Hole Gallery Assistant Director May Andersen on Cover of Playboy

Posted on: April 23rd, 2012 at 6:28 am by

The Bowery can add another notch on its collective belt with an appearance on the cover of Playboy. Well, sorta. Hole Gallery Assistant Director May Andersen bares it all – about her transition to the art world, that is – in the May 2012 issue of the spankworthy mag. So purchase a copy, you know, for the articles…

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Photo Credit: Clayton Patterson

Miss May is actually a former Danish supermodel known for appearances in the Victoria’s Secret porn catalog and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. This particular XXX appearance falls in line with the current exhibit at Hole – “Giverny” – which is sponsored by Playboy.com and features work by EV Day and Kembra Pfahler. An art world ambassador of sorts on the cover lends credence to those who maintain that Playboy is indeed art.

Here’s an excerpt from the accompanying article, written by Chris Tennant:

As she guides us through the space, identifying and describing in detail each piece we pass, it’s clear she knows what she’s talking about. In fact, it turns out she works at the gallery full time. As in “May Andersen is an assistant director at one of New York’s most respected avant-garde galleries.”

We have to ask, What the hell is she doing here?

“Basically, I’m 29 now, which is old in model years, and around the time I started thinking about what I wanted to do next, this opportunity came up,” she says softly.

May Andersen held a magazine signing at 312 Bowery last Thursday night. Clayton Patterson was there and sent the above shot.

[via GalleristNY]

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