Peter Thomas McGough
Peter Thomas McGough is active/lives in New York / Ireland. Peter McGough is known for collaborative photo-real paintings and photography.
Biography Peter Thomas McGough
James Fuentes, 55 Delancey Street?, Through Oct. 23
In the East
Village in the 1980s, the artists David McDermott and Peter McGough made
a striking couple. They dressed as Victorian swells and lived in a home
devoid of modern conveniences such as electricity and plumbing. Their
art, like that of the British duo Gilbert and George, consisted both of a
continuous, lived performance and of work — paintings, photographs,
sculptures, films — that the performance produced.
A text-based painting in the 1987 Whitney Biennial brought them wide attention. Titled A Friend of Dorothy,
1943, it was composed entirely of old-time homosexual slurs: fairy,
pansy, nellie, etc. Although in the present era of same-sex marri
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