"The prettiest people are the blandest."
January 23, 2014 1:20 PM   Subscribe

Greer Lankton, darling of the 1980s East Village art scene, made glamorous and grotesque dolls that reflected her struggles with anorexia and drug addiction as well as her fascination with sexuality and gender in all their mutable permutations. She died of an overdose only a month after completing her final masterpiece, a recreation of her Chicago apartment inside Pittsburgh's Mattress Factory.

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posted by Juliet Banana (2 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
I saw the piece at the Mattress Factory a few months ago. It's one heck of a tumultuous, tortured autobiography stuffed into 100 square feet.
posted by Turkey Glue at 3:18 PM on January 23, 2014 [1 favorite]

Maybe add a NSFW tag?
posted by Valued Customer at 3:25 PM on January 23, 2014

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