John Waters’ “Kiddie Flamingos” screening in NYC


From ArtNews:

John Waters to show a 74-minute ‘Pink Flamingos’ sequel at Marianne Boesky Gallery

Director John Waters, shown below in an over-Botoxed fake portrait, will screen a new 74-minute video at Marianne Boesky Gallery at his exhibition that opens there on January 9, 2015. Since Waters hasn’t released a feature-length film since 2004’s A Dirty Shame, this is basically the closest the master of camp has come to a new movie in over a decade.


Called Kiddie Flamingos, the video depicts a table read of Waters’ 1972 film Pink Flamingos, which is as full of any kind of obscenity and depravity that one would hope to imagine–only here it’s been recast as a children’s movie, with child actors and all the X-Rated content “defanged and desexualized,” according to the gallery, which also calls this G-rated version “more perverse than the original.”

This is Waters’ third show with Marianne Boesky. It closes on Valentine’s Day.

About Boesky:

Marianne Boesky Gallery was established in 1996 in SoHo, New York City. Since its inception, the Gallery has been committed to supporting the work of emerging and mid-career international artists of all media.

Relocating to Chelsea in 2001, Marianne Boesky Gallery continued to foster innovative and ambitious projects and in 2006 opened its current Deborah Berke designed ground floor space at 509 West 24th Street. In concert with this move, the Gallery added several critically recognized emerging artists to its roster from the U.S. and abroad.

Most recently the Gallery has continued to grow, adding the distinguished Italian artist Pier Paolo Calzolari and in 2010 assumed representation of the estate of Salvatore Scarpitta.

In early 2010, the Gallery opened a second location in an old-world townhouse on the Upper East Side of Manhattan dedicated to mounting a series of curated exhibitions that provide deeper historic context for the Gallery’s artists.

Marianne Boesky Gallery
509 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011
t. 212-680-9889 f. 212-680-9897

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