Cult Leader, 2009 - John Waters

About the Work

About Cult Leader

Presenting a tongue-in-cheek view of the cult figure, John Waters creates a striking image of Charles Manson marked by bold colors, simple composition, and dark humor.

About the Artist

About John Waters

Inspired by B-films and melodramas, John Waters began making films as a teenager, using friends and stolen film stock. His films feature drag queens, drugs ...Read More
Inspired by B-films and melodramas, John Waters began making films as a teenager, using friends and stolen film stock. His films feature drag queens, drugs, violence, abortion, religion, and depravity, poking fun at their offensiveness while wallowing in it. Later, bigger budget films star Hollywood icons, while still rollicking in poor taste and tackiness.

In the 1990s, Waters started photographing videos on his television, which he edited into "little movies": various drugstore-processed stills strung together as horizontal filmstrips. These works have been exhibited widely and a traveling exhibition premiered at the New Museum, New York, NY. Waters has authored several journalistic books, a recent memoir, and is an avid art collector. In 2011, he curated an exhibition from the collection of the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN.Read Less

Cult Leader, 2009

John Waters

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Size Price
16.50" x 14.50" $3,000
Edition of 5

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Description

C-print.

Authentication

Signed and titled in ink by the artist on verso.

Dimensions

This work is framed. The quoted dimensions for this work are for the frame size. The actual image size is 10" x 8".

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Additional Information

Edition 1/5.

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