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Snapshots

  1. Mass Orgy!!

    Snapshot Title: Mass Orgy!!
    Taken by: Emily Shively

    Image: Greer Lankton, "It's all about ME, Not You" (1996)
    Image Owner: MattressFactory



    Description:

    really creepy



  2. Happy couple

    Snapshot Title: Happy couple
    Taken by: jaosnh

    Image: Greer Lankton, "It's all about ME, Not You" (1996)
    Image Owner: MattressFactory



    Description:

    best installation ever



  3. Jesus

    Snapshot Title: Jesus
    Taken by: Karen Kaighin

    Image: Greer Lankton, "It's all about ME, Not You" (1996)
    Image Owner: MattressFactory



    Description:

    When I was little I was fascinated by these kinds of illustrations of Jesus. These idealized pictures were so beautiful; it was rare to see a man portayed this way. I found a little picture like this ...



  4. self-portrait doll of ambiguous gender

    Snapshot Title: self-portrait doll of ambiguous gender
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Greer Lankton, "It's all about ME, Not You" (1996)
    Image Owner: MattressFactory



    Description:

    Many pen marks on doll. It looks like she had worked this one over a lot.

    www.artnet.com/magazineus/features/morton/morton1-26-07.asp Will open in a new tab or window says "she generally put each figure through several inc...



  5. portrait of Greer by Peter Hujar

    Snapshot Title: portrait of Greer by Peter Hujar
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Greer Lankton, "It's all about ME, Not You" (1996)
    Image Owner: MattressFactory



    Description:

    also found at emu-memu.net/art/2009/01/20/106 Will open in a new tab or window/



  6. a life-size Candy Darling doll?

    Snapshot Title: a life-size Candy Darling doll?
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Greer Lankton, "It's all about ME, Not You" (1996)
    Image Owner: MattressFactory



    Description:

    photo of Greer at this bed, with her installation: www.artnet.com/magazineus/features/morton/morton1-26-07.asp Will open in a new tab or window



  7. XANAX 1mg

    Snapshot Title: XANAX 1mg
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Greer Lankton, "It's all about ME, Not You" (1996)
    Image Owner: MattressFactory



    Description:

    you can read the label:

    3006(?) N Halsted, Chicago IL
    Greer Lantkton [sic]
    738 N Briar, Chicago

    take 1 tablet a day

    Dr. E. Stern



  8. Paul and Greer

    Snapshot Title: Paul and Greer
    Taken by: leah durand

    Image: Greer Lankton, "It's all about ME, Not You" (1996)
    Image Owner: MattressFactory



    Description:

    This is the cake topper that Greer made for her 1987 wedding to Paul Monroe



  9. "...could not be solved"

    Snapshot Title: "...could not be solved"
    Taken by: Owen Smith

    Image: Greer Lankton, "It's all about ME, Not You" (1996)
    Image Owner: MattressFactory



    Description:

    "Under the penetrating gaze of the confused public, the child felt itself shrinking to smaller and smaller proportions. As the candy man tallied the votes determining it's sex, the tiny child tried to...



  10. busy, busy, busy, day!

    Snapshot Title: busy, busy, busy, day!
    Taken by: leah durand

    Image: Greer Lankton, "It's all about ME, Not You" (1996)
    Image Owner: MattressFactory



    Description:

    I love this element of the piece because it fits so well with everything I've heard about Greer. She was constantly changing her clothes, fussing with her dolls, changing herself. It also seems like a...



  11. permanents

    Snapshot Title: permanents
    Taken by: Owen Smith

    Image: Greer Lankton, "It's all about ME, Not You" (1996)
    Image Owner: MattressFactory



    Description:

    "They were always doing things together. Last week they were off to the beauty parlor for permanents. she complained about the smell. I wish they made my hair curly smelly. Now she's curling her hai...



  12. Family Portrait

    Snapshot Title: Family Portrait
    Taken by: Owen Smith

    Image: Greer Lankton, "It's all about ME, Not You" (1996)
    Image Owner: MattressFactory



    Description:

    A beautifully drawn family portrait by Greer. I first interpreted this as a expression of Greers alienation from her family as a child. Having since met her very kind family (without their generosity ...



  13. locked door

    Snapshot Title: locked door
    Taken by: Nathan Hall

    Image: Greer Lankton, "It's all about ME, Not You" (1996)
    Image Owner: MattressFactory



    Description:

    This door is normally locked, and visitors to the museum can look into the piece only from the outside. It gives me the feeling that I'm looking into Greer's mind's inner workings, and I'm not allowed...



  14. nan goldin photo

    Snapshot Title: nan goldin photo
    Taken by: Nathan Hall

    Image: Greer Lankton, "It's all about ME, Not You" (1996)
    Image Owner: MattressFactory



    Description:

    Photograph of greer taken by the now-famous 'snapshot' photographer Nan Goldin.



  15. bust of Candy Darling

    Snapshot Title: bust of Candy Darling
    Taken by: Owen Smith

    Image: Greer Lankton, "It's all about ME, Not You" (1996)
    Image Owner: MattressFactory



    Description:

    see:
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candy_Darling Will open in a new tab or window



  16. Candy Darling deathbed

    Snapshot Title: Candy Darling deathbed
    Taken by: Owen Smith

    Image: Greer Lankton, "It's all about ME, Not You" (1996)
    Image Owner: MattressFactory



    Description:

    A famous photo of Candy Darling on her deathbed, by photographer Peter Hujar

    see:
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candy_Darling Will open in a new tab or window



  17. Candy Darling shrine

    Snapshot Title: Candy Darling shrine
    Taken by: Owen Smith

    Image: Greer Lankton, "It's all about ME, Not You" (1996)
    Image Owner: MattressFactory



    Description:

    Some of the walls in the exhibit include recreations of "shrines" Greer made in her Chicago apartment. This one is to Candy Darling, the transsexual actress known for her work in Andy Warhol films. Gr...



  18. Patti Smith shrine

    Snapshot Title: Patti Smith shrine
    Taken by: Owen Smith

    Image: Greer Lankton, "It's all about ME, Not You" (1996)
    Image Owner: MattressFactory



    Description:

    Some of the walls in the exhibit include recreations of "shrines" Greer made in her Chicago apartment. This one is to poet/musician Patti Smith.

    see:
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patti_Smith Will open in a new tab or window
    Will open in a new tab or window...



  19. candy darling

    Snapshot Title: candy darling
    Taken by: leah durand

    Image: Greer Lankton, "It's all about ME, Not You" (1996)
    Image Owner: MattressFactory



    Description:

    candy darling's heart



  20. i hated haircuts

    Snapshot Title: i hated haircuts
    Taken by: leah durand

    Image: Greer Lankton, "It's all about ME, Not You" (1996)
    Image Owner: MattressFactory



    Description:

    Drawing done by Greer explaining how she hated haircuts from a young age and what she did to get around them.



  21. bathroom scale

    Snapshot Title: bathroom scale
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Greer Lankton, "It's all about ME, Not You" (1996)
    Image Owner: MattressFactory



    Description:

    How fat are you?
    Danger: 3 numerals is a bit much!
    Safety zone 5'8" 90-95lbs
    No bulimia allowed
    Too wastefull



  22. Oops!! Nevermind

    Snapshot Title: Oops!! Nevermind
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Greer Lankton, "It's all about ME, Not You" (1996)
    Image Owner: MattressFactory



    Description:

    picture of Kurt Cobain

    see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Cobain Will open in a new tab or window



  23. Thank You For Smoking Crack

    Snapshot Title: Thank You For Smoking Crack
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Greer Lankton, "It's all about ME, Not You" (1996)
    Image Owner: MattressFactory



    Description:



  24. great corpse, good job

    Snapshot Title: great corpse, good job
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Greer Lankton, "It's all about ME, Not You" (1996)
    Image Owner: MattressFactory



    Description:

    your just too too pretty dead
    i could almost cry

    kill yourself
    slit your wrists deep your taking up my space
    a gun
    i hate you
    suicide saves overpopulation
    shoot a whole 8 ball but save me a s...



  25. pill bottles

    Snapshot Title: pill bottles
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Greer Lankton, "It's all about ME, Not You" (1996)
    Image Owner: MattressFactory



    Description:

    Greer died in 1996 of a drug overdose just a month after completing this installation. See www.artnet.com/magazineus/features/morton/morton1-26-07.asp Will open in a new tab or window for a photo of her next to the bed strewn...



  26. smurfs

    Snapshot Title: smurfs
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Greer Lankton, "It's all about ME, Not You" (1996)
    Image Owner: MattressFactory



    Description:

    it looks like she added genitals to some of her smurf dolls (see picture at zagria.blogspot.com/2008/09/greer-lankton-1958-1996-artist.html Will open in a new tab or window) brilliant appropriation!



  27. self-portrait doll?

    Snapshot Title: self-portrait doll?
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Greer Lankton, "It's all about ME, Not You" (1996)
    Image Owner: MattressFactory



    Description:

    I read that "she generally put each figure through several incarnations on its way to completion. Some dolls gained or lost weight, others had face-lifts or sex changes, and some were chopped into pie...



  28. "It's all about ME, Not You"

    Snapshot Title: "It's all about ME, Not You"
    Taken by: MattressFactory

    Image: Greer Lankton, "It's all about ME, Not You" (1996)
    Image Owner: MattressFactory



    Description:

    .