Richard Alvarez, Pepper LaBeija (Butch Queen)
Pepper LaBeija (Butch Queen)



Binder and glitter on acrylic

30 x 30 inches (73.2 x 76.2 cm)


Pepper LaBeija was born in the Bronx in 1948, and took over from Crystal LaBeija as the Mother of the House of LaBeija around 1981. Pepper remained the leader of the house for over 20 years, and was known for her legendary Egyptian-inspired performances.

Work by Richard Alvarez