Curt McDowell worked in San Francisco from the late 1960s until his death in 1987 – a period that witnessed the Summer of Love, gay liberation, and the onset of HIV/AIDS, to which he succumbed at the age of forty-two. The author of numerous films that recast the American dream of plenty in pansexual terms, McDowell, like so many artists of his generation, indulged in the era’s carnal abundance, and his appetites and experiences are reflected in his work, which alternates between the revealing and the puerile. His short films, such as Weiners and Buns Musical (1972) and Loads (
BOMBlog, September 12, 2011
5 ENCOUNTERS WITH CURT MCDOWELL
BY WILLIAM E. JONES, CURT MCDOWELL & GEORGE KUCHAR
n the seventh installment of BOMBlog’s reprints of [ 2nd floor projects ] editions, William E. Jones, George Kuchar, and Curt McDowell reflect on An Uneven Dozen Broken Hearts.
See images "biographical sketch 1 & 2"