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13 Questions for Austin Young
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If this were speed dating, how would you describe yourself to a complete stranger in just one sentence?
My art takes complex ideas and expresses them in a deceivingly simple way, often confusing the boundaries of beauty, gender, identity and fashion.

If you could watch only one movie every single day for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
The Lord of the Rings trilogy. An epic, tragic, unrequited gay love story. War and industrialization destroy a once-perfect world. My thesis: The ring is secret homosexual feelings and Mordor is anal penetration.

Hold onto your seat, it’s about to get real. What’s your favorite color? And think of a pretentious new name for it.
Orange. It has a perfect name already.

Complete the sentence: “I could not live without…”
Making art.

What celebrity would you like to have wild, passionate, dirty animal sex with?
Ewan McGregor, of course!

What song title could also be the name of your autobiography?Walk on the Wild Side.”

Describe, in detail, your death row meal.
Green papaya salad, yellowtail sashimi, fois gras, steamed mussels, pomme frittes with truffle oil, grilled fresh lobster tails and coconut cake from Sweet Lady Jane.

If you could come back in your next life as anyone or anything, who or what would you be?
A wealthy philanthropist, but I would like to come back already having the wisdom of this lifetime. Nature’s cruel joke: By the time we learn something about life, we are old.

Worst job you’ve ever had?
Busboy at the Peppermill in Reno, Nevada, in the summer of 1982.

Share your favorite beauty tip with us.
Raw coconut oil. Apples between meals. 

Who or what is your spirit animal?
I have two—Patrick Nagel and Divine.

Tell me a secret!
I’m a very private person. I barely tell my friends what’s going on in my life. I’m very visual, and I’ve learned to communicate through my art.

Finally, be a total shameless whore and plug whatever you want.
Be a part of my next solo show, Makeovers! It’s March 1-2 at The Good Luck Gallery in Chinatown. It’s a photo studio/performance, inspired by Glamour Shots® and the portrait studios at Olan Mills and Sears. There will be incredible hair and makeup styling, and then I take your portrait! To get your glamour shot, reserve a spot at

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