'Peyton's intense and affecting paintings [ - ] are gathered in this intimate monograph' Harpers Bazaar, November 2008
About the Author
Laura Hoptman is Kraus Family Senior Curator at the New Museum, where, in addition to curating 'Elizabeth Peyton,' she co-curated the exhibition 'Unmonumental' (2007). Previously she was the Curator of Contemporary Art at Carnegie Museum of Contemporary Art, where she organized the 54th Carnegie International (2004-05).
Iwona Blazwick is Director of the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London. As Head of Exhibitions and Display at Tate Modern, London (1997-2001), and as an independent curator, she has realized many international exhibitions of contemporary and twentieth-century art and has published texts on numerous artists.
John Giorno is a poet, performance artist, and AIDS activist. He met Andy Warhol while working as a stockbroker in the early 1960s and subsequently became a prominent figure of the Factory and the subject of one of Warhol s best-known films, Sleep
. Through his work, he has long been an advocate of collaboration, counting William Burroughs, Patti Smith, Philip Glass, Robert Rauschenberg, and Robert Mapplethorpe among his many associates.