From the article at Boy Culture:

Curated by Lissa Rivera, the show includes ephemera from Bidgood’s youth (a parent-teacher conference memo), his days as drag queen Terry Howe at Club 82 (queens didn’t have RuPaul to hand them careers back then, girl), and some of his absolute best photographs, surreal scenes he created with colored lights and props in his Hell’s Kitchen apartment 50 years ago, and that clearly influenced future artists like Pierre et Gilles and David LaChapelle, to name but a couple.

In fact, Bidgood’s work today looks like modern work that’s trying to appear retro — it’s shocking, really, that it was actually created 50 years ago.

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