Leigh Bowery

Promoter, Visual Artist

1961 – 1994

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Who was Leigh Bowery?

Leigh Bowery was an Australian performance artist, club promoter, actor, pop star, model, and fashion designer, based in London. Bowery is considered one of the more influential figures in the 1980s and 1990s London and New York City art and fashion circles influencing a generation of artists and designers. His influence reached through the fashion, club and art worlds to impact, amongst others, Meadham Kirchhoff, Alexander McQueen, Lucian Freud, Vivienne Westwood, Boy George, Antony and the Johnsons, Lady Gaga, John Galliano, the Scissor Sisters, David LaChapelle, Lady Bunny plus numerous Nu-Rave bands and nightclubs in London and New York City which arguably perpetuated his avant garde ideas.

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Born
Mar 26, 1961
Sunshine
Nationality
  • Australia
Profession
Education
  • RMIT University
Died
Dec 31, 1994
London

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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