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.