Douglas Crimp lecture: "Andy Warhol Films the Most Beautiful Man in the World"
Art History professor and author Douglas Crimp speaks on Andy Warhol's film "Paul Swan" (dir. Andy Warhol, US, 1965, 66 minutes).
Once hailed as “the most beautiful man in the world,” dancer, poet, and artist Paul Swan was in his eighties when Andy Warhol filmed him performing his “aesthetic” dances, first created in the teens and twenties. Warhol keeps the camera running as the elderly dancer changes his skimpy costumes on-screen or spends long periods behind a curtain looking for the right slippers. The two-reel color film reflects Warhol’s life-long interest in dance and an atypical fascination with aging beauty.
April 8, at 5 pm
Where: Boston University, Photonics Center, 8 St. Mary's Street, 9th floor (PHO 906)
Who: Open to General Public Admission is free
Wine and cheese reception to follow.