Pieter Bruegel the Elder - The Fall of the Rebel Angels, detail. 1562
With short cropped hair and a tuxedo, the lesser-known Gladys Bentley (left) commandeered the crowd at Harlem’s Clam House in the 1920s, singing cabaret, tickling the piano keys, and flirting shamelessly with the women in the audience. The only one of these women to openly exploit her lesbian identity, she was known for taking popular songs and giving them lewd lyrics; and she asked the audience to help her improvise naughty lines.
John Cage playing with his cat.
Forced Perspective Ceramic Telephone, 2012
Conrad of Megenberg, ‘Buch der Natur’, Germany ca. 1434.
Strasbourg, Bibliothèque nationale et universitaire, Ms.2.264, fol. 78v
Ellen Ripley’s Nostromo uniform from Alien,(1979) x Helmut Lang FW 03.04