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btwist ·
Greer Lankton was a huge influence on me and my work as a puppeteer. I have postcards of her dolls that remain central to some my most precious work. a book and an exhibit of any kind would be amazing
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Zazoo and Satori ·
A wonderful recent Memoir with some fantastic photos that I've never seen XXXOOO Satori ----------------------------- GREER LANKTON, A MEMOIR by Julia Morton At the funeral of East Village artist Greer Lankton, held just over ten years ago in November 1996, her grieving parents displayed a family picture showing an ordinary middle-class mother and father, brother and sister all standing on a beach in khaki shorts, tees and walking shoes. Their hair was blowing and their suntanned faces were...
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paul monroe ·
i justed started a little greer lankton myspace page..search under display name Greer Lankton...i'm planning on filling it with pics of her and her work..take a peek at the brilliance..xpaul monroe
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Zazoo and Satori ·
I have some exciting news, and a favor to ask. Earlier in the month we had taken a long weekend trip to stay with Jojo, and he gave us a bit of a project... He's recently uncovered a VHS tape that someone had given him of Greer called "The Contortionist" it is prior to her operation and she's credited as "Greg Lankton" Jojo says Greer loved to tie herself up in knots and stay in contorted positions, so she and her sister created this home movie. It is really Greer in an impossible number of...
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The Blitz \Kids ·
hi all spy Greer Lankton pages at blitz kids site http://us.geocities.com/greerlankton/
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TonyaKnudsen ·
Cheers, I have moved this message posted by Cinni, 09-30-05 01:20 AM as a second Greer Lankton topic into this, the primary Greer Lankton thread. Welcome, Chinni, to the ArtMaker forum. You will find Greer is much adored and often celebrated in this topic. Please continue to share your thoughts about her and her work freely here. However, when making future posts, please use the "reply" botton at the bottom of the screen and not the the "new topic" option from the menu.
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That is really cool Jo Jo that you were the only student of Greer Lankton. I love the art that I have seen at the matress factory. You are so right to care for her art and take good care of it. And you really have a big heart give the niece the dress to wear in her wedding. That is very kind. I bet Greer would be happy about it too. Just make sure she wears it and doesn't cut it! GL is probably watching over you and continues to guide you. I think spirits stay with us and what a force you...
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paul monroe ·
i don't understand why there are all these personal family letters printed here. should not the LANKTON FAMILY save them for a more personal FAMILY web page? the reason these letters bother me so much, is due to the fact that they are so filled with LIES. i don't understand why the LANKTONS choose here to paint their distorted portrait of GREER. so if i may, please let me correct a few statements that they have made. All of my information is based on what Greer personaly told me, and from...
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Zazoo and Satori ·
Although we never knew Greer, she was a dear friend of a friend. There is very little on her life or her work online, so I wanted to start a topic for people who may have known her to remember her and her work. Here is the most comprehensive article I...
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bobby ·
Gosh how i miss her. I used to stop in and visit her at her loft and have tea and smoke pot and laugh. She was a true genius. What a great face and a great laugh. She must trully reside in the artist section of Heaven. Greer was a great soul, I miss her. A Legend.i
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Rose Royalle ·
I saw her big titted sculpture at a Whitney Annual which included more G&L artists than ever before, curated by an exceptional gay artworld celeb, Klaus Kertess, and was delightfully surprised that a trans-artist was included in the show, especially in an art climate that was and still is, although administered by art fags and women, in many ways predominantly macho,(compare prices of male artist's work with that of females-- even after women's lib!) I was anxious to see more of her work...
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Zazoo and Satori ·
The Mattress Factory does have a few images from her "It's all about ME, Not You": http://www.mattress.org/catalogue/96/king/96.lankton.html
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daddy ·
Anyone remember her store in the East Village? The windows were always spectacular. Such a talent.
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Zazoo and Satori ·
Jojo's site is now up. You can now see many of his dolls. He learned his dollmaking craft from Greer. You will see a lot of her style reflected in his work, and there are a couple of pictures of her with her dolls on Jojo's bio page. http://jojochicago.com XXXOOO Satori [This message was edited by Zazoo and Satori on 06-07-02 at 11:57 PM.] [This message was edited by Zazoo and Satori on 06-11-02 at 11:01 PM.]
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hatches ·
Wow! JoJo's work is amazing on its own and an incredible tribute to his artistic mother, as well. I believe either Gracie or Pat Hearn handled a lot of Greer's work at the time, in addition to Paul's store, Rose. I own a small ink and watercolor painting by Greer that is one of my absolute treasures. And one of her few forays into two-dimensional expression. She was a true visionary.
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Miss Horse ·
In the late 80's I used to live about a block away from Einsteins and I must say the store was incredible. You could see some of the best Greer dolls in the Einsteins window: Candy Darling, Divine, Peggy Moffitt, Diana Vreeland. Not only was the boutique full of vintage Chanel and Pucci, but Greer's husband, Paul Monroe, designed beautiful surreal jewelry. Bracelets made of pills, necklaces reflecting with hundreds of mirrors, tiny buckets of champagne on ice swinging from earrings. The...
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jo-jo baby ·
i meet greer in a drag bar in chicago called CHEEKS. well i walked up to her and said whats a nice lady like you doing in a place like this.? she was looking like a chanel model. she said in her hamous raspy voice 'i'm one of the gyrl's too'.then we sat and i told her i was a puppet maker and she told me she was a doll maker. and we were together ever since. stich and bitch was what we did every day for almost 9 years .until two weeks before thanksgiving almost 5 years ago now. she was raped...
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daddy ·
Oh my God Jo Jo, I had no idea any of that happened. Did anyone else know all that?
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jo-jo baby ·
yes she told people but it was like no one wanted to hear it ....no one ever wants to hear the bad stuff. and too top it off her parents when she died trew all of her stuff in the alley for the bumbs to take instead of giving it to friends. so i became a garbage picker and i have her wedding dress and some dolls that made it to the heep.
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Rose Royalle ·
Hattie, did Pat or Gracie give her a one person show?
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jo-jo baby ·
the andy warhol mattress factory still owns " its all about me...not you"by greer its a great show if you ever get to see it. it was the last thing she did.when the andy warhol factory came to her she didnt know what to do ....so she gave them her apartment. it was only 10 by 10 box and packed full of the most wonderful things you have ever seen....they have a small portrait of greer doing crack ....that is sad but but hauntingly her...i have her siamese twins and a bust of therin(who is...
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bobby ·
I spoke to her the day before she was attacked..she was so lost and confused about what to do with the Warhol people.I told her to make them pay her through the nose. I loved her so much. I think of her so often. greer was a major ruler in her day.
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daddy ·
That's one reason why we started The Downtown Costume Institute. STUPID families from STUPID places throwing out BRILLIANT art made by BRILLIANT people after they died. When Madame died for example, her family came from some god-forsaken American toilet and raped her appartment. They threw out EVERYTHING. Sixty something years of magic gone in an instant! They refused to believe that Madame was gay (and dressed in drag). The Metropolitan Museum begged for those costumes (as did alot of other...
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jo-jo baby ·
i would give greer's wedding dress and some of my things if they would be taken care of...even thou when i show my greer doll i made... she wears the dress.i always worry about what will happen to my thing if i was too cross over...my brothers wouldnt want it.it is very beautiful her wedding dress she made it herself...thou she took part of it when she did the opening at the mattress factory...and cut one of the panels to make a shall...i need to get it repaired...but still lovely
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jo-jo baby ·
i just got a call by paul and he is writing a book about greer...paul for those of you who dont know is greer's husband....so i'm sending photos i have and if anyone else does please send them as well.... lets make this book the bomb
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daddy ·
Jo Jo, Email us or call and we'll tell you about The Downtown Costume Institute.
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jo-jo baby ·
greer was raped by her grandfather (her mothers father).when greer told her mother greer was told she made it up and i quess the mother (lynn)hated her ever since then.then the mother forged the sex change documents and had the sex change done out of state and the church that greer's father was and is the paster of payied for the change....because they could see having a daughter and not a gay son...greer allways regreted getting the change....but then her mother sexually abused her after...
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Caramel Cutie PR ·
I have to say that even though I have never heard of her, she sounds like she was an extremely fascinating person. It's unfortunate what happened to her.
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Zazoo and Satori ·
Hi Basil, Sabrina was trying to hook us up with you while we were up in June... Jojo had one of his dolls, and one of Greer's with him, and we've all read so much about your work...can't wait to see one of your shows. Jojo found this picture of himself in Greer's apartment. I thought I'd post it, because you can see some of her work in the background. XXXOOO Satori
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jo-jo baby ·
yes that is a photo greer took of me . the big doll on the floor is Candy Darling. do believe she had put up three shows at the same time from this little 10x10 studio is amazine in itself....the other doll in the window is co-co she later cut her face of and made her younger....and is still in the collection owned by the andy warhol museum....the show is called " its all about me not ....you'.
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jo-jo baby ·
yes that is a photo greer took of me . the big doll on the floor is Candy Darling. can you believe she had put up three shows at the same time from this little 10x10 studio is amazine in itself....the other doll in the window is co-co she later cut her face of and made her younger....and is still in the collection owned by the andy warhol museum....the show is called " its all about me not ....you'.
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btwist ·
jojo when i come to chicago this year i hope to meet you and your puppets basil
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Chi Chi ·
This topic has moved me no end, and since Greer was first and foremost an ArtMaker, I have moved her topic here from NYC Girls. She could have gone so many places - Hopelessly Devoted for one - but it is her work that lives on, and her descendants, many of whom are here! I was mentioning this phenomenon to several people lately - that "Greer's Kids" (Z&S, JoJo Baby, Gigi etc.) should be here. One was the Mboards own mister e, who is a master archivist and historian. He dug up these...
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Chi Chi ·
this one is STUNNING. From what mr e told me, Larissa got all bothered because she assumed the doll was based on her! And it wasn't...
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Chi Chi ·
Greer, right (with a young Tabboo, left)
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Zazoo and Satori ·
She looks really happy in that last shot. Last time we were up in Chicago @ Jojo's we watched Nan Goldin's "I'll be your Mirror." Greer was interviewed for the film. It's amazing to see her on film, because we never got to meet her in person. There are also a few of her dolls throughout the film. XXXOOO S
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TonyaKnudsen ·
This image (posted by Chi Chi yesterday) has fascinated me all night, thank you so much for posting it Chi – [and Mr. e] there is something so beautiful, truly entrancing in the aging doll flesh of these pink and cheery burlesque dames. I would be happy I think to have been any of them in another life. Where are these dolls now? Does anyone know? D. also is overwhelmed by the detail in the wrinkly breasts, the difference in skin color doll to doll, the warm confidence that shines through, a...
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jo-jo baby ·
bazil i can not wait to meet you either...it is so good to see so much love going to my greer. o that photo of her and taboo is SO GOOD...and tonya , greer would make whole skeletons in the dolls as i still do today....then the muscles go on and then skin is streched over them ....when you skip the muscels to make them look skinnier they get that weird skin as you see in the valentine window of enstiens.I LOVE IT. these are some of her post cards ,i have all of them, and extras....i will...
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btwist ·
chi chi and mister e thank you for those photos the "Larissa" one i have a copy of and it has inspired me forever the valentine's tableau is so incredidibly gorgeous...she was and is such a genius incredible my blood is racing looking at that photo
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Chi Chi ·
He sent me this ages ago to post - its an invitation for a Palladium event. Gorgey and rare!
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Zazoo and Satori ·
beautiful... love the Einstein's bag at her feet... XXXOOO S
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jo-jo baby ·
what a nice photo....she told me of a time she went to germany and they would not let her take her dolls back trew customs....so she left the show ....and one of the dolls that was taken was completly made of underwear just red lips on both ends . and she let quit a few guys fuck it....so she said it was full at the time.i try still to this day asking her parents foe another doll...but they always say they dont know what they own because the museum( andy warhol) still owns it. i dont know if...
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Chi Chi ·
Beautiful piece about Greer by David Rat http://redcentpublishing.blogs...10/05/david-rat.html
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Zazoo and Satori ·
An update on "The Contortionist" video. Joyce Randall found it on Youtube and provided more information. Apparently there are more! Hi. I shot this around 1977 or so. We used a super 8 camera and bought black and white film for it. This is a stop action animation. Cable release click..click..click... It should run at 24 fps, but I transferred it to video which 30 fps. I only made two copies. I have one and Greer had one. I should try to find other movies Greer and I made together. Joyce
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I grew up in Park Forest, next door to the Lanktons. I knew Greer when she was Greg, the sweet, gentle boy-nextdoor, who was always ready and willing to help out with any problem. I remember running over to the Lankton's house one day when I was home alone and had received a frightening prank call, and how caring and comforting Cathy and Greg were. When Greg became Greer, my fundamentalist family was shocked and horrified. I, however, was secretly amazed and thrilled for her courage. I had...
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bobby ·
Thank you Lorian for sharing that story. Those of us who knew and loved Greer are so lucky for that experience. I think of her so very often.
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paul monroe ·
ten years ago tonight greer died- the only words that feel appropriate are those of patti smiths' ELEGIE i just don't know what to do tonight my head is aching as i drink and breathe memory falls like cream in my bones moving on my own there must be something i can dream tonight the air is filled with the moves of you all the fire is frozen yet still i have the will trumpets, violins, i hear them in the distance and my skin emits a ray but i think its sad, its much to bad that greer can't be...
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blehpunk ·
my thoughts go out to you on such a difficult night. All the best.
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Zazoo and Satori ·
Thairin Smothers has just released a never before seen video of Greer and her work at 1995 Whitney Biennial Enjoy! XXXOOO Satori
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bobby ·
Thanks Satori for posting these two posts. It means so much to those of us who knew and loved her.
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