Johnny Eck was born with sacral agenesis and had no legs. He had a twin brother Robert, seen here. He walked on his hands and had such a strong upper body he could do a one-armed handstand. The brothers joined the sideshow at age 12. They started in a magician’s act where Robert was ‘sawed in half’ and Johnny jumped up and ran about, which was a great hit even though it left some running for the exit. The brothers never married and retired together in a home in Baltimore.
Teresa Margolles, Carousel Lavatio Corporis, 1994.
Iggy Pop, 1979. Photo by Michael Zagaris
"I went to see Nirvana at a small club called the Pyramid on Avenue A in New York City. It was hard to hear the guitar, but the guy playing and singing had a vibe; he hopped around like a muppet or an elf or something, hunched over his guitar, hop hop hop, hippety hippety hop, I loved that. When he sang, he put his voice in this really grating place, and it was kind of devilish sounding. At the end of the set he attacked the drum kit and threw cymbals, other bits, and finally himself into the audience. Later I saw the same guy passing the bar. He was little, with stringy blond hair and a Stooges T-shirt. I felt proud." -Iggy Pop
A 1581 almanac accompanied by ten leaves of paper which have been made erasable by coating with a thick layer of gesso and shellac. An owner would write on the treated paper with a stylus and then wipe the surface clean with a little moisture.
Writing tables with a kalender for xxiiii yeres with other necessary rules, the contents therof you shall find in the other side of this leafe,1581.
Houghton Library, Harvard University