Thursday, March 12, 2009
I selected this image mainly because it is so creepy but attention-grabbing.The figure looks like a clown with his stark white makeup and red and red overdrawn lips. In addition, the gender of the subject is obscured under all that makeup. The repetition of the glasses adds to the fantastic quality of the picture, bordering on the imaginary and frightening. Bowery was known to combine dandyism with body art.