"Leigh Bowery was clearly one of the most eye-poppingly extraordinary figures of our time." (Martin Gayford The Daily Telegraph
About the Author
Leigh Bowery was a performance artist, fashion designer, nightclub sensation, art object, aspiring pop star, and above all, an icon whose influence traversed the music, art, film, and fashion worlds. Perhaps he is best known as the muse and nude model for some of Lucian Freud's most famous paintings; ironic for the man who was infamous for his costumes. Originally from Australia, he arrived in London in 1980, and proceeded to establish himself both there and in New York for his scene-making clubs and performances until his death in 1994.
Fergus Greer was born in England and now lives in the United States. His work can be seen regualry in Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, GQ, Newsweek, The New York Times Magazine, and other publications around the world. His portraits of Leigh Bowery have been exhibited in group shows at The Hayward Gallery in London and the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg.