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Charles Atlas Presents: The Legend of Leigh Bowery

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535 W 22nd St

535 West 22nd Street

New York, NY 10011

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EAI is pleased to welcome Charles Atlas, for an evening dedicated to the life and legend of Leigh Bowery. Atlas will present his documentary The Legend of Leigh Bowery, a complex, candid portrait of his friend and collaborator. An artist, performer, fashion designer, model, and club promoter and icon, Bowery made an indelible mark on nightlife, fashion, and artmaking in London, New York, and beyond, in the brief period before his early death from AIDS-related illness in 1994. Through a wealth of archival footage and frank and uncensored interviews with friends, family, and fellow artists, Atlas traces the extraordinary impact Bowery had on culture, recalling his infamous nightclub Taboo, his collaborations with dancer and choreographer Michael Clark, his time as a muse to Lucien Freud, and his notorious, innovative, and influential fashions and performances.

In addition to The Legend of Leigh Bowery, Atlas will also screen one of his video collaborations with Bowery, Mrs. Peanut Visits New York. Shot in 1992, the short video finds Bowery taking a stroll through a pre-gentrification Meatpacking District, in a Mr. Peanut-like full bodysuit, accessorized with a floral print dress, top hat, and transparent-heeled platform shoes. As onlookers gape in amazement, peanut-related pop songs accompany him on the soundtrack.

Charles Atlas will introduce the screening, and take questions from the audience.

Approximate runtime: 88 mins
Admission $7, Students $5
Free for EAI Members

A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase online, and the remainder will be sold on a "first come, first serve" basis at the event.
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