John Waters: Indecent Exposure (Signed)
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Hardcover, signed
It has been more than fifty years since John Waters filmed his first short on the roof of his parents’ Baltimore home. Over the following decades, Waters has developed a reputation as an uncompromising cultural force not only in cinema, but also in visual art, writing, and performance.
This major retrospective examines the artist’s influential career through more than 160 photographs, sculptures, soundworks, and videos he has made since the early 1990s. These works deploy Waters’s renegade humour to reveal the ways that mass media and celebrity embody cultural attitudes, moral codes, and shared tragedy.
Indecent Exposure explores themes of John Water's childhood and identity; Pop culture and the movie business; his satirical take on the contemporary art world; and the transgressive power of images. The catalogue features essays by BMA Senior Curator of Contemporary Art Kristen Hileman; art historian and activist Jonathan David Katz; critic, curator, and artist Robert Storr; as well as an interview with Waters by photographer Wolfgang Tillmans.
Tags: Art, Divine, Film, Gay Interest, Photographs, Queer, Video