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Mike Kuchar

Born in 1942, New York City, United States

Lives and works in San Francisco, United States


Mike Kuchar began his artistic career in the early 1960s by making playfully absurd 8mm films with his twin brother George Kuchar. While working with punks, drag queens and eccentric queer personalities from the underground scene of the Bronx, the brothers would use image manipulation, layering, and illustration to create surrealist shorts. Crossing over into a somewhat sinister realm, these kaleidoscopic films stretched the glamour and glitz of Hollywood cinema to its limits, where nonsensical ...Read more