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LEIGH BOWERY: Violette Editions Limited, 1998
Bowery, Leigh
LEIGH BOWERY

London: Violette Editions Limited, 1998. Pictorial Boards. Hardcover, no dustjacket as issued. Oversized 13.79" x 13.10". First Edition. 168 pages, superbly illustrated in color and b&w. Introduction by Hilton Als. Afterword by Boy George. This book exhaustively documents Bowery's outrageous looks, costumes, and performances, as well as his collaborations with Lucian Freud, Cerith Wyn Evans, Michael Clark, Charles Atlas, Nick Knight, Fergus Greer, Johnny Rozsa, Boy George, and more. Fine/Fine. A handsome copy of a scarce title.

A fitting tribute to the legacy of Leigh Bowery (1961-1994), performance artist, fashion designer, nightclub sensation, art object, aspiring pop-star, expert tailor, trained pianist, and above all an icon whose influence traversed the music, art, film and fashion worlds. Perhaps his best known role was as the nude model for some of Lucian Freud's most famous paintings - ironic for the man who inspired fashion gurus from Vivienne Westwood to John Galliano.

Leigh Bowery (1959-1994)
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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