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John Giorno

Born in 1936, New York City, United States

Overview

John Giorno was born in New York City in 1936 and died there on October 11th, 2019. After studying at Columbia University, he moved to the Bowery, joining that neighborhoods’ vibrant artistic community. It was there that he met Andy Warhol, who shot footage of him sleeping for his first film, Sleep. John Giorno’s collaborators have included William S. Burroughs, Robert Rauschenberg, Patti Smith, Philip Glass, Robert Mapplethorpe and, more recently, Elizabeth Peyton, Pierre Huyghe and Ugo Rondino...Read more