(b. 1954)

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(1954– )

German painter and Performance artist, born in Karlsruhe as Wolfgang Cilarz. He moved to Berlin in 1973 and studied painting at the Hochschule für Bildende Künst. With his partner Rainer Fetting, with whom he shared a studio, he co-founded the Galerie am Moritzplatz. He was one of the ‘Neue Wilden’ group of Neo-Expressionists, and his work as both painter and performer played on themes of gay sexual identity. He performed heavily made up, with rouged cheeks and dark glasses. On one occasion he appeared for twelve hours in a Berlin gallery window wrapped in barbed wire. This represented Salomé's view of the lot of the homosexual in modern society who must ‘live in a concentration camp’.

Subjects: Art.

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