17th April, 2013 Text Trey Taylor
Chances are high you’ve heard the name, but how much do you really know about Kenneth Anger? ICONS brings together an archive of photographs, scrapbooks, letters and memorabilia from Anger’s personal collection. The cult filmmaker and author culls his colossal stockpile for an offering difficult to pass up. He calls George Lucas and Martin Scorsese among those he’s inspired with his cross-cutting style of editing and his use of pop music in film.
Tabloids, magazine covers, posters, illustrations – Anger emptied his closets for this one. He was obsessed with the Golden Age of Hollywood. Think Greta Garbo, Rudolph Valentino, Marilyn Monroe and you’ll arrive at Anger’s infamous book Hollywood Babylon, published both in 1975 and 1984. The source material for this book is there (i.e. all the juicy gossip).
Don’t sleep on it, the Sprüth Magers exhibit ICONS closes this Saturday, April 20. Plus, at zero pounds, admission is reasonable.
7A Grafton Street, London, W1S 4EJ