terça-feira, 14 de julho de 2009

Em Julho de 2008, conheci a obra deste artista na Galería Espacio Mínimo (Doctor Fourquet, 17. 28012 Madrid).

James Bidgood, Valentine (Tommy Coombs), Late 1960s

Referência biográfica:

James Bidgood (born March 28, 1933 in Madison, Wisconsin) is an American contemporary artist living and working in New York City. His artistic output has embraced a number of media and disciplines, including music, set and window design, and drag performance. In time his interests led him to photography and film and it is for this work that he is most widely known. Highly recognizable, his photographs are distinguished by an aesthetic of high fantasy and camp. His work which was inspired by an early interest in Florenz Ziegfeld, Folies Bergeres, and George Quaintance has, in turn, served as important inspiration for a slew of artists including Pierre et Gilles and David LaChapelle. In the late 1950s Bidgood attended Parsons The New School for Design. Bidgood directed the 1971 film Pink Narcissus, a dialogue-free fantasy centered around a young and often naked man. The film took seven years to make, and Bidgood built all the sets and filmed the entire piece in his tiny apartment. He later removed his name from the film because he felt editors had changed his original vision. Consequently, the film bore the word "Anonymous" for the director's credit, and it was misattributed to other directors such as Andy Warhol for many years. Pink Narcissus was re-released in 2003 by Strand Releasing.

Sem comentários:

Enviar um comentário