The O.G. Rebels

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What’s the common thread running through our second OG portfolio? The word fearlessness came up often. The courage to be disliked, to stick to your guns, to seek adventure and make trouble, to look past trends and embrace the next generation of like-minded mavericks, to keep going, at 55 or 95, despite it all, and (to quote Nobel Prize–winning OG poet Louise Glück) “risk joy in the raw wind of the new world.” A toast to the aristocracy of talent on this list. We see and salute you. After all, game recognizes game. — Erik Maza

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Bethann Hardison “She speaks her mind and tells the truth, whether you like it or not. She’s not afraid to go up to anyone to correct a wrong. When we worked together, I witnessed firsthand a woman who is strong-willed and compassionate, and, despite it all, still dares to dream.” —Frédéric Tcheng, Hardison’s co-­director on the doc about her life, Invisible BeautyTRUNK ARCHIVES
devant le musee du louvre, pendant une action symbolique de militants de pain prescription addiction intervention now et de sa porte parole la photographe nan goldin, contre les opioides aux etats unis, dont la famille sockler et son entreprise purdue pharma sont responsables douze salles du musee du louvre portent le nom sackler, suite a un don de 10 millions de francs en 1997
Nan Goldin “First she revolutionized photography, becoming an unparalleled master of composition and the greatest colorist since William Eggleston. Then she revolutionized activism, using her talent for making a scene to expose the rotten system that enabled the Sackler family’s greed. She transformed a medium, then she transformed the world—she is a true agent of history.” —David Velasco, editor of ArtforumDenis ALLARD/REA/Redux
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Parker Posey “Parker is one of one. For as long as I’ve wanted to be an actress, she has been someone I’ve looked at as an example of how to do it right. She chooses her work carefully, from the heart, and then she plays—hard. Parker Posey—bright and sharp and goofy and glam—is a genre unto herself.”Hari Nef, who co-stars with Posey in The Seagull/Woodstock, NY at the Pershing Square Signature Center in NYC through March 26. Hair by Rob Harmon. Makeup by Brett Jackson at See Management Styled by Yvette JordanPhilip Friedman

american performance artist, musician and movie director laurie anderson at the press conference of her exhibition the record of the time at duesseldorf, germany, 2003 photo by wolfgang kuhnunited archives via getty images
Laurie Anderson Music’s most Zen iconoclast edited The Art of the Straight Line, a mindfulness book by late husband Lou Reed.United Archives
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Judy Blume A doc about her life wowed Sundance, and an Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret movie is due next month.Karjean Levine - Getty Images
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Justin Vivian Bond Living proof, usually in head-to-toe Loewe at Joe’s Pub, that glamour is resistance.Sylvain Gaboury - Getty Images
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Linda Goode Bryant Just Above Midtown, her pioneering incubator for Black artists, is immortalized at MoMA.Dave Kotinsky - Getty Images
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John Cale Downtown music’s avant-garde godfather released a new LP at 80.Michael Putland - Getty Images
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Willem Dafoe The IMDB lists 10 upcoming credits, including as an art thief in the thriller Inside, out now.Gabriel Olsen - Getty Images
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Snoop Dogg What would Martha toke without him?Stephen J. Cohen
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Jodie Foster Director, producer, two-time Oscar winner, HBO’s new True Detective.David Hume Kennerly - Getty Images
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Courtney LoveRoger Kisby - Getty Images
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Natasha LyonneStefania D'Alessandro - Getty Images
lusail city, qatar december 13 lionel messi celebrates after their sides third goal by julian alvarez of argentina during the fifa world cup qatar 2022 semi final match between argentina and croatia at lusail stadium on december 13, 2022 in lusail city, qatar photo by clive brunskillgetty images
Lionel Messi Defied France to go out on top at his last World Cup.Clive Brunskill
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Marilyn Minter Her first NYC show in six years, at LGDR, features a bevy of OGs, from Gloria Steinem to Glenn Ligon.Catherine McGann - Getty Images
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Dustin Pittman Downtown bad boy photog’s work is getting reassessed, most recently by Mickalene Thomas for Dior haute couture.Cindy Ord - Getty Images
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Iggy Pop Age has not withered punk’s prophet. On new album Every Loser it has made him wiser.REUTERS/Reuters/Redux
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Priscilla Presley Graceland’s matriarch gets her own biopic soon, courtesy of Sofia Coppola.Michael Ochs Archives - Getty Images
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Edmund White His canonic A Boy’s Own Story is now a graphic novel with art by Igor Karash.Colin McPherson - Getty Images
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