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Closet Door #3

Closet Door #3


This print is taken from a mixed media artwork ‘Closet Door #2’ featuring performance artist Leigh Bowery by Hizze Fletcher-King


Closet Door #2 / Leigh Bowery

Limited Edition print, 1 of 40

38cm x 80cm

300gsm minuet paper

Signed and numbered 


Hizze has always been fascinated by Bowery, ever since my art school days in 80's London when she used to see him out and about on the club scene. He was an iconic visionary, an artist and muse who conceptualised ideas that have inspired many creatives, herself included. Hizze made a charcoal portrait a few years ago, based on a rare photograph of him out of his outlandish head to toe costumes. It was taken at the time he was modelling for Lucian Freud and Hizze loved that he is stripped down to his true physical self. ‘Closet Door #2’ is Leigh's imagined coming out story. Hizze has built up a visual queer history with layers of tagging, graffiti, stencil, spray, pen, chalk and acrylic then pasted up a copy of my charcoal portrait. Hizze crowned him, because he was creative royalty, then added just one eye as a nod to ID Magazine, who were massively influential at that time. Bowery sadly died from Aids in 1999

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