It’s Throwback Thursday and time for a vintage piece. This one originally went up in September of 2011.
Saying “fuck you” to gender, being mainstream and much of the art world, Leigh Bowery defined London’s culture of outrage and influenced a generation of artists and designers on both sides of the Atlantic. He influenced fashion, the club scene and the art world, inspiring such notables as Boy George, Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, John Galliano, the Scissor Sisters, David LaChapelle, Lady Bunny… and OBVIOUSLY, Lady Gaga.
“Periferal in the notion of art practice by combining dandyism and body art, reconstructed his image while performing ‘Walk this Way’- a rendition of Run DMC’s remake of Aerosmith’s original that uses the expression of the ‘other’ to create a form of cultural lip-syncing transvestism.”