Charles Atlas presents The Legend of Leigh Bowery

Charles Atlas presents <i>The Legend of Leigh Bowery</i>

Charles Atlas

The Getty Center exhibit "London Calling" features two paintings by Lucien Freud of Leigh Bowery, a performance artist and staple of the London club scene known for his flamboyant, avant-garde costumes. Bowery had an influence on everyone from Boy George to Alexander McQueen before his death from AIDS in 1994. In order to illuminate Freud's work, the museum is screening video artist Charles Atlas' 2002 biographical documentary The Legend of Leigh Bowery, as well as the short film Teach, which features Bowery doing a performance to an Aretha Franklin song. Atlas himself hosts the whole thing.


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