Monday, 3 December 2007

Dear Santa,

I know I have been more often naughty than nice, but I haven't been as naughty as I could have been. Surely that must count for something. If you could see your way clear to sending me this, I promise to try not to be so naughty.

Nan Goldin , John Edward Heys as Diana Vreeland
The Actor John Edward Heys as Diana Vreeland, New York. 1990.
Digital color print from original negative. 39 x 59 cm (50,7 x 61 cm).
Signed and dated by John Heys in black marker on the verso.

The actor John Edward Heys was often a subject for photographers such as Peter Hujar, Allen Frame and Philip-Lorca Dicorcia. His unique physical appearance, style and androgyny were in tune with the East Village art scene of the late 1960s to early 1990s.
In 1990 Heys staged a one-man show as an homage to Diana Vreeland at La Mama E.T.C., N.Y.C., which the playwright Sebastian Stuart called "a unique theatrical experience, as fabulous and fascinating as Diana herself".
The intriguing portrait here captures Heys' talent of embodying the personae of Vreeland. Today the actor lives and works in Berlin.

Now playing: Eartha Kitt - Santa Baby
via FoxyTunes


The Peak of Chic said...

Heavens! The resemblance is uncanny.

HOBAC said...

PoC - isn't it ? I wish I had seen the play.

Pigtown-Design said...

All I can say is WOW.... and i love the song, too.

HOBAC said...

fairfax - that's what I'm hoping Santa will think!