John Sex

John Sex

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John McLaughlin (April 8, 1956 - October 24, 1990), better known as "John Sex" was a cabaret singer and performance artist in New York City from the late 1970s until his death. He was born in Long Island as John McLaughlin. He was given the last name of Sex soon after moving to New York City. He attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City where he knew Keith Haring, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. He often used the print studio there to create punk-style posters for downtown bands, and later for himself. He exhibited some of his word-based art at the "Beyond Words" show at the Mudd Club (alongside artists such as Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf and Futura 2000; and performers Iggy Pop, Fab Five Freddy and Alan Vega), and at the "New York / New Wave" exhibition at P.S.1, both in 1981. He soon met Klaus Nomi and Joey Arias in the downtown New York scene and gave up painting, finding he could better express himself in performance.show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Log Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136595613
  • 9786136595610