Thursday, September 23, 2010

Next Week on Delirious Insomniac: Special Guest Steven Johnson Leyba

On Monday Night at Midnight Central Standard Time, The Delirious Insomniac Freeform Radio Show will welcome artist and provocateur Steven Johnson Leyba while he is in Chicago exhibiting his art at Gallery 54B and premiering his new film What Is Art? at 1901 Gallery. This will be on streaming live, 88.7 FM in the Chicago area, and archived here

About his book The Last American Painter:
In the tradition of the eccentric artist’s memoir like Salvador Dali’s Secret Life, The Last American Painter is a revealing and personal account of the life of an artist. Leyba is a painter, a trickster, a social critic, a controversial public performance artist and folk hero loved and hated by many. He unapologetically embraces the warrior philosophy of his Apache ancestors, radical sexuality, contemporary Satanism, revenge, the use of sex acts and blood rituals as well as painting with his own bodily fluids. Experience a life and world few could even imagine was possible. He takes us into his very personal yet public life and exposes the contemporary life of a renegade artist in a world that praises entertainers and ignores mavericks. The Last American Painter delves into the cultural fireworks and controversies over his art and life, alludes to various governmental investigations and political scandals including the "Apache Whiskey Rite", a whiskey-sodomy protest ritual that scandalized San Francisco. - Genesis P. Orridge

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