Purple Art

[December 13 2013]

An image by Walter Pfeiffer in the group show Transformer: Aspects of Travesty at Richard Saltoun Gallery, London

An image by Walter Pfeiffer in the group show Transformer: Aspects Of Travesty. Taking it’s title from Lou Reed’s seminal 1972 album Transformer, and in particular referencing the song Walk On The Wild Side, the exhibition is a re-proposition of a ground-breaking exhibition of the same name that took place 40 years ago at Lucerne’s Kunstmuseum. Featuring the works of artists such as Luigi Ontani, Walter Pfeiffer, Katarina Sieverding, and Andy Warhol, naturally, amongst others, Transformer examines the politics and aesthetics of transgressing identity and gender, and widely referenced as the first occasion that sought to theorise transvestism and non-normative sexualities in the post-war era. On view until February 14, look out for a series of events, screenings and a performance by the drag troupe The Cockettes over the coming weeks. Transformer: Aspects Of Travesty runs until February 28th at Richard Saltoun Gallery, London. Text Xerxes Cook and photo courtesy of Richard Saltoun Gallery

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