October 2012

“XTRAVAGANZA: Staging Leigh Bowery”

David Velasco

Like Jesus, Leigh Bowery left this morbid world at age thirty-three.Curated by Angela Stief Like Jesus, Leigh Bowery left this morbid world at age thirty-three. Hardly a saint, however, Bowery was a complicated man: muse to Lucian Freud, cobelligerent of Michael Clark and Charles Atlas, thorn to straight thinking everywhere. “Everyone wanted to know Leigh because he …

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