Art World Missed Connections: Star-Crossed Cross-Dresser at MoMA

missed-connections-tony-fitzpatrickAs with last week, today’s Art World Missed Connections turned up just one item, but once again what this week’s catch lacks in numbers it makes up for in weirdness. The item in question involves a cross-dressing “Asian daddy” who was spotted by a visitor at the Museum of Modern Art a few weeks ago, prompting a strange and difficult-to-decipher Craigslist post.

In his post, “Cross-dress Asian daddy at Museum of Modern Art – m4m – 31 (Midtown),” the author recounts:


I saw you at Museum of Modern Art a Saturday evening (2,3weeks agao). I was with other Asian friends . You were wearing a black cap, light pink shirt, black skirt. You looked lovely.veryclean.

I’m a 31 yo Asian guy who likes older Asian men.

Please do email me back if you see this ad.


As far as we’re concerned, being described as “veryclean” is just about the highest praise a prospective romantic interest can give.

— Benjamin Sutton

(Image: Detail from Tony Fitzpatrick, “My Snakebit Heart,” 1993. Courtesy the Brooklyn Museum.)