np:, 1986. Black and white gelatin silver print. 8 x 10 in. Titled and dated on verso in the hand of Kern with Deathtrip Films and R. Kern artists’ stamps. Near fine. Item #6124
Photograph of actor Lung Leg in character for Richard Kern’s 1985 short film You Killed Me First. The film, a classic of the Cinema of Transgression, examines the dynamics of a dysfunctional family and its eruption into violence, starring artists David Wojnarowicz and Karen Finley as patriarch and matriarch.
Richard Kern is an underground filmmaker and photographer associated with New York’s East Village 1980’s art scene, and particularly with the “Cinema of Transgression” and no wave movements. He has also made music videos for Sonic Youth, King Missile, and Marilyn Manson. His high art and fashion photography regularly appears in publications including Vice and Purple.