By Dominic Johnson
Ron Athey is an iconic determine in modern artwork and function. In his often bloody portrayals of lifestyles, loss of life, situation and fortitude throughout AIDS, Athey calls into query the bounds of creative perform. those limits permit Athey to discover key subject matters together with gender, sexuality, radical intercourse, queer activism, post-punk and business tradition, tattooing and physique amendment, ritual and faith. This landmark e-book contains Athey’s personal writings, commissioned essays by means of maverick artists and top teachers and full-colour photographs of Athey’s paintings and performances because the early Eighties. the various diversity of creative and significant participants to the ebook displays Athey’s artistic and cultural impression, between them musician Antony Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons who contributed a foreword.
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