REBEL ON: PERFECTING “PERFECTION” WITH ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE

Now, finally, the relentless upheaval on women empowerment has accelerated, in the wake of Robert Mapplethorpe’s pre-emptive manifesto on the definition of “perfect beauty”. 

ACROSS BOUNDS, SPIRIT ALIVE: GRACE JONES

It is perhaps somewhat inappropriate to find a word to describe Grace Jones, for the controversial icon has splattered norms that leave the world jaw-dropped.

THE MORE SHE BURNS, THE MORE IRIDESCENT SHE SHINES – PUNK WILDFIRE DEBBIE HARRY

It is hard to not know the Hollywood train wreck – Debbie Harry – who has been through the pretty and ugly sides in life. Her name is emblazoned with darkness, drug abuse, and worse, rape. 

SHE WHO WEAVES PUNK AND POEM INTO ONE: PATTI SMITH

Penetrating culture at large, “punk poet laureate” Patti Smith has opened doors into genre-fluidity when it comes to art and music. She finds, and thereby experiments, the interconnection between the two realms – molding her very unique sound, if not the Patti Smith genre.  

THE RADICAL AND AMBITIOUS BOHEMIAN IN ART – ALICE NEEL 

Resisting traditional ideals with paintbrushes and canvases, the avowed humanist has become one of the foremost American figurative painters of the 20th century.

MUSE OF MYSTIQUE: AMANDA LEAR

Unintelligible to all, the Hollywood starlet Amanda Lear enchanted famous men with her aureole of glamor, and till now, has remained an enigmatic celebrity. 

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