Take Two: John Waters as visual artist

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

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Filmmaker John Waters has been capturing cheerful appreciation of the American grotesque for decades. Film buffs with a penchant for the perverse can keep up with Waters on Netflix or at the local art house. But John Waters the visual artist may be a little less accessible. In the last decade he has been using photography and sculpture to embody the absurdities of American excess. His new show “Rear Projection” is on view at the Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York from April 3 to May 2 and in Los Angeles at the Gagosian Gallery from April 10 to May 23rd. John Waters joins us for a preview of his latest works.

Look out! (c) John Waters/with permission

Catholic sins (c) John Waters/with permission


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