The Photos of David Hurles
Project Space Exhibition curated by John Waters
Hear Terry LeGrand talk with John Waters
about this exhibit
on his Sunday, May 23, 2010 show on the LA
Talk Radio website.
Shows are archived for both play and download.
David Hurles & John Waters in NYC
Raging hard-ons, sketchy prison tattoos, and junkies,
junkies, junkies – they have all been represented in contemporary
art, but never like this. David’s work will be on display at
one of New York’s most respected galleries, Marianne Boesky
The show, Outsider Porn: The Photos of David Hurles, is the
brain child of King of Filth, John Waters.
Waters worked closely with David’s friend Dian
Hanson, to come up with a truly compelling collection of photographs
from his vast portfolio of American street trade. David’s aggressively
pornographic images, will now occupy the same space once taken up
by the works of such art stars as Takashi Murakami, Liz Craft, and
Mr. Waters himself.
David is the most popular resident of a state funded
nursing home in East Hollywood. Having suffered a stroke over a
year ago, he spends his days in bed, listening to the constant noise
of his roommates’ TVs, sleeping and gossiping with his close
friend, and de facto caregiver, Dian Hanson.
The place is a dump, really, mere miles from the palace that porn
built, but David isn’t altogether bitter. Sure, he’s
pissed – understandably so – but if you catch him at
the right time, you’ll find him transported to another place
in his memory, a place where the rough trade runs free.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 AM
- 6 PM.
509 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011 · Map ·