|Gerard Malanga, poet, photographer and filmmaker, worked closely with Andy Warhol during the artist's most creative period in the mid-Sixties. His several books of poetry, ranging from chic death (1971) to Mythologies of the Heart (1996), have earned him worldwide recognition.
Gerard Malanga's photography has been sought after by publishers worldwide and by collectors of discriminating taste for over twenty-five years. The strength of his archive is primarily in the uniqueness of the image as well as the ephemeral shot.
A large number of the candid and formal portraits are internationally known images, such as Mick Jagger, William Burroughs and Iggy Pop.
Specialties range from Andy Warhol, the Velvet Underground, Edie Sedgwick, and Robert Mapplethorpe to the 1939 New York World's Fair and a wide assortment of nudes and erotica.
Extensive collections exist of Keith Richards, Patti Smith, John Ashbery, Nico, Rene Ricard, and Allen Ginsberg and the Beats. New additions include Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Richard Wright, and Robert Moses. Historical imagery consists of New York cityscapes.
Gerard Malanga is also available for key bookings in the U.S. and worldwide. He is making available a poetry & film programme designed for museums, art centers, and for university undergraduate and graduate students.
|Gerard Malanga forthcoming books: Tomboy & Other Tales (Bottle of Smoke Press) and Malanga Chasing Vallejo, selected translations (Three Rooms Press). His poem, "Journey aka OR7" was chosen for Poem-A-Day from the Academy of American Poets> www.poets.org