Lung With Lizard
DIMENSIONS 8" x 12" MEDIUM archival pigment print
Limited edition of 50, 2012
Accompanied by certificate of authenticity signed and numbered by the artist
Richard Kern is undoubtedly one of the most significant leaders of the 1980s Cinema of Transgression, and actress Lung Leg often played the starring role. These films - such as You Killed Me First in 1985 and Fingered a year later - are shockingly violent and remain controversial to this day. According to Kern, "this photograph of Lung Leg was taken in 1987 while we were shooting the very first scene in my movie Submit to Me Now in my old apartment on East 13th Street. Lung showed up at my house with a tiny green salamander in her pocket and asked if it was okay if it crawled on her face when I shot her. She liked to bring living things to the shoots. Once she showed up with a big mason jar full of black crickets and once with a can of fishing worms. She wasn't really into normal pets like cats and dogs."
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