Some noteworthy news for fans of outré culture: Headpress will be releasing Shade Rupe’s Dark Stars Rising on December 14th. This tome collects in-depth interviews with some of the most offbeat celebrities around – everyone from cult film icons like Divine and Alejandro Jodorowsky to performance artists like Johanna Went and musical provacateurs like Genesis P-Orridge. It runs over 500 pages and is lavishly illustrated with over 500 photos that capture its subjects in all their eccentric glory. Read on for all the outsider-art details…
OVER 550 PAGES OF DARK DELECTABLES! 27 FAR-OUT ARTISTS FROM AMERICA, AUSTRIA, AND BEYOND: DIVINE, TELLER, CRISPIN GLOVER, ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY, GASPAR NOÉ!
The smaller half of Penn & Teller ends his silence for a lengthy discussion of magic and falsehoods, Divine opens the closet during his transition to playing male roles, Crispin Glover gives love to Fassbinder, Faster Pussycat! Kill, Kill!’s Tura Satana tells it like it is from burlesque shows to Hollywood, Alejandro Jodorowsky showers cinema lovers with psychomagic, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge lays down the gauntlet with his creations Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV, and much much more.
DARK STARS RISING: CONVERSATIONS FROM THE OUTER REALMS is a collection of 27 candid interviews spanning 24 years with unique, free-thinking artists, from America, Austria, and beyond. Working in different media, countries, constraints, and freedoms, the vortex here is created by New York film writer Shade Rupe, known for his avant interests and the cultural realm he inhabits with his Funeral Party books. Everyone in this collection has produced artifacts that affect the heart, mind, soul, and future.
With over 500 stunning photographs and illustrations, many previously unpublished, DARK STARS RISING is a visually sensational pulsating miasma—a hearty feast for the mind!
• “The most fearsome creatures in the transgressive cinema.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times“
• “An untamed grab bag of gonzo weirdos in one lovingly sculpted collection. A must-have for miscreants of almost every persuasion.” – Chris Alexander, Fangoria
• “There is a smarter universe out there and Shade may just have inadvertently mapped its manifesto.” – Steven Severin, Siouxsie and the Banshees
• “Nobly horrific. I loved it!” – Ken Russell, director Altered States
Shade Rupe lives in Manhattan and publicizes, assists, and attends film festivals the world over, including Sundance, Toronto, Sitges, and Cannes. His screenplay Fear Factory will be produced in 2011.
DARK STARS RISING by Shade Rupe
ISBN 978-1-900486-69-9 Binding Paperback Size 9.5” x 6.9” x550pp
Market Art/Biography Price $27.95
Illustrated 500 b&w photos and 8 color plates
Publication Dec 8, 2010 Publisher Headpress
Trade distribution: SCB
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