A conversation with Jim Hedges and Piero Tomassoni around Artvisor's exhibition featuring some of Warhol's iconic polaroid and silver gelatin prints.
Drag queens - people, usually men, who use dress and makeup to imitate and exaggerate female gender signifiers for entertainment - were of great fascination to Andy Warhol, who explored the figure through varying mediums, including the silkscreen, photography and performance.
In his early 20s, Andy Warhol began wearing a wig. At first, it was to disguise his hair loss. However, as the years went on, the unique silver wig contributed to his avant-garde mystery, and the wig, a means of concealment, became a recognisable feature of the public figure of the artist.
Cyrus Mahboubian is part of the ongoing exhibition, The Cheating Hand of Randomness, opening today at the Gypsum Gallery in Cairo.
Curated by Artvisor’s director, Nico Epstein, Polaroids/Composites features a brand new body of work, and a selected highlights drawn from recent years by Cyrus Mahboubian.