Mark Morrisroe at Fotomuseum Winterthur (Swiss)

Mark Morrisroe
Fotomuseum Winterthur

Mark Mark Morrisroe, a great well-known/unknown figure from the Boston art world of the early eighties, surrounded himself with a lively, eccentric bohemian art scene that had originated in the punk movement. Already during his school years, Mark Morrisroe published the legendary Dirt magazine together with Lynelle White. In Summer 1981 he performed in the clubs of Provincetown as the “Clam Twins”, with Steven Tashian, alias Tabboo!, and made the Super-8 film The Laziest Girl in Town that same year. Early on he met Jonathan (Jack) Pierson, whom he photographed again and again. In Pat Hearn, he found an artist friend and close confidante, who stood by his side until his early death from AIDS.