Fly Your John Waters Freak Flag

In 2011, filmmaker John Waters curated Absentee Landlord at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Later this year, Waters, best known as the director of Hairspray and Pink Flamingos, becomes the subject of an art exhibit himself in his hometown. From October 7, 2018, to January 6, 2019, The Baltimore Museum of Art presents John Waters: Indecent Exposure, the first major retrospective of the artist’s visual art.

The show will include more than 160 photographs, sculptures, soundworks, and video made since the early 1990s. Just days before the show’s opening, PBS NewsHour interviewed Waters at the museum. (See video below.)

Among the images on display will be Divine in Ecstasy, a 1992 black-and-white photograph of Waters' star Divine lying on the floor, eyes squeezed tight and mouth open. If you want a postcard, a seller on Ebay listed one as "DIVINE IN ECSTASY John Waters Drag Queen Postcard Tight Sweater Big Boobs."

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