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Omar Apollo’s explicit nude portrait has finally been unleashed & we’re gonna need a minute

Live For Me, would come in eye-popping packaging that featured a portrait of… well, his package.Though Live For Me dropped earlier this month, the vinyl hadn’t yet shipped, so the public still hadn’t caught a glimpse of Apollo’s painted penis for themselves—talk about a c*ck tease!But that all changed last night.At a ticketed event held at the Museum of Modern Art’s PS1 contemporary art institute in Queens, Apollo hosted what was billed as an “immersive listening experience” for Live For Me, with all proceeds going to The Trevor Project.As the singer-songwriter had been teasing online, it’s here that folks could get their first in-person look at the front and back of the EP’s art, featuring the “top” and “bottom” of his painted nude, respectively.My dicks about to be in the MoMa if any of my friends wanna pull up text meJoining Apollo at the event was artist Doran Langberg, the portraitist behind the revealing artwork who he calls a “superstar of our world.”In a video shared to Twitter X by The Trevor Project’s Senior Vice President of Communications, Kevin Wong (who also gave permission to Queerty to share his photos from the event), Apollo and Langberg discussed the process of creating the Live For Me art, citing queer photographer Peter Hujar as inspiration.“We go into [Langberg’s] studio—which I’ve already been in—like, hung out, talked, had a great time, connected,” Apollo told the attentive MoMa crowd. “Then we do the first painting, then I’m go, ‘Oh let’s go get a sandwich, get a lunch break.

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