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Leigh Bowery Looks
Fergus Greer, Robert Violette, Mariuccia Cassadio
Leigh Bowery Looks: Photographs by Fergus Greer 1988-1994

Violette Editions, 2002. 240 pages, 300 color images, hardcover.

This book is the definitive and indispensible guide to the unique looks designed and, in these photographs, worn by Leigh Bowery. One of Britain's most heroically ambitious yet underappreciated designers and performance artists, Bowery remains an inspiration to many contemporary fashion designers, though few are willing to admit it. In "Leigh Bowery Looks" you can see why: it contains 300 previously unpublished photographs of Bowery, an extraordinary body of work that was the outcome of his collaboration with British photographer Fergus Greer between 1988 and 1994, the year of Bowery's death. Leigh Bowery was a performance artist, fashion designer, nightclub sensation, art object, aspiring pop-star, and above all, an icon whose influence traversed the music, art, film, and fashion worlds. Perhaps he is best-known as the muse and nude model for some of Lucian Freud's most famous paintings; ironic for the man who was infamous for his costumes. Originally from Australia, he arrived in London in 1980, and proceeded to establish himself both there and in New York for his scene-making clubs and performances until his death in 1994.

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