John Giorno Wiki
John Giorno was born in New York in 1936. John Giorno, the famed American poet, and visual artist have died at the age of 82. Giorno was an AIDS activist and the subject of Andy Warhol’s 1963-film “Sleep.” In the film, which lasts for five hours, Giorno is depicted sleeping nude for the entire length of the movie.
“When people were bored of John Ashbery, they would just hang up & wait for Jim Carroll or Allen Ginsberg or whoever. This was all before the internet, of course. It was still people being bored at work alone. All they wanted to do was reach out.”#RIP John Giorno
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John Giorno Age
He was 82 years old.
John Giorno Career
Giorno had worked as a stockbroker following his graduation from Columbia University. He became involved in the arts in 1962 after a meeting with Andy Warhol. According to a Poetry Foundation profile, “The influence of pop art and Warhol’s Factory are evident in Giorno’s work.”
“I don’t need it. I don’t want it. And you cheated me out of it”. John Giorno – When first moving to NY I got so much from “Dial a Poem”& his multi artists LPs on Giorno Poetry Systems were a big influence on my & many others’ work .He did beautiful things..Have a safe journey JG pic.twitter.com/7vCdE9Rodi
— Hal Willner (@WillnerHal) October 12, 2019
In a 2013 interview with Interview magazine, Giorno said about his relationship with Andy Warhol: “Andy was very difficult emotionally. In a sense, we had this great love story.” Giorno went on to say that Warhol “was peculiar” and that he really enjoyed having oral sex with men, sometimes at random times. Giorno said about Warhol: “Andy Warhol had a beautiful body and a big cock.” Once, Giorno told the Brooklyn Rail in an interview that he read a copy of Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl” during spring break and that he “blew his head.” Ginsberg and Giorno became friends in old age.
“I just cannot do enough in my life. I perform endlessly.” https://t.co/WdYhRd0Mxv
— Interview Magazine (@InterviewMag) October 12, 2019
John Giorno Time of Death
At the time of his death, Giorno had been exhibiting new work at the Sperone Westwater gallery in New York City. The exhibition, titled “Do the Undone,” is due to be exhibited until October 26. The press release for the show refers to Giorno living and working out of his studio in the Bowery in Lower Manhattan for over 50 years.
— Christophe Conte (@christopheconte) October 12, 2019
John Giorno Previous Life
In 1968, Giorno created a concept known as “Dial-a-Poem”. The service allowed members of the public to call a number and listen to a live recording of a poem. Giorno has said that the idea of ”Dial-a-Poem” came from a conversation he had with his poet colleague William Burroughs. Among the poets who appear in “Dial-a-Poem” were Frank O’Hara, John Ashberry and Laurie Anderson. At the time of writing this article, “Dial-a-Poem” is still active at +1 641-793-8122. In the past, in addition to the poems, callers also made political speeches and activists from time to time.