A Conversation with Joe Dallesandro

02/15/2017, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

$15/$10 Brooks members. map


Joe Dallesandro is an art world legend and LGBTQ icon known for his cinematic work with Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey, John Waters and Louis Malle. He has been immortalized in a Lou Reed song and on album covers by the Rolling Stones and the Smiths. He has starred as a teenage street hustler in Warhol’s Flesh and as mobster Lucky Luciano in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Cotton Club. He has been photographed by Richard Avedon, Annie Leibovitz, Jack Robinson and Francesco Scavullo. In 2009, Dallesandro received a Teddy Award at the Berlin International Film Festival for his contributions to the further acceptance of LGBTQ lifestyles, culture and artistic vision.

And now, the Warhol superstar is making a one-night-only appearance at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. The actor, muse and sex symbol of gay subculture will be the subject of an hour-long conversation in the Brooks’ Dorothy K. Hohenberg Auditorium, followed by a meet-and-greet in the museum rotunda.

Join us for music and a cash bar beginning at 6 p.m. A Conversation with Joe Dallesandro will begin promptly at 7.

$15/$10 Brooks members.


Photograph by Jack Robinson, 1970, www.robinsonarchive.com.

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