A short film about the artist Jonny Gent and his controversial painting 'Beatles in America' for the Art exhibtion 'Liverpool Love' at the Museum of Liverpool 2012. Curated by Christian Furr. Go to the website http://www.liverpoollove.org for more details. Directed by Steve Cope. Produced by Christian Furr
'Beatles in America' by Jonathan Gent in the press:
http://www.factmag.com/2012/10/11/the-beatles-penises-defaced-at-museum-of-liverpool/ http://artislimited.wordpress.com/2012/10/12/iconoclasmism-the-beatles-penis-painting-is-defaced-in-liverpool-museum-what-pricks/ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/earsho
t/controversial-painting-beatles-penises-defaced-378445?mobile_redirect=false http://ultimateclassicrock.com/beatles-penis-painting/ http://www.heyreverb.com/blog/2012/10/11/beatles-penis-painting/56310/ On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7HJnxOb-ds
John Lennon made a film called 'Self-Portrait'
"Self-Portrait" was an indulgent Warholian piece of film which consisted of a fifteen-minute slow motion shot of John Lennon's erection. Presumably this excursion into the ridiculous was a product of John's humor and his sense of the absurd, and part of his game of baiting the critics. When questioned about being a leader around this time, John had told a reporter, "So I refuse to lead, and I'll always show my genitals or something which prevents me from being Martin Luther King or Gandhi, and getting killed." - Anthony Fawcett
View our film about the Godfather of neon - Chris Bracey here: vimeo.com/49915504 Christian Furr's Twitter page and website: https://twitter.com/Pientello http://www.christianfurr.com Jonathan Gent's website: http://www.jonathangent.com