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Renowned NYC art dealer Brent Sikkema found stabbed to death in Rio

Rough trade?

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by Anonymousreply 257April 11, 2024 8:01 AM

Fucking paywall.

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by Anonymousreply 1January 16, 2024 8:08 PM

The photo shows that under those clothes he had a nice body for a 75 year-old man.

I'm surprised this is not getting greater traction here. Usually glamorous murders get more attention.

by Anonymousreply 2January 16, 2024 8:08 PM

I see zero sign that he had a nice body.

by Anonymousreply 3January 16, 2024 8:14 PM

why are we even talking about his body? jeez

I want to discuss the BBC he was taking before getting stabbed

by Anonymousreply 4January 16, 2024 8:17 PM

you are trash r4

this was a person with a life (an admirable life)

by Anonymousreply 5January 16, 2024 8:17 PM

That's a tragic way to die. At least they can't blame NYC crime on this.

by Anonymousreply 6January 16, 2024 9:27 PM

[quote]Sikkema lived most of the year in New York but found an affinity with Rio de Janeiro

I think his affinity was with hung, cheap, and plentiful Brazilian rentboys.

by Anonymousreply 7January 16, 2024 9:38 PM

Sex tourism by gay men in Rio? Yeah he went there to get a tan and escape winter.

by Anonymousreply 8January 16, 2024 9:41 PM

Is "affinity" the new code for BBC addiction?

by Anonymousreply 9January 16, 2024 9:41 PM

[quote] I see zero sign that he had a nice body.

He has muscular thighs under those black pants in the photo at the original post.

by Anonymousreply 10January 16, 2024 9:42 PM

[quote] Sex tourism by gay men in Rio?

I've never heard of such a preposterous thing!

by Anonymousreply 11January 16, 2024 9:43 PM

He was my longtime lover but our houseboy was jealous.

by Anonymousreply 12January 16, 2024 9:56 PM

Sikkema is survived by his husband and 12-year-old son.

by Anonymousreply 13January 17, 2024 12:06 AM

Died by dick, you know it.

by Anonymousreply 14January 17, 2024 12:37 AM

R5, it’s R4’s racism that makes him trash, you airhead.

by Anonymousreply 15January 17, 2024 12:41 AM

I was in Rio on vacation about six months ago. I absolutely loved the place but while I was staying there a cute young tourist from Georgia (Georgia as in the Eurasian country, not the Murican state) was killed by a drug-addicted male hustler he brought back to his hotel room.

Stupid white guys who go looking for sex in a place like Rio really have it coming to them.

by Anonymousreply 16January 17, 2024 1:16 AM

So you're implying stupid non-white guys who go looking for sex in a place like Rio somehow do NOT have it coming to them, r16?

Please explain how that works.

by Anonymousreply 17January 17, 2024 1:30 AM

I'm sure he loves Brazil for the weather and cultural opportunities, just like Glenn Greenwald

by Anonymousreply 18January 17, 2024 1:32 AM

Very sad. What a way to go.

by Anonymousreply 19January 17, 2024 1:42 AM

Deep plane facelift and fillers. 50k down the drain!

by Anonymousreply 20January 17, 2024 1:48 AM

Didn’t know him but his gallery was a favorite of mine. Sad.

by Anonymousreply 21January 17, 2024 1:56 AM

Oh no, this is not good. If they won’t even treat the eldergays with respect, how can a thirty something gay expect to score some of that famous big Brazilian cock.

by Anonymousreply 22January 17, 2024 2:10 AM

What gay guy goes to Brazil and isn't going to look for some dick while he is there r16?! It's what you do.

by Anonymousreply 23January 17, 2024 2:17 AM

Think about it. If that's what happened to him, that he was murdered by someone he had sex with or was going to have sex with, and he was stabbed to death can you imagine what his last moments were like? How absolutely horrifying? No thanks. I'll BYOB.....Bring your own boy.

by Anonymousreply 24January 17, 2024 2:45 AM

Drugs were probably involved

by Anonymousreply 25January 17, 2024 7:15 AM

Glenn Greenwald -- meet your future!

by Anonymousreply 26January 17, 2024 7:19 AM

I think gay men past the age of 50 should be EXTRA careful and hire only vetted, known, professional whores. In my years I have known several rich eldergays seriously injured by bad pickups. In fact one was burned to death!

These rich geezers get deluded into life being a gravy train from decades of financial ease and most service people being obsequious ass kissers. They don't know they have lost their wits, and their strength , and also most importantly they have lost the respect of young men.

It's just a matter of time before some damaged trade fucks them over.

If you're going to buy sex - buy escorts known in your circle. Or take a young squire and know a LOT about him. Drop him if there is ANY damage.

It would even be better to go to a sauna known to have working boys, and consume there. Those whores are known to each other and you'd be in a public place.

Never ever invite unknown trade to your home, certainly not after a certain age.

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by Anonymousreply 27January 17, 2024 10:48 AM

Yes we get older. And we have problems letting go of what we once were. But then again, some of us never were all that. The point is that there are enough of us older queens who'll never win a beauty contest, to find someone who cares about us and stop trying to cling to the fiction that we're desirable to some hot young stud. It always ends in tears,...if you're lucky.

by Anonymousreply 28January 17, 2024 12:56 PM

Stabbing is often associated with clandestine sexual escapades.

by Anonymousreply 29January 17, 2024 1:06 PM

That’s why it’s best to stick to a bathhouse.

by Anonymousreply 30January 17, 2024 1:21 PM

R28- I was watching an old episode of Law And Order: Criminal Intent Monday night. In the episode an older woman 👵 was married to a young guy. He ran off with a girl his age (20’s) . She killed them both.

That never seems to happen in real life- real Gay life where the old queen 👸 kills the hot 🥵 young stud when said stud walks out on him.

by Anonymousreply 31January 17, 2024 1:25 PM

I jumped the NY Times paywall for my fellow cheapskates:

By Zachary Small Jan. 16, 2024, 1:18 p.m. ET Brent Sikkema, Influential Gallerist, Is Found Dead in His Rio Apartment The Brazilian police told The Associated Press they were investigating the art dealer’s death and looking for witnesses. The Manhattan art dealer Brent Sikkema, who represented prominent artists like Kara Walker, Jeffrey Gibson and Vik Muniz, was found dead in his Rio de Janeiro apartment on Monday night. Brazilian publications reported that the gallerist, who helped found Sikkema Jenkins & Co., was discovered with stab wounds to his body after the local Fire Department was called to his apartment in the neighborhood of Jardim Botânico. “It is with great sadness that the gallery announces the passing of our beloved founder,” Meg Malloy and Michael Jenkins, his business partners, said in a statement. “The gallery grieves this tremendous loss and will continue on in his spirit.” The Brazilian police did not immediately respond to a request for comment. “Officers will listen to witnesses, are looking for more information and are carrying out other inquiries to shed light on the case,” the Civil Police of Rio de Janeiro State said in a statement to The Associated Press. Sikkema, 75, worked in the art world for more than 50 years, opening his New York gallery in 1991 under the name Wooster Gardens. The gallery, which focused on contemporary art, was an early transplant from the SoHo neighborhood to the Chelsea arts district in 1999, where he soon brought on new partners and renamed the gallery. The dealership maintained a small but influential roster that helped build the careers of artists like Walker, who presented her first solo exhibition in New York nearly 30 years ago and continues to show with the gallery. Other notable artists with the company include Sheila Hicks, Louis Fratino and Jennifer Packer. “I’m shocked,” said Yancey Richardson, a longtime friend who runs a gallery across the street and shared representation of the photographer Mitch Epstein with him. “Brent had a terrific eye and thought outside of the box. He wasn’t just mounting one painting show after another.” Richardson said Sikkema was less involved at his gallery in recent years as he looked toward retirement. “He was trying to step back,” she said. Sikkema’s death comes ahead of a critical showcase for one of the gallery’s top artists, Jeffrey Gibson, who is preparing to represent the United States at the Venice Biennale in April. The exhibition is considered the art world’s version of the Olympics, and it requires substantial fund-raising and planning to succeed. Sikkema lived most of the year in New York but found an affinity with Rio de Janeiro. Speaking to the magazine IdeaFix about his apartment there, near the Tijuca forest, he described it as a true urban “oasis.”

by Anonymousreply 32January 17, 2024 1:32 PM

Renowned for what?

by Anonymousreply 33January 17, 2024 1:34 PM

For dealing art, Rose.

by Anonymousreply 34January 17, 2024 1:36 PM

I knew Brent. My ex was an art dealer and we hung out with him many times. I know its easy to laugh at his death as the folly of a pathetic old gay man but he was a truly lovely soul.

This is so heartbreaking.

by Anonymousreply 35January 17, 2024 1:43 PM

Not many laughing in this thread. It's sad and horrifying.

by Anonymousreply 36January 17, 2024 1:51 PM

how do these art galleries make money? they take a cut of sale?

by Anonymousreply 37January 17, 2024 5:37 PM

They're just a shop, you know.

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by Anonymousreply 38January 17, 2024 5:51 PM

I gotta start being nicer to my Brazilian tricks...

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by Anonymousreply 40January 19, 2024 8:23 AM

And don’t forget your Cuban tricks…

by Anonymousreply 41January 19, 2024 8:27 AM

A hit job arranged by the husband? How old is the surviving husband?

by Anonymousreply 42January 19, 2024 8:30 AM

The husband and possibly the son, from a number of years ago if the boy is 12 now.

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by Anonymousreply 43January 19, 2024 8:33 AM

Another of the husband, 2016

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by Anonymousreply 44January 19, 2024 8:36 AM

Detective Herdy said new information indicated that suspect Mr. Trevez and Mr. Sikkema had been together in Rio last summer, though the exact nature of their relationship was still unknown.

Uh, Detective Herdy.... give Datalounge a call.

We know.

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by Anonymousreply 45January 19, 2024 8:43 AM

I wouldn't do him. There's rough trade and there is suicidal death wish.

pic next post.

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by Anonymousreply 47January 19, 2024 8:44 AM

non paywall link below

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by Anonymousreply 48January 19, 2024 8:44 AM

He looks like the missing link.

by Anonymousreply 49January 19, 2024 8:45 AM

Aging ren tboys with jug ears are known to be dangerous.

by Anonymousreply 50January 19, 2024 8:47 AM

I wouldn't say the perp's face looks mean. It looks very primitive, and one might wonder if there is any reliable moral register given such a neanderthal IQ.

by Anonymousreply 51January 19, 2024 8:50 AM

cut or uncut?

by Anonymousreply 52January 19, 2024 9:32 AM

Art Dealer sounds like such a shady profession.

by Anonymousreply 53January 19, 2024 1:03 PM

R45, “exact relationship” means that it is not clear who was top, bottom, or versatile.

by Anonymousreply 54January 19, 2024 1:06 PM

If only a homicidal rent boy would take out Glenn Greenwald...

by Anonymousreply 55January 19, 2024 6:12 PM

that guy is so ugly but he looks like he's in shape. he doesn't have to see his face if the guy is fucking him from behind. paper bag job

by Anonymousreply 56January 20, 2024 3:28 PM

Crazy what people will risk just for a good hookup

by Anonymousreply 57January 20, 2024 3:29 PM

R56 the victim or the killer is so ugly?

by Anonymousreply 58January 20, 2024 3:38 PM

It’s the uncut ones that can slide past the second sphincter your really have to watch out for!

by Anonymousreply 59January 20, 2024 3:38 PM

the alleged killer R58

by Anonymousreply 60January 20, 2024 3:45 PM

All people wearing vests should die.

by Anonymousreply 61January 20, 2024 4:12 PM

R17: They are colonializing the hos. So they get cancelled.

by Anonymousreply 62January 20, 2024 5:35 PM

R59 watch out for them because THAT IS THE KIND OF COCK I WANT PLOWING ME, you mean?

by Anonymousreply 63January 20, 2024 5:45 PM

His NY Times obit mentions that he was currently divorcing. Really adds to the likelihood that the perp was a trick.

by Anonymousreply 64January 22, 2024 2:42 PM

Grateful I'm not a bottom size queen and can just get off to a full selection of dick on porn without subjecting myself to massive risk.

by Anonymousreply 65January 22, 2024 3:01 PM

[quote]His NY Times obit mentions that he was currently divorcing.

Wow, acrimonious divorce meets diva obit. That's hard to top.

Not that top. Though probably when you think about it.

by Anonymousreply 66January 22, 2024 3:06 PM

Cock can kill.

by Anonymousreply 67January 22, 2024 3:15 PM

Not "a trick". Perhaps a rentboy he knew for awhile. Or even an acquaintance. If you weren't lazy and had read the articles, this murder was planned in advance and carefully (though not perfectly) executed. Which is why the police want to question the husband to see if he has a relationship to the perp. Both from Cuba.

by Anonymousreply 68January 22, 2024 3:24 PM

Well, smell you R68

by Anonymousreply 69January 22, 2024 5:15 PM

R68, very interesting theory

by Anonymousreply 70January 22, 2024 5:53 PM

Yeah and it's not my theory. It's right there in the linked articles.

by Anonymousreply 71January 22, 2024 7:44 PM

Such a juicy story and no traction to speak of on DL.

by Anonymousreply 72January 23, 2024 12:49 PM

Gallerist. That is a new one on me.

by Anonymousreply 73January 23, 2024 3:19 PM

I am shocked. SHOCKED, I say!

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by Anonymousreply 74February 1, 2024 11:47 PM

So the hubby was a sex worker!

by Anonymousreply 75February 2, 2024 12:07 AM

The title is a bit misleading there’s not much concrete about escorts.

by Anonymousreply 76February 2, 2024 12:14 AM

Very very sad. I'm guessing Sikkema knew his husband was a former rest boy.

I know someone like Sikkema. Very successful Irish-born guy who only goes for younger Latino men - but isn't interested in intelligent successful or interesting ones. He told me: "If I can converse with them, i lose all interest". He likes them young, girlish and REALLY stupid or with drug or family problems.

by Anonymousreply 77February 2, 2024 12:19 AM

Bet he was originally one of his husband's johns

by Anonymousreply 78February 2, 2024 12:24 AM

The husband 'had no idea that this guy would do something like this' - yeah right.

He's a former whore who got buy by selling his body and moving in on older men his entire life. Now he wants a divorce because...??...and when he doesn't get the 6 million he wants, he was him killed.

You don't need to look too much further. Usually the closest person to the deceased is the main suspect for a reason.

by Anonymousreply 79February 2, 2024 1:06 AM

So, he’s still dead?

OP, he wasn’t hot so we lost interest months ago.

by Anonymousreply 80February 2, 2024 1:09 AM

Triana, who is now being held in Rio, was a recent arrival in Brazil, authorities said.

The amateur author, who wrote a memoir that translates as “Gray Reflections on Love,” worked as a Spanish teacher and lived at the home of a family friend in Sao Paulo.

“I was shocked and hurt with all this,” the friend told Brazil’s O Globo newspaper last week. “I didn’t expect that he was capable of this kind of thing. I gave him a place to live, I helped him out. I never imagined he had that kind of personality because his mother was a doctor, someone of excellent reputation.”

According to Triana’s lawyer Gregorio Andrade, “Alejandro has brought more information that we can’t publicly reveal yet. All he wants is for the whole truth to come out.

“The story of what really happened is much more shocking,” Andrade told The Post. “I can’t speak because I will get in the way of the investigation but what I can tell you is that the investigations are now quite advanced.”


I stick to my theory mentioned earlier. The killer was hired to execute a hit on Sikkema. And may have been coerced. But we'll wait and see.

by Anonymousreply 81February 2, 2024 2:55 PM

It's weird, female sex workers are afraid of being attacked by their clients and male sex workers are usually the ones who do the attacking. There really is a deviance of some sort when it comes to "straight" men.

by Anonymousreply 82February 2, 2024 3:21 PM

Their son is going to be on his own once they lock up the prostitute whore husband.

by Anonymousreply 83February 2, 2024 3:35 PM

What's a "Former Rest Boy". A new DL meme?

by Anonymousreply 84February 2, 2024 8:23 PM

More subtle than "prostitution whore"

by Anonymousreply 85February 2, 2024 9:33 PM

R81, I agree this was a hit ordered by the husband. Who would know about the 30k in cash?

by Anonymousreply 86February 2, 2024 9:55 PM

Did I read correctly that the perp worked as a body guard for them during Covid?

by Anonymousreply 87February 2, 2024 11:49 PM

^Yes and recently arrived in Brazil, as in, flew to a different city and drove 14 hours to kill him.

by Anonymousreply 88February 3, 2024 10:57 AM

Don’t fall in love with your rest boys, gurls, an try to pull a Prof. Higgins.

by Anonymousreply 89February 3, 2024 12:08 PM

The Cuban's are good in the sack, but you can't trust them for shit!

by Anonymousreply 90February 3, 2024 12:10 PM

Rich foreigners buying multiple big houses in poor countries is ostentatious, creepy and makes you a target, especially if you're picking up trade. Still, I blame the Cubans. I wonder if they'll even investigate the husband or if Brazil is just happy to have the killer locked up.

by Anonymousreply 91February 4, 2024 1:21 PM

Rest boy needs to be our new DL word for hustlers!

by Anonymousreply 92February 4, 2024 1:35 PM

No it doesn't, R92! Because some of us prefer genuine wit! But not you!

by Anonymousreply 93February 4, 2024 5:57 PM

[quote] you are trash [R4]

[quote] this was a person with a life (an admirable life)

Oooh, honey, you are too thin-skinned for this place. No one knows this man. This is a place where the death of LEGENDS is routinely announced as "[insert name here] is DEAD TO ME!"

by Anonymousreply 94February 4, 2024 6:19 PM

Getting trashier.

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by Anonymousreply 95February 7, 2024 1:29 AM

The comments in that article are disgusting. Sorry for linking to the NYPost I didn’t know how bad this is.

by Anonymousreply 96February 7, 2024 1:41 AM

Does Brazil get a lot of gay sex tourism?

by Anonymousreply 97February 7, 2024 1:43 AM

R95- It should be called the New York Inquirer

by Anonymousreply 98February 7, 2024 1:47 AM

R75- Not a sex worker


by Anonymousreply 99February 7, 2024 1:53 AM

"Prostitute" or "Prostitution Whore"

by Anonymousreply 100February 7, 2024 2:39 AM

During what would be his last conversation with Martins, Brent told his driver that he was going on a date, the report reads, adding that Brent regularly frequented Rio bath houses to pick up young male prostitutes.

“He preferred them young,” said the Rio police report. “The driver told Brent not to bring prostitutes to his apartment because it was too dangerous. Brent told the driver that he had met a guy before Christmas and was madly in love.” Police arrested Alejandro Triana Prevez — a 30-year-old Cuban national who knew Sikkema and his estranged husband, Cuban-born Daniel Sikkema — days after the murder.

Daniel, 53, who said in a Spanish-language memoir that he worked as a prostitute in Havana and Madrid before meeting Brent more than 15 years ago, had hired the suspect to work as a security guard in one of the three homes that the couple owned in Cuba, according to Rio police.

(No question to me the estranged husband had a hand in this.)

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by Anonymousreply 101February 7, 2024 1:55 PM

I feel bad for the child. Not a life he's ever asked for.

by Anonymousreply 102February 7, 2024 2:34 PM

You should read the comments at R95 on gay parenting. They are frightening.

by Anonymousreply 103February 7, 2024 4:24 PM

This guy sounds like Sebastian Venable. He also was murdered.

by Anonymousreply 104February 7, 2024 4:27 PM

R103, that's to be expected at the New York Post. Truly a vile "publication"

by Anonymousreply 105February 7, 2024 6:35 PM

Sebastian was famished for Latino cock....

by Anonymousreply 106February 7, 2024 6:35 PM

So was he more "renowned" as client of rent boys/

by Anonymousreply 107February 7, 2024 6:35 PM

Well, with so many homes (3 in Cuba, one in NYC, at least one in Rio) and with all those expenditures, it sounds like he was making quite a lot of money.

by Anonymousreply 108February 7, 2024 6:36 PM

The Boys From Brazil

by Anonymousreply 109February 7, 2024 6:36 PM

R103, I used to read NY Post as a counterpart to the NYT because they have more local news, which the NYTimes has largely abandoned. But they really took a vile turn in recent years, especially in the commentary sections.

by Anonymousreply 110February 7, 2024 8:20 PM

R101, what makes you think the husband was involved. From the news reports, it sounds like their divorce was on the verge of being finalized. I’m guessing he stood to receive a generous settlement. What would have been his motivation to cooperate in a hit on his husband?

by Anonymousreply 111February 7, 2024 9:07 PM

WTF - he was murdered by that fugly rentboy at R101? Pick any 10 younger guys off the street in Rio and 7 will be better looking than him.

Rio has a couple of saunas where incredibly hot rentboys run around in towels and will spend 45 minutes or so with you in a private room for about $60. These are the places you should go to get dick - they're safe. You can also meet up with a guy at any one of the hundreds of rent-by-the-hour love motels.

But the one thing you should never do is take a rentboy home with you.

by Anonymousreply 112February 7, 2024 9:09 PM

Read the articles, R112. The murderer wasn't a random rentboy that he picked up that night and brought home. He was someone that he knew and had worked with him (and his husband) before. Yes, he had been a rentboy, etc in the past - but he was not a trick gone bad that night.

by Anonymousreply 113February 9, 2024 12:30 AM

R113 49.5% of DLers do not read threads and 76% never read linked articles. They just shart out whatever the fuck pops into their bird brains.

by Anonymousreply 114February 9, 2024 1:35 AM

Okay, so the facts (according to the media) are:

The murder happened in Brazil.

The killer and victim knew each other for fifteen years. The killer worked for the victim in varying degrees for that time, seemingly recently taking care of one of the victim’s houses (the one in Brazil).

The killer has admitted to being a male hustler in his past.

The divorce between the victim and his husband (in NYC at the time of the murder) was nearing completion.

Is this right?

by Anonymousreply 115February 9, 2024 9:23 AM

I wonder what prompted the hatred and violence, suddenly, if they had been employer-employee for so long. 30K stolen doesn't seem enough to destroy your own life murdering someone.

by Anonymousreply 116February 9, 2024 1:05 PM

Cuban man arrested in Brazil for the killing of NYC art gallery owner Brent Sikkema tells police billionaire's estranged husband offered him $200,000 to carry out the murder

by Anonymousreply 117February 9, 2024 3:28 PM

[quote] Sebastian was famished for Latino cock....

Tired of the dark ones; starved for the blond ones.

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by Anonymousreply 119February 9, 2024 3:50 PM

I'm already starting work on a script about this.

by Anonymousreply 120February 9, 2024 3:51 PM

Ohhhh... the killer is singing!

by Anonymousreply 121February 9, 2024 3:52 PM

Totally, R120. He's calling Joe Mantello and Ricky Martin as I type this.

by Anonymousreply 122February 9, 2024 3:56 PM

Adam Driver for the Cuban killer!

by Anonymousreply 123February 9, 2024 3:58 PM

Holy shit, it’s now reported the killer is saying this to investigators? Wow this is flying off the rails…

by Anonymousreply 124February 9, 2024 3:58 PM

Ohh… I am now following reports on this case by the minute. Is he telling the truth? Let’s see what investigators find…

by Anonymousreply 125February 9, 2024 4:07 PM

The estranged husband was also a prostitute. Oy.

by Anonymousreply 126February 9, 2024 4:13 PM

200K, is that all I'm worth to you? No, I want the 3 houses in Cuba, the 2 places in Brazil, the Apt in New York, and I'm keeping the baby you bought me for my birthday unless it turns out ugly.

by Anonymousreply 127February 9, 2024 4:21 PM

Sikkema may have been very smart about the art world but he was stupid as pig shit when it came to men.

by Anonymousreply 128February 9, 2024 4:22 PM

R126, he sure likes the 'tutes

by Anonymousreply 129February 9, 2024 4:25 PM

Glenn Greenwald, behold your future

by Anonymousreply 130February 9, 2024 4:26 PM

R42 called it

by Anonymousreply 131February 9, 2024 4:29 PM

It's always the spouse.

by Anonymousreply 132February 9, 2024 4:41 PM

"Rough trade?"

Is there any other type?

by Anonymousreply 133February 9, 2024 4:44 PM

In mid January, several of us DLers called this a "hit" by the husband.

by Anonymousreply 134February 9, 2024 4:48 PM

Paging Keith Morrison, we need an episode of Dateline about this

by Anonymousreply 135February 9, 2024 4:48 PM

This story is getting HOT AND SPICY!

by Anonymousreply 136February 9, 2024 6:18 PM

Just how wealthy was Sikkema? His choice in men is hardly top dollar.

by Anonymousreply 137February 9, 2024 6:29 PM

If you hire a contract killer try to get somebody you are not personally connected with, who has more than one brain cell, and who has heard of surveillance cameras before.

by Anonymousreply 138February 9, 2024 7:02 PM

Martin Freeman for Brent Sikkema.

And, yes, Adam Driver for the killer.

by Anonymousreply 139February 9, 2024 7:07 PM

R138 Well, that didn't work out too well with the Adelsons in Florida.

by Anonymousreply 140February 9, 2024 7:22 PM

And make him turn off his cell phone!

by Anonymousreply 141February 9, 2024 7:26 PM

If you want something done…

by Anonymousreply 142February 9, 2024 8:11 PM

Who can play the husband?

by Anonymousreply 143February 9, 2024 8:15 PM

Kevin Spacey

by Anonymousreply 144February 9, 2024 9:36 PM

Rumor in Brazil has it that the (ex) husband was behind it all.. Solved the custody problem and their two sons are now rich.

by Anonymousreply 145February 9, 2024 10:07 PM

2 sons!? I read about 1 son.

by Anonymousreply 146February 9, 2024 10:12 PM

D-I-V-O-R-C-E *really* is aitch ee double ell!!!

by Anonymousreply 147February 9, 2024 11:38 PM

[quote] In mid January, several of us DLers called this a "hit" by the husband.

So I gotta admit that initially I thought you guys had been watching too many Dateline and 20/20 episodes. Kudos to the DL detective brigade!

by Anonymousreply 148February 10, 2024 11:02 AM

This is why I just can't get into risky sex with people I don't know well, paid or unpaid. There's a lot of dysfunction in sexually permissive environments, paid or unpaid, that can cause a great deal of harm. I wish the world was different and we could have great, adventurous sexy times without a high level of caution, but we just can't.

by Anonymousreply 149February 10, 2024 11:18 AM

Stab By Your Man

by Anonymousreply 150February 10, 2024 11:54 AM

Chica chica boom stab!

by Anonymousreply 151February 10, 2024 12:22 PM

R148 this possibility was mentioned or implied in the very first articles on the case. No need for DL criminal geniuses.

by Anonymousreply 152February 10, 2024 12:31 PM

The new spin on the story ; The hit man says the husband gave him 200,000. To off the guy.

by Anonymousreply 153February 10, 2024 12:42 PM

Who will play the shady husband? Rami Malek?

by Anonymousreply 154February 10, 2024 2:19 PM

Mr. Sikkema should have left the rough trade to experts, like Mama.

by Anonymousreply 155February 10, 2024 2:20 PM

Momma’s mussy not sizzling at the Cubans. Only blubbering like a tepid tar pit.

by Anonymousreply 156February 10, 2024 2:52 PM


by Anonymousreply 157February 10, 2024 2:56 PM

For me, the most “WTF?” part of this entire saga is that both the husband and the suspect had previously written memoirs.

The husband’s — “Ticket to Paradise: The Cuban Revolution is the Story of Broken Dreams, Losses, Misery, Terror and Lies”

The suspect’s — “Gray Reflections on Love”

Is writing a memoir just something one does in Cuba?

by Anonymousreply 158February 10, 2024 3:28 PM

Anything for dollars

by Anonymousreply 159February 10, 2024 3:30 PM

Mussy time

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by Anonymousreply 160February 10, 2024 3:31 PM

r149, Everything in life is a risk. He was murdered by his husband's hitman, not the trick from the sauna. The risky bit was marrying the Cuban hustler a decade ago.

Brazilian sauna sex is as safe as you can get when it comes to trade. The boys are registered, the rules and prices are mutually beneficial, the owners don't want trouble and want everyone to have a good time.

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by Anonymousreply 161February 10, 2024 3:36 PM

Elderly white gay killed via his love for brown cock.

"Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme....

Brazilian beauty and the beast"

by Anonymousreply 162February 10, 2024 3:41 PM

[quote]In mid January, several of us DLers called this a "hit" by the husband.

One expects no less from the crew that cracked the Soft Butch Sous Chef case.

by Anonymousreply 163February 10, 2024 3:41 PM

I guess some people have different standards and acceptable levels of risk, r161.

by Anonymousreply 164February 10, 2024 3:43 PM

[quote]Glenn Greenwald -- meet your future!

Glenn's husband having died recently, he can breathe easy—until he marries another favela youth.

by Anonymousreply 165February 10, 2024 3:43 PM

Hate to disappoint you pearl clutchers, but in Brazil going out to a rentboy sauna with your friends for a beer and a cheap fuck is about as remarkable as a bunch of queens getting together for cocktails and Golden Girls reruns.

by Anonymousreply 166February 10, 2024 5:58 PM

On the one hand, Brent Sikkema was 75 years old. It's pathetic that he was not only still chasing rent boys, but falling in love with them and involving himself with them for more than just purely sexual purposes. It makes him look ridiculous. Sad. Sordid, like the Anna Nicole Smith tale.

On the other, he was 75 years old. Probably didn't have that many years left. He went out living the life he wanted to, which is better than subsiding into dementia and dependence, so there's that.

Makes for a great story, though. Can't wait for the next chapter.

by Anonymousreply 167February 10, 2024 7:01 PM

[quote] Glenn's husband having died recently, he can breathe easy

Greenwald said that his husband was hospitalized due to a “life-threatening illness… from a suddenly inflamed and infected abdominal region that quickly spread via his blood to multiple organs.”

WTF? What’s with people not giving medical causes for death these days? Instead they say “It’s an infection…it’s a bad one of a certain type that lands you in the hospital…it’s very dangerous…”

What’s the big secret these days?

by Anonymousreply 168February 10, 2024 7:03 PM

What’s disgusting about chasing rentboys at 75? Good for him! I find it disgusting that the Murdoch press paints his lifestyle as disgusting, of course with pictures of him with of Michelle Obama and as many black artists as possible in the same article.

by Anonymousreply 169February 10, 2024 8:12 PM

Well his gallery did showcase predominately non-White artists, R169.

by Anonymousreply 170February 10, 2024 8:13 PM

Yes—the very best, like Kara Walker.

by Anonymousreply 171February 10, 2024 8:21 PM

He's renowned, alright.

by Anonymousreply 172February 10, 2024 8:49 PM

[quote]What’s disgusting about chasing rentboys at 75?

It's undignified, R169, to be falling in love with and gaining emotional satisfaction (as opposed to purely sexual satisfaction) from prostitutes at such an advanced age. It's one thing for a college kid to fall in love with a prostitute. It's another - and quite ridiculous - for a man of 75 to do so.

by Anonymousreply 173February 11, 2024 12:07 AM

Fuck you, R173!

by Anonymousreply 174February 11, 2024 12:15 AM

Why with all of his money and access and power did he go for such butterfaces? Yeah, I know taste is subjective. But obviously many of you agree if you’re suggesting Adam Driver play the killer in the biopic.

It’s not like there’s some shortage of gorgeous men in Rio.

by Anonymousreply 175February 11, 2024 12:15 AM

r175, we've established he was clearly more interested in bodies than in faces.

by Anonymousreply 176February 11, 2024 12:22 AM

Oh Fuck, this is getting messy and juicy. Gays gone greedy.

by Anonymousreply 177February 11, 2024 4:50 AM

“Madly in love” translates into “9 inches rock hard and thick”.

This victim was thoroughly dickmatized!

by Anonymousreply 178February 11, 2024 8:25 AM


Yup, it was definitely uncut, probably quite thick, and most likely well over 9 inches and hard as a rock. The ability to shoot massive loads across the room, was just a bonus.

by Anonymousreply 179February 11, 2024 1:23 PM

There comes a time for old dudes when the trade just needs to have a rock hard body and XXL cock. The face is secondary to everything.

by Anonymousreply 180February 11, 2024 1:28 PM

I’m old. Most of you would likely put me in the category of “beggars can’t be choosers.” But faces are still key for me. Even a younger super fit guy won’t do it for me if his face looks like Satan’s revenge.

(Well, unless I’ve knocked back a few shots of bourbon!)

by Anonymousreply 181February 11, 2024 1:50 PM

I'm reminded of a line that Maria says in "The Marriage of Maria Brown":

To unhappy people all happy people are undignified.

by Anonymousreply 182February 11, 2024 3:00 PM

Just curious, was this Momma? I hope this isn't the last of her quivering mussy.

by Anonymousreply 183February 11, 2024 3:03 PM

The victim was involved in a protracted divorce and child custody dispute.

The whore is an emaciated and hideous crackhead.

by Anonymousreply 184February 11, 2024 3:08 PM

The plot thickens.

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by Anonymousreply 185February 11, 2024 3:30 PM

W185 Wow, thanks for that article. So many wild details.

by Anonymousreply 186February 11, 2024 6:00 PM

He looks so old for 75!!!

by Anonymousreply 187February 11, 2024 6:14 PM

Does Cuba have an extradition treaty with the US or Brazil? I wouldn’t be surprised if hubby were there already.

by Anonymousreply 188February 11, 2024 8:58 PM

R185, per article Sikkema "made Cuba his second home."

I thought he made Brazil his second home.

Sikkema was wandering around Latin America in search of a certain type, shall we say. Sorry/not sorry, I don't give a shit if it's "sex negative", at his age this is pathetic. If he were a straight male with a yen for, and falling in love with, young pussy, you'd all be mocking him mercilessly, and rightly so. The fact that he was gay makes no difference. When you're 75, if you can still get it up, by all means fuck as much as you want. But chasing around the world, falling in love with rentboys, living like a 21-year-old who just came into his inheritance ... pathetic.

by Anonymousreply 189February 11, 2024 11:42 PM

The (Rent)Boys From Brazil

by Anonymousreply 190February 12, 2024 1:06 AM

I really don’t think he looked bad for his age. But the whole thing made me wonder how he looked as a younger man. Couldn’t find much. But I had to share this link for the sartorial choice of the man kissing him.

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by Anonymousreply 192February 12, 2024 2:32 AM

Brent's greedy hubby was definitely the bottom in that marriage. Demanding a large settlement while cutting off Brent's contact with the child is what a spiteful woman would do. And I also believe he was secretly screwing the hired killer in addition to the 200,000 he was willing to pay to have it carried out. Which is awfully cheap considering the six million dollar settlement he wanted from Brent.

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by Anonymousreply 193February 12, 2024 6:08 PM

Let this be a lesson - you can't make a whore into a housewife!

by Anonymousreply 194February 12, 2024 6:13 PM

Let's be honest: it's not like Brent Sikkema was an oil painting himself.

by Anonymousreply 195February 12, 2024 6:14 PM

David Geffen should worry about his porn star hubby...

by Anonymousreply 196February 12, 2024 9:17 PM

R196 Oh No, what is the world coming to when you can’t trust a hot heavily hung rent boy. Is all the fun gone.

by Anonymousreply 197February 13, 2024 11:31 PM

Geffen's husband/whore/toy isn't hung big.

by Anonymousreply 198February 13, 2024 11:34 PM

It should have been you, Glenn. It should have been you.

by Anonymousreply 199February 13, 2024 11:36 PM

The amount of posters just ignoring that the killer wasn't sexually involved with Sikkema just so they can make judgemental 'jokes' about rent boys is beyond tedious

by Anonymousreply 200February 14, 2024 10:41 AM

R200: I don't think we know that for sure.

by Anonymousreply 201February 14, 2024 12:10 PM

The latest…

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by Anonymousreply 204March 23, 2024 2:26 PM

Bad boys bad boys whatcha gonna do...

by Anonymousreply 205March 23, 2024 2:39 PM

Hubby arrested !!

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by Anonymousreply 207April 1, 2024 8:36 PM

This kind of story... I don't know whether to cry or throw up. Truly tragic. Someone's going to have to raise that boy.

by Anonymousreply 208April 1, 2024 8:38 PM

Wow. Keep this thread updated please!

by Anonymousreply 209April 1, 2024 10:27 PM

I know it’s been months, but is here still dead?

by Anonymousreply 210April 1, 2024 10:36 PM

Did they uncover the Peter Thiel connection?

by Anonymousreply 211April 1, 2024 10:46 PM

Peter Thiel has much better taste in hookers

by Anonymousreply 212April 2, 2024 1:02 AM

They're too old for Thiel....though, interestingly, Thiel had a house in Brazil (not sure if he still does)

by Anonymousreply 213April 2, 2024 1:18 AM

The plot thickens….

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by Anonymousreply 214April 2, 2024 8:50 PM

R214- I would do the guy on the right I like them slim.

by Anonymousreply 215April 2, 2024 8:52 PM

R215, me too

by Anonymousreply 216April 2, 2024 8:56 PM

At least he'll never know the ravages of old old old old old old old old age

by Anonymousreply 217April 2, 2024 8:58 PM

The ex-lover who got the money is Cuban, like the hubby

by Anonymousreply 218April 2, 2024 9:00 PM

Murdered art dealer disinherited male prostitute he married— but gave $1M from property empire to another ex-lover

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by Anonymousreply 219April 2, 2024 9:12 PM

Wait, the estranged husband had already been given a $1.7 million home in Fire Island but still allegedly ordered the hit? I guess some people just don't know when to quit while they're ahead.

by Anonymousreply 220April 2, 2024 9:47 PM

He clearly had a type

by Anonymousreply 221April 2, 2024 11:44 PM

Very poor judgment. As the cliché goes, you can't make a housewife out of a ho. The victim also made a child, impudently, and much later in life through a surrogate with the streetwalker!

Leave the hos alone.

by Anonymousreply 222April 2, 2024 11:57 PM

Murdered art dealer disinherited male prostitute he married— but gave $1M from property empire to another ex-lover

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by Anonymousreply 223April 3, 2024 11:42 AM

[quote] Wait, the estranged husband had already been given a $1.7 million home in Fire Island but still allegedly ordered the hit? I guess some people just don't know when to quit while they're ahead.

Fire Island will be underwater in probably the next couple of decades so the value of that property is virtually zero.

by Anonymousreply 224April 3, 2024 1:02 PM

I think you can still sell that house for 1.7 million for a few years, R224.

by Anonymousreply 225April 3, 2024 4:03 PM

R47 when you order your Brazilian men from Wish. Seriously, what the fuck.

by Anonymousreply 226April 3, 2024 4:24 PM

Kinda wierd that at age 75 he was still apparently all about the dong.

by Anonymousreply 227April 3, 2024 4:58 PM

The hole wants, what the hole wants, R227!

by Anonymousreply 228April 3, 2024 5:12 PM

There is a helluva lot better cheap dick in Brazil and Cuba than his two husbands.

by Anonymousreply 229April 3, 2024 5:57 PM

Ever since this world began

There is nothing sadder than

A rentboy husband

Looking to kill the rich old fool that got away

by Anonymousreply 230April 3, 2024 6:06 PM

Is he still dead?

by Anonymousreply 231April 3, 2024 6:08 PM

[quote]To the extent possible, I wish to have my ashes scattered between the Jardim Botanico in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and/or the beach waters off Santa Maria in Playa del Este,” which is in Havana.

I'm sorry, but the old queen sounds insufferable.

by Anonymousreply 232April 3, 2024 6:12 PM

Bad art can inspire homicide.

by Anonymousreply 233April 3, 2024 6:12 PM

[quote] At least he'll never know the ravages of old old old old old old old old age

But I'm sure he could have done without the ravages of being stabbed to death in his own home.

by Anonymousreply 234April 3, 2024 6:19 PM

Guess he wasn’t happy about being disinherited.

No will to contest when the person is still alive.

Dude probably knew the crazy whore was going to try to off him.

by Anonymousreply 235April 4, 2024 2:47 AM

It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Generally Brazilian law doesn’t allow a decedent to disinherit a spouse. Don’t know how that works if the disinherited spouse is found to have murdered the decedent.

by Anonymousreply 236April 5, 2024 12:49 PM

[quote] Let this be a lesson - you can't make a whore into a housewife!

Gurl, ain’t that the fuck’n truth

by Anonymousreply 237April 5, 2024 10:50 PM

[quote] Did they uncover the Peter Thiel connection?

That’s coming next week.

by Anonymousreply 238April 5, 2024 10:57 PM

[quote] He clearly had a type

Yup, hot Latin types with big uncut cocks and cavernous insatiable holes. Good for him. If you know what gets you off, go for it.

by Anonymousreply 239April 5, 2024 11:09 PM

Why are there still posters here who think Sikkema fucked with the killer?

by Anonymousreply 240April 5, 2024 11:13 PM


by Anonymousreply 241April 5, 2024 11:23 PM

Un-hot. Hideous. Borderline deformed. The ex husband is only average looking. In photos he has an evil looking smile.

by Anonymousreply 242April 5, 2024 11:53 PM

I see this thread pop up every other day.

Is he STILL dead?

by Anonymousreply 243April 6, 2024 12:51 AM

[quote] I see this thread pop up every other day. Is he STILL dead?

Yes, for the most part.

by Anonymousreply 244April 6, 2024 12:53 AM

This case is newsworthy again because the feds conducted a raid on the ex-husband in his Murray Hill apartment, he was getting ready to bolt to his native country.

by Anonymousreply 245April 6, 2024 12:57 AM

Don’t care because he’s an “old” who wore age-inappropriate vests and other outfits.

Also, he’s dead, I didn’t know him or his circle of friends.

And I’m tired of opening DL and having is ugly face being the first fucking thing I see.


by Anonymousreply 246April 6, 2024 1:26 AM

It is written in the Bible, " you better leave them hos alone"!

by Anonymousreply 247April 6, 2024 1:40 AM

I'll take Hall Monitor Snit Fits for 300.

by Anonymousreply 248April 6, 2024 2:35 AM

Brent looked better than 95% of Dataloungers > 75. He was actually kind of cute. RIP.

by Anonymousreply 249April 6, 2024 2:45 AM

He should have listened to the wise words of Lil Wayne, “I done did everything but trust these hoes.”

by Anonymousreply 250April 6, 2024 3:44 AM

[quote] It is written in the Bible, " you better leave them hos alone"!

I believe that is the first three rules in the Elder Gay survival handbook.

by Anonymousreply 251April 6, 2024 4:36 PM

[quote] I see this thread pop up every other day. Is he STILL dead? Yes, for the most part.

But maybe he sensed something like this happening and put some of his seed on ice, you know, for the future. He seemed to be a good planner.

by Anonymousreply 252April 6, 2024 5:00 PM

That's what he gets for suggesting crushed velvet fuchsia wallpaper for an accent wall.

by Anonymousreply 253April 6, 2024 7:23 PM

Story as old as time. I do feel pity for the dead guy. It seems like he was very generous to his younger gigolos. He might have been controlling but he did shell out a fortune. He lacked self preservation. I've seen it a number of times - people with money who believe they are untouchable and secure.

by Anonymousreply 254April 6, 2024 8:29 PM

[quote] I've seen it a number of times - people with money who believe they are untouchable and secure.

Tell me about it!

by Anonymousreply 255April 7, 2024 12:40 AM

I think Sikkema was Finnish.

Super-White guys like him tend to go for dark Latino and black meat or Asian bottoms.

by Anonymousreply 256April 8, 2024 2:56 AM

[quote] is he STILL dead?

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