Sunday, October 11, 2009

Josh Gosfield: Gigi Gaston - The Black Flower

Josh Gosfield... Strip: Nieuwe Teenager-Ster (1963, Archival pigment, printed 2009). From the exhibition Josh Gosfield: Gigi Gaston - The Black Flower at Steven Kasher Gallery in New York. "...Josh Gosfield has assembled the definitive archive devoted to the 1960s French pop star Gigi Gaston. Gigi’s music and the spectacle of her tragic life riveted the public through the 60s and 70s. The exhibition documents her life and loves with archival photographs, posters, record covers, magazine and newspaper articles, a music video shot by Jean Luc Godard, documentary footage, and assorted ephemera. We see her Gypsy family’s escape from Bulgaria, her affair with her stepbrother, her first guitar, her rise up (and fall down) the charts, the car crashes, funerals, love triangles and the murder trial. All this played out in a garish media spotlight before the insatiable eyes of her public." Looks to be one of the more inventive collection of works.


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