Edgewise: A Picture of Cookie Mueller - Launch and reading with Chloé Griffin & Amos Poe
October 17, 2014
We’re pleased to host a signing and reading for Edgewise: A Picture of Cookie Mueller, published by Bbooks Verlag. Starting at 7 PM, author Chloé Griffin will be joined by independent director and screenwriter Amos Poe in an informal conversation about the life and work of Cookie Mueller.
Cookie Mueller (1949-1989) was a firecracker, a cult figure, a wild child, a writer, a go-go dancer, a mother and a queer icon. A child of suburban 1950s Maryland, she made her name first as an actress in the films of John Waters, and then as an art critic and columnist, a writer of hilarious stories and a maven of New York’s downtown art world.
Edgewise, by Berlin-based actress and writer Chloé Griffin, tells the story of Cookie’s life through an oral history composed of more than 80 interviews with the people who knew her, including John Waters, Mink Stole, Gary Indiana, Sharon Niesp, Max Mueller, Linda Yablonsky, Richard Hell, Amos Poe and Raymond Foye. The contributors take us from the late-1960s artist communes of Baltimore to 1970s Provincetown and New York, through 1980s Berlin and Positano. Along with the text, Edgewise includes artwork, unpublished photographs and archival material and photography by Philip-Lorca diCorcia, David Armstrong, Robert Mapplethorpe, Peter Hujar and others.
Edgewise retails for $24.95 and is available here.