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My Perfect Body: John Giorno and Flaming Creatures screening 

When: Sat., Nov. 19, 7 p.m. 2016
Phone: 412.237.8300
Price: Free
In conjunction with the exhibition Andy Warhol: My Perfect Body, poet John Giorno speaks with Jessica Beck, The Warhol’s associate curator of art, and Eric Crosby, Carnegie Museum of Art’s Richard Armstrong curator of modern and contemporary art, about his relationship to Andy Warhol and New York’s 1960s underground film culture. Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures (1963, 45 minutes) is screened before the discussion. Flaming Creatures is a seminal avant-garde film that created national controversy for its depiction of sexuality. Smith’s film, like many of Warhol’s, was about disrupting gender and sexuality norms and creating a new form of eroticism.


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