The Grain of His Skin

An archive on the artist Tony Greene (1955 - 1990).
Commentary by Richard Hawkins unless noted otherwise.
Contact: richardhawkins01@gmail.com

Apr 19, 2014 9:32am
Apr 17, 2014 11:52pm
Apr 17, 2014 6:47pm
Tony Greene & Richard Hawkins. “Chains of Bitter Illusion” press release, 1988. From the Dennis Cooper collection at the Fales Library & Special Collections at NYU. Photo: Andrew Blackley.

Tony Greene & Richard Hawkins. “Chains of Bitter Illusion” press release, 1988. From the Dennis Cooper collection at the Fales Library & Special Collections at NYU. Photo: Andrew Blackley.

Apr 15, 2014 6:47am
Tony Greene. Vintage installation shot of “Sweet Oleander”, 1991 at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.
http://www.welcometolace.org/archives/view/102012/

Tony Greene. Vintage installation shot of “Sweet Oleander”, 1991 at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

http://www.welcometolace.org/archives/view/102012/

Apr 15, 2014 6:31am
Tony Greene. “AfterImage” obituary, Nov. 1990, by Doug Ischar

Tony Greene. “AfterImage” obituary, Nov. 1990, by Doug Ischar

Apr 13, 2014 4:37pm
cruiseorbecruised:

mattmorriswerks:
Iceberg ProjectsTony Greenecurated by John Neffinstallation viewleft to right: Latham Zearfoss, Miller + Shellabarger, Tony Greene, Dean Sameshima

cruiseorbecruised:

mattmorriswerks:

Iceberg Projects
Tony Greene
curated by John Neff
installation view

left to right: Latham Zearfoss, Miller + Shellabarger, Tony Greene, Dean Sameshima

Apr 13, 2014 8:21am
cruiseorbecruised:

Dean Sameshima’s contribution to an exhibition about the work of the late Tony Greene at Iceberg Projects, Chicago, IL. curated by John Neff.
T-shirt: John Rechy: Numbers by Dean Sameshima
worn by Matthew Steinbrecher
photographed by Richard Hawkins
P.S. I FINALLY made the switch…no longer printing on H&M shirts and moved to a socially conscious and environmentally friendly T-shirt brand, Continental.

cruiseorbecruised:

Dean Sameshima’s contribution to an exhibition about the work of the late Tony Greene at Iceberg Projects, Chicago, IL. curated by John Neff.

T-shirt: John Rechy: Numbers by Dean Sameshima

worn by Matthew Steinbrecher

photographed by Richard Hawkins

P.S. I FINALLY made the switch…no longer printing on H&M shirts and moved to a socially conscious and environmentally friendly T-shirt brand, Continental.

Apr 13, 2014 8:13am
Tony Greene. Jim (aka His Bare Fields), 1989. Mixed media, 14 ¼ x 16 ¼. Collection Doug Ischar, Chicago.

Tony Greene. Jim (aka His Bare Fields), 1989. Mixed media, 14 ¼ x 16 ¼. Collection Doug Ischar, Chicago.

Apr 13, 2014 7:55am

Tony Greene: Room of Advances

Curated by Judie Bamber and Monica Majoli. Thu, 19.06.2014–Sun, 07.09.2014. MAK Center Los Angeles, Schindler House

http://www.mak.at/en/program/exhibitions/preview

Apr 13, 2014 7:40am

link to the Whitney Museum’s website

The lush surfaces of Tony Greene’s work, in which elaborate paintings are embalmed on tinted photographs, address desire and mortality, with a nod to the dark ornamentation of the Victorian age. The photographs on view in the Biennial depict two subjects: taxidermied wildlife, exhibited in natural history dioramas, and idealized male bodies depicted in physique magazines. Obscured by painted foliage and calligraphic swirls, these images can be seen alternatively as objects of sexual yearning or as memorials for those lost to AIDS.

source: http://whitney.org/Exhibitions/2014Biennial/TonyGreeneCuratedByRichardHawkinsAndCatherineOpie

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