Originally from New York, Gerard Joseph Malanga is a poet, dancer, director and an American photographer.
It was in 1963 that Charles Henri Ford introduced the young Gérard Malanga, then 20 years old, to the “prince of pop art”, Andy Warhol. Hired initially at the Factory for the design of silkscreen prints, he quickly became the archetype of the Warholian superstar. He was the right arm of Andy Warhol from 1963 to 1970 with whom he created Interview magazine and for which he is also an actor.
Gerard Malanga is also famous for his dances, equipped with a whip of a trainer, in the show Exploding Plastic Inevitable (EPI), which accompanied the Velvet Underground.
After leaving the Factory in 1970, he continued to photograph the representatives of the literary, artistic and musical world, and also continued his research in poetry: he developed his own approach, very personal, and truly installs his work of poet and outstanding photographer, a testimony of his time.
We had the pleasure of presenting Gerard’s work at multiple exhibitions, and for the Show Off, Art Geneva Paris Photo and Photo London fairs (in collaboration with the Galerie Caroline Smulders – ILMJ). His works have appeared in a number of prestigious collections … and he has come from New York regularly in recent years to present lectures at La Villa Arson, the European House of Photography, etc.
The contact with Gerard is always rich in lessons, his experience of the contemporary cultural world is great, and nourished with exceptional meetings
This artwork is part of the collection at Bel Œil:
- Iggy Pop Nude – 1971 – mini wall mounted format ⅕