Detail of 'Man in Shower in Beverly Hills', 1964 © David Hockney. Photo © Tate, London 2013
The world of Ronald Wright
This talk is part of our weekend of events exploring key themes in our David Hockney exhibition. In partnership with Homotopia, the international festival of queer arts and culture.
Rupert Smith explores the world of Ronald Wright, spiritualist writer, gay magazine illustrator, celebrity portrait artist, author, artist’s model and psychic medium, Wright contributed to the burgeoning ‘Physique’ and ‘Men’s Interest’ magazine industry.
His artwork featured in many of the internationally renowned publications including Fizeek, Adonis, Sir Gay, Male Classics, Modern Man and Body Beautiful. Imprisoned for being gay in 1959, he was released a year later and began a successful career as artist model, most notably posing as ‘the body’ of Rudolf Nureyev for a Madam Tussaud’s waxwork.
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This event is part of the David Hockney: Early reflections exhibition.