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    NSFW? You betcha! Not for the weak of heart.

    This is Leigh Bowery:

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    He was an Australian performance artist, fashion designer, singer, and a charismatic powerhouse. Bowery dominated the art and fashion scene in New York and London throughout the '80s and '90s before he died in 1996. He was, without a doubt, one of the most interesting people of all time... and you're about to see why:

    In 1994, Bowery performed at Wigstock, the annual drag music festival held in New York's East Village.

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    Other performers at Wigstock that year included RuPaul, Joey Arias, and Chic.

    During Bowery's set, he sang "Love Stands Tall and Free."

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    At first, there was nothing too outlandish about his set. He walked around with a microphone and filled the stage with his very glamorous presence.

    That is until he laid down on a table...

    And lo and behold, Leigh Bowery did what Leigh Bowery knew how to do best...

    PERFORMANCE ART.

    GENIUS.

    PURE GENIUS.

    Watch the whole thing here:

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