Back in September of 2003, The FADER published a feature story on Ryan McGinley, the same year he became the youngest artist to ever receive a solo show at the Whitney Museum of American Art. The story included many of the photos from his first book, The Kids Are Alright, that made him famous and a favorite of ours. He was 26. About an hour ago, McGinley once again shredded our blasé brainstems with his Moonmilk series, in which he took a bunch of stripped kids spelunking across the country. Big deal, you say? Well you try to make a naked dude in a cave look like he's punching the sun in the face and see how it comes out. View the images at Tiny Vices, look out for an exhibition soon and a book most likely to follow.
Ryan McGinley’s Moonmilk
August 19, 2009