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Introduction
Urs Lüthi (born 10 September 1947 in Kriens) is a Swiss conceptual artist who attended the School of Applied Arts in Zurich. Noted for using his body and alter ego as the subject of his artworks, he has worked in photography, sculpture, performance, silk-screen, video and painting. Since 1994, Lüthi has worked as university professor in Kassel, Germany and in 2009 Kassel gave Lüthi the Arnold Bode award. Luthi and other artists of this period influenced Lou Reed. He is mentioned as an influence in Reed’s Transformer album, which contains the hit drag anthem “Walk on the Wild Side”. Luthi was part of a group of Continental European artists who were interested in, and “voiced, in their work, a desire for a utopian conception of androgyny, in which they would embody a unified ambisexuality or realize a perfect union with their lover.”
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Nationality
Swiss
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Painter, Sculptor, Video Artist
Names
Urs Lüthi, Urs Luthi
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