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ID: 500123704
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500123704

 

Record Type: Person
Bowery, Leigh (Australian performance artist, 1961-1994, active in England)

Note: Active from the early 1980s in the London underground club world, Bowery created clothing that stretched the boundaries of taste and convention. He created solo performances that incorporated his costumes, and in collaboration with the choreographer and dancer Michael Clark. Toward the end of his life he became known as the subject of a series of nude portraits painted by Lucian Freud.

Names:
Bowery, Leigh (preferred,V,index)
Leigh Bowery (V,display)
Bowery, Leigh Bradley (V)

Nationalities:
Australian (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
fashion designer
performance artist
sitter

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Sunshine (Victoria, Australia) (inhabited place)
Died:  London (Greater London, England, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
associate of ....  Blame, Judy  
......................  (English designer and art director, 1960-2018) [500450216]
collaborated with ....  Atlas, Charles  
................................  (American filmmaker and video artist, born 1949) [500333810]
collaborated with ....  Clark, Michael  
................................  (Scottish dancer and choreographer, born 1962, active in England) [500372904]
collaborated with ....  Freud, Lucian  
................................  (British painter, 1922-2011) [500116243]
collaborated with ....  Smith, Mark E.  
................................  (English writer, musician, and performing artist, 1957-2018) [500450142]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Bowery, Leigh (I)

Biographies:
(Australian performance artist, 1961-1994, active in England) ..... [VP Preferred]
(Australian fashion designer, 1961-1994) ..... [Grove Art]
(artist, active 20th century) ..... [GRISC]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Bowery, Leigh ........ [GRISC Preferred, VP Preferred]
............................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 5 August 2005
............................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
............................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) nr 95014314 accessed 5 August 2005
Bowery, Leigh Bradley ........ [Grove Art Preferred, VP]
...........................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
...........................................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 5 August 2005
Leigh Bowery ........ [GRISC, VP]
..........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..........................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)

Subject: ........ [Gallery Systems, GRISC, Grove Art, VP]
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: nr95014314
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 5 August 2005
....................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: nr95014314
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) nr 95014314 accessed 5 August 2005
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Grove Art Online (2008-)
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