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Past Event My Perfect Body: Douglas Crimp and Before Pictures reading

Douglas Crimp headshot

James Nares, Douglas Image Still, 2015

In conjunction with the exhibition Andy Warhol: My Perfect Body, Douglas Crimp reads from his 2016 memoir Before Pictures, which tells the story of Crimp’s life as a young gay man and art critic in New York City during the late 1960s through the turbulent 1970s. The details of his professional and personal life are interwoven in this history of New York City at that time, producing a vivid portrait of both the critic and his adopted city.

Following the reading Jessica Beck, The Warhol’s associate curator of art, leads a Q&A focusing on the points of intersection between Crimp’s latest book, research, and the themes of the exhibition Andy Warhol: My Perfect Body.

A book signing in The Warhol Store follows the event.

Douglas Crimp is Fanny Knapp Allen professor of art history at the University of Rochester and the author of On the Museum’s Ruins, 1993; Melancholia and Moralism: Essays on AIDS and Queer Politics, 2002; “Our Kind of Movie”: The Films of Andy Warhol, 2012; and Before Pictures, 2016. He was the curator of the Pictures exhibition at Artists Space, New York, in 1977 and, from 1977 to 1990, an editor of the journal October, for which he edited the special issue AIDS: Cultural Analysis/Cultural Activism in 1987. With Lynne Cooke, he organized the exhibition Mixed Use, Manhattan for the Reina Sofía in Madrid in 2010, and he was on the curatorial team for the 2015 iteration of MoMA PS1’s quinquennial Greater New York.

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