Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Antony Hegarty: Dolly horror at the Isis and Mickey Rourke


I plan to see Antony And The Johnsons' Antony Hegarty's The Creek exhibition at the London Isis Gallery: a very good interview in the Independent yesterday alerted me to his artwork and environmental concerns. His Ghost self-portrait reactivates my pediophobia (fear of dolls): it's a Gothic photographic nightmare achieved by projecting an image of his late great-grandmother on to his own face. It would make a great movie poster: all it needs is a movie to back it. I also like Julia's Hand, a photographic study of his mentor Dr Julia Yasuda, described as an intersex person, neither male nor female.

The subject of hands reminds me of Mickey Rourke and his freakishly large ones, on display in the excellent The Wrestler. His fingernails are rudimentary curved claws, white as milk. I know I would never get on with Mickey, just because of his hands.

Oh, here's Antony singing Crazy In Love

7 comments:

forgotten ones fund/stephmastini said...

..what passion!..he is truly unique... auspiscious greatness... I too, have been putting together a series of hands and feet, and he has inspired me...
his self protrait is haunting, Dali-esque and a modern Munch's "Scream"
bravo, a true artiste!
Thank you MA
s!

coffee said...

i didn't think Mickey Rourke would ever show up in public again, then there he was, winning big at the Golden Globes

the reverend said...

Antonmy is the most irritating singer who ever drew breath. A chicken that needs strangling.

Tutta Rolf said...

And what about Rourke's face? I saw Brian de Palma's "Body double" the other day, and there was a killer in it wearing a really scary facemask - looking just like Mickey Rourke does today, after all his surgeries and his botox or whatever...i'd say there's more to put one off than just his hands.

Anonymous said...

antony and mickey both starred in animal factory

Anonymous said...

Is that a woman? UGH! Either way the song stinks, and so does it's voice!

Nailophilia said...

I absolutely love this man! His voice! Incredible to say the least. Such talent. I've never heard Beyonce interpreted so eloquently & hauntingly, and I probably never will. You are the absolute F*CKING best!