John Waters, ‘Boys Beware’, 2006, Postmasters Gallery
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John Waters

Boys Beware, 2006

6 c-prints
7 1/2 × 39 1/2 in
19.1 × 100.3 cm
Edition 2/5
This is part of a limited edition set.
On loan
Location
New York, Roma
About the work
Postmasters Gallery
New York, Roma

John Waters re-edits and re-contextualizes iconic film imagery in an often hilarious queering of …

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John Waters
American, b. 1946
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Best known for directing the cult film classics Pink Flamingos, Polyester, Female Trouble, and Hairspray, John Waters explores the same provocative themes of race, sex, gender, consumerism, and religion in photography, montage, and, more recently, sculpture. Featuring retro imagery from the 1950s, Waters’ work is rife with humor and puns. For instance, in Ham (2009), Waters photographs a large glazed ham hanging on the wall of a movie star or casting agent. Catholic Sin (2009) is an illustration from his own childhood catechism book that equated the purity of the soul with fresh milk. Two oversized sculptures—Rush (2009), a gigantic “popper” bottle and its spilled contents, and La Mer (2009), a jar of face cream—poke fun at our cultish obsession with beauty products and drugs.

John Waters, ‘Boys Beware’, 2006, Postmasters Gallery
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About the work
Postmasters Gallery
New York, Roma

John Waters re-edits and re-contextualizes iconic film imagery in an often hilarious queering of popular culture. Themes and motifs of provocation—race, sex, gender, consumerism, and religion—are unapologetically central to his practice, and presented with a brand of wit and cynicism that is uniquely John Waters.

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John Waters
American, b. 1946
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Best known for directing the cult film classics Pink Flamingos, Polyester, Female Trouble, and Hairspray, John Waters explores the same provocative themes of race, sex, gender, consumerism, and religion in photography, montage, and, more recently, sculpture. Featuring retro imagery from the 1950s, Waters’ work is rife with humor and puns. For instance, in Ham (2009), Waters photographs a large glazed ham hanging on the wall of a movie star or casting agent. Catholic Sin (2009) is an illustration from his own childhood catechism book that equated the purity of the soul with fresh milk. Two oversized sculptures—Rush (2009), a gigantic “popper” bottle and its spilled contents, and La Mer (2009), a jar of face cream—poke fun at our cultish obsession with beauty products and drugs.

John Waters

Boys Beware, 2006

6 c-prints
7 1/2 × 39 1/2 in
19.1 × 100.3 cm
Edition 2/5
This is part of a limited edition set.
On loan
Location
New York, Roma
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