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BILL BOWERS ART-WEAR JACKETS

BILL BOWERS ART-WEAR JACKETS

"New York: Ragazzi Che Vestono, Pop-Group," Italian L'Uomo Vogue, Feb-March 1973 ENTER

 

Native Funk & Flash: An Emerging Folk Art, 1974

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"Billy Bowers' Hot Dreams" by Terry Cook, CITY magazine, San Francisco, March 1975

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http://www.queer-arts.org/bowers/index.html

assemblages constructed from 'modified found objects' to use the language of Marcel Duchamp.

To have clothing accepted as an art form is no easy task, but Bill Bowers succeeded in doing just that with the help of Mark Phillips who has collaborated with Billy since the early '70s converting the flat pieces into wearable clothing that could survive the grueling stage performances of the likes of Keith Richards and Mick Jagger. A fashion designer for the leading rock stars like Alice Cooper, Led Zepplin, and the Rolling Stones, Bowers' Art-Wear creations have received due recognition by their inclusion in the permanent costume collections of the Smithsonian in the '70s and the Oakland Museum of California in 2006.


http://www.queer-arts.org/bowers/bowers/photos/index.html

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