just short of where Fountain turns into Hyperion)
In the evening, parking is also available in the Discount Tires lot diagonally across the street.

 

Map click here

 


 

April 17, 2006

on-line

 

Joe Flazh!
interviews
Artist Michael Kirwan

on metroG.com

 

 

 

 

Joe Flazh!, metroG Art Editor, interviews Tom of Finland Foundation Artist-In-Residence

Michael Kirwan

 

Venue:
Erotic Museum of L.A.

 

Part One & Part Two of the interview was on metroG.com

The full interview is archived here.

 


 

May 13, 2006 — 9pm - 2am

Orlando, FL

 

AKA Lounge
presents

Lewd Nite

 


 

The purpose of Lewd Nite is to allow visual artists to show offensive artwork. You won't find paintings of palm trees, or pet portraiture. No landscapes or ho-hum watercolors. Lewd Nite will exhibit frightening, repulsive and wrong subject matter. This work will incite, bother and disturb. The show will offend you spiritually, emotionally, racially, sexually and politically. We are not only looking to push the envelope, we would like the envelope to disappear so that we may see what is past it. The work will question your ideas about what is acceptable in the visual arts.

 

 

Michael Kirwan is displaying these

lewd works of art during the show.

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Stop by and see these great illustrations in person.

These originals will also be available for purchase.

 

 

Join in for a debaucherous evening of lewd art.

 

Venue:
AKA Lounge

68 East Pin Street (upstairs)

Orlando, Florida (downtown)
407-839-3707

 

Map on AKA Lounge website

 


 

April 8, 2006

Los Angeles, CA

 

Eagle LA & Onyx
salute:

MEN OF COLOR II

A Celebration of Diversity in Leather
Featuring a silent art auction to benefit the
Tom of Finland Foundation

 

 

 

Michael Kirwan is donating these special works of art

for the benefit, silent auction.

       

 

 

Starts 9:00 PM, $5 donation requested.

 

Venue:
Eagle LA

4219 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026 · Map · 323.669.9472
Eagle LA Website

 

Auction benefits

Tom of Finland Foundation

 Website

 


 

February 18, 2006

Los Angeles, CA

 

The Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
present:

Mr. Sister Leather 2006
Featuring a silent art auction to benefit the
Tom of Finland Foundation

 

Poster created and donated by Bulldog Design

 

Michael Kirwan is donating this special work of art

for the benefit, silent auction.

"It's Mine" — Michael Kirwan - 2006

 

Join the Sisters and give them a hand selecting this year's Mr. Sister Leather. The winner will become a contestent in the Mr. LA Leather Contest sponsored by the Los Angeles Leather Coalition. (Mr. LA Leather is an International Mr. Leather qualifying contest.)

The Sisters will also be hosting the Gauntlet's "Strictly Leather" night on Friday, February 17 and a Mr. Sister Victory Party and BBQ on Sunday, February 19.

Starts 9:00 PM, $7 donation requested.

Want to be a contestent? Contact Sister Erotica!

Venue:
Gauntlet II

4219 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026 · Map · 323.669.9472
Gauntlet II Website

The Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Website
LA Leather Coalition Website
International Mr. Leather Website

 


 

December 1 & 15, 2005

Q Television Network

 

Michael Kirwan
appearance on:
Queer Edge
starring Jack E. Jett

 

 

 

Michael appeared on two episodes of Queer Edge starring Jack E. Jett broadcast December 1st, and December 15th, 2005.

Above Michael (right) is photographed with Charo (show co-host) (center) and Edith Edit (left).

Queer Edge  Website

 


 

October 6, 2005 - January 12, 2006

 Extended through mid-February

Los Angeles, CA

 

The Erotic Museum and
T
OM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
present:
Girls Who Do
The Illustration of Michael Kirwan

 

 

 

Opening reception on Thursday, October 6, 2005, 5 - 9:00 PM.

The opening reception is part of the Foundation's
West Hollywood - Los Angeles Erotic Art Fair Weekend activities!

$10 General Public — $8 Foundation members and non-fair artists.

 

Artist's Statement

 

I tracked down and studied as many porn illustrations as I could find when I was originally approached by Dugent Publishing to try my hand at erotic artwork. These many years later I can't recall the artists or their output, but I can still remember noticing that the women depicted were interchangeable, vacant-eyed mannequins fulfilling some guy's lustful expectations with zombie-like enthusiasm. I determined that if I was going to do this kind of work I'd have to take it in a different direction. I wasn't going to portray female representations as debased, demeaned, humiliated or ridiculously compliant. I invested them with character, with motive and personality while giving them their own sexual agenda. I wanted the male readers to get comfortable with the concept of appreciating actual women with individual features instead of lobotomized Barbi dolls as potential sex partners. I also wanted to elevate the profile of the male characters who were typically shown as repulsive, diminutive sexually-obsessed losers scoring the impossible playmate. I wanted the men to reflect and compliment the readers by being reasonably attractive, well-groomed and sensual (as opposed to simply ravenous). Some editors balked at my subtle upgrades to the genre, but eventually they understood that the guys buying these magazines were no longer those same readers raised with that 40's and 50's mentality about the roles of men and women in sexual situations. I think I got it right. I'm still working and you can find my artwork regularly in SCORE magazines like "18eighteen".


— Michael Kirwan

 

This exhibition is made possible by a generous donation from Michaeljohn Horne.

Framing is donated by Design and Decor Framers of Santa Ana.

Read more about the Museum in the Foundation's Dispatch

The Erotic Museum
Gallery Hours: Sunday - Thursday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Friday - Saturday 10:00 AM - Midnight.
6741 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028 · Map ·
323.GO.EROTIC
The Erotic Museum  Website

 

 


 

December 8-30, 2005

New York City, NY


Art @ Large

presents:
December Winter Invitational
With Illustrations by Michael Kirwan

 

 

 

 

Art At Large presents it’s

1st annual Winter Invitational

of some of our best represented and invited artists.
 

The exhibition opens with an artist reception on:
Thursday, December 8, 2005, 6 - 9:00pm

 

 

Art at Large
Gallery Hours:  Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM.
630 Ninth Avenue (between 44 & 45th streets) · Map ·

The Film Center Building

No. 707, 7th Floor

New York, NY  10036

212-957-8371

 

 


 

November 17, 2005

Los Angeles, CA

 

The Erotic Museum and
T
OM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
present:

Girls Who Do
The Illustration of Michael Kirwan

 

 

SPECIAL BENEFIT EVENT!


Thursday, November 17, 2005

 

 Artist's Reception
7 - 11:00 PM.


Meet Michael Kirwan in person,

mingle with fellow art lovers

and see the complete Museum exhibition.

 

The Tom of Finland Foundation and The Erotic Museum present this solo exhibition of illustrator Michael Kirwan. Please join us for the special artist's reception. Meet Michael Kirwan in person and mingle with fellow art lovers. The evening will include DJ's, a hosted bar and all current Erotic Museum exhibitions. At the request of the artist, sales from this exhibition will contribute to the Tom of Finland Foundation's Marcello Lupetti Artists Fund.

November 17, 2005 - 7:00 - 11:00 PM
$10 General Public - $7.95 Foundation members - Free to credentialed members of the Press.
The exhibit runs through January 12, 2006.

The Erotic Museum
6741 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028

This exhibition was made possible by a generous donation from Michaeljohn Horne and Design and Decor Framers of Santa Ana.

The unique figural aesthetic of Michael Kirwan depicts a dizzying array of obscure fetishes and indulgent scenarios in lurid color. Kirwan's work falls into two categories: that work which he does to make a living and that which he does for his own personal satisfaction as an artist. Being a gay man who is often called upon to represent heterosexual scenes in his professional life give his commercial work a unique perspective. He identifies as much with the male figures (the subject of his work) as with the female (the object) and as such objectifies neither. His characters seem to express a measure of empathy with the intended audience: they are the viewer in a way, or the person he fantasizes himself to be. It is this connection with the subject that makes Kirwan's illustrations special. They are not empty shells filled with sexuality, they seem more like real growing creatures expressing a sexuality of their own.

The work on display in the exhibition is from Kirwan's professional life. The work he does in private and often shows as part of the Tom of Finland Foundation's exhibitions is a direct link to the visual heritage of that organization's namesake but with a different geographic origin. If the ghost of Tom's heroic sailors and lumberjacks still stride the Scandinavian countryside, the same spirit lives in Kirwan's unemployed salesmen and short-order cooks of the Bronx and the Waterfront. It is a common and confident male form, indulgent in it's sexuality, not apologetic.

I first got involved in this field (commercial illustration for adult magazines) back in the very early 90s I researched what other illustrators were submitting and was pretty dismayed by what I discovered. The women were depicted as vacuous interchangeable blow-up dolls who portrayed neither emotion or personality. The men, when they were even allowed in the frame, were shown as nebbish, creepy little perverts who slobbered and grasped shamelessly at the preternaturally lovely women accommodating them. This industry standard didn't sit well with me. I take a great deal of pleasure in humanizing characters and investing them with both personality and sexuality. I don't judge people. It's not my job. But illustrating porn is my job and I take pride in the fact that none of my randy little creations is debased, demeaned or derided for being different. They're horny, happy and human. I see each scene through each of the character's eyes, and everybody always sees what they like. - Michael Kirwan

The exhibition includes over 30 works by the prolific artist and a selection of original works by Tom of Finland.

 

The Erotic Museum
Gallery Hours: Sunday - Thursday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Friday - Saturday 10:00 AM - Midnight.
6741 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028 · Map ·
323.GO.EROTIC
The Erotic Museum  Website

 

 


 

 

September-October , 2005

L.A./West Hollywood, CA


Michael Kirwan's art

is featured on the cover of
BOULEVARD MAGAZINE

 

September-October 2005 Boulevard Magazine Cover Harlequin Dwarf by Michael Kirwan

 

 

 


 

October 20-23, 2005

Orlando, FL

 

The Bears of Central Florida
present:
Bear Bust 2005

including an exhibition art gallery of "Bear" Artists
Michael Kirwan is donating a special work of art and will be displaying a new work created with bears in mind.

 

 

This very special piece will be for sale

following Bear Bust 2005.

"Bear Picnic" — Michael Kirwan - 2005

 

Bear Bust 2005
Gallery Hours: Friday - Saturday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Host Hotel - Ivanhoe Plaza Hotel
730 North Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, Florida · Map ·
Bear Bust 2005  Website

 


 

October 6-9, 2005

West Hollywood / Los Angeles, CA

 

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents the:
11th Annual
West Hollywood — Los Angeles
EROTIC ART
FAIR WEEKEND

20 Years of Dedication to Protecting,
Preserving and Promoting Erotic Art

 

 

 

Art Fair on Saturday & Sunday
Saturday 1 - 7 PM — Sunday Noon - 6 PM

 

Plummer Park (Map)
7377 Santa Monica Boulevard,
West Hollywood, CA 90046

Parking: between Vista and Fuller – there are parking lots

off of both Santa Monica and Fountain.

 

 

Fair Symposium Topic Announced!

Sunday:
"Inspiration: Mine, Yours and Theirs"

presented by Michael Kirwan and The Hun
How artists derive their inspiration for what they create - personal, commissions, editors, other artists.

 
 

 


 

May 20-22, 2005

New York City, NY

 

I'm going to be in New York City for the Tom of Finland 5th annual Erotic Art Fair on May 20th, 21st, and 22nd. I'll be signing limited edition posters that I designed for the event at the Gay, Lesbian, Tricycle Center in the West Village. I'm not exhibiting this year but a number of gallery representatives will have examples of my work for sale, so I'll have plenty of time to get on everybody's nerves. The posters are BEAUTIFUL and very horny and only $25.00 each.

Come say "hi". Buy a poster. Buy some art.

Buy me a few drinks. Hahaha!!! Later.

 

 

I'm only in NYC for a few days this year. So come to this thing and say, "Hi," and buy one of these posters. I'm still debating the fate of the original drawing, "Someday on the Subway." Any suggestions?

Later, Michael

 

12" x 18" Poster — Limited Edition

 Click here for more information about the Erotic Art Fair Event.

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