May 23, 2019 | By Alice Gividen
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This double exhibition is dedicated to two internationally renown photographers, Fergus Greer and Johnny Rozsa, who tell the legendary story of Leigh Bowery (1961-1994) via their work. Leigh Bowery is credited with having changed the visual language of fashion, and his personality has influenced many artists, such as Lucian Freud, Boy George, Antony & the Johnsons and David LaChapelle, who all have shared and spread his avant-garde ideas. In regards to his ability to change identity, Leigh Bowery was a trailblazer in the protest against standardization and conservatism, thus representing the uniqueness of an everyday existence that does not accept rules of conduct or appearance.
Fergus Greer and Johnny Rozsa met Bowery and collaborated with him from 1986 – 1994, when he passed away due to complications related to HIV. Through a series of colorful portraits, both photographers offer viewers a real visual guide of Leigh Bowery and all he created with his own image.
About Leigh Bowery
via Pisacane, 16 20129 Milan / +39 02 36601423
Through April 14th, 2012
Tuesday – Saturday: 3pm – 7pm
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