Vincent Gallo. American born, Buffalo, New York, 1961. Left home, moved to New York City in 1978, and began playing in the experimental musical group Gray with artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. After leaving Gray he formed the band Bohack and recorded the highly regarded avant-garde industrial noise album It Took Several Wives.
During the same period Gallo also became known in New York City for his very unusual street performances, which were spontaneously executed in public and also witnessed by invited guests in the know. The One Armed Man, The Man with No Face, Sandman, Boy Hit by a Car, and Boy Cries in Restaurant Window to name a few. These radical public performances were upsetting and disturbing and were meant to provoke thought, self-reflection and consciousness. Gallo’s invited guests could witness his performance’s impact in this larger public context.
One invited guest, New York Underground filmmaker Eric Mitchell, cast Gallo as the lead in his film The Way It… read more
Does anyone have any info on his short films? Any of the following (which are listed on his site): The Agent - (2010) 12 minutes, B+W Anea 17 - (2010) 3 minutes, B+W Akiko - (2004) 4 minutes, color The Curse of Manuel Chiche - (2003) 4 minutes, color John Frusciante Plays and Sings - (2001) 42 minutes, color and B+W Anemone - (2000) 6 minutes, color Live Love Drive - (1999) 5 minutes (silent), color Vincent Gallo Has A Thing Or Two To Say About The British - (1997) 4 minutes, color Vincent Gallo Directs - (1997) 30 minutes, color Looking For Enemies Finding Friends - (1997) 20 minutes, color Casting Director Billy Hopkins Leaves a Message for Vincent Gallo - (1994) 5 minutes, B+W Gallo 2000 - (1989) 40 minutes, color That Smell - (1988) 9 minutes, color Wedding - (1986) 20 minutes, color The Gun Lover - (1986) 10 minutes, B+W If You Feel Froggy, Jump - (1980) 6 minutes, B+W
Vincent Gallo versus the critics: http://multiglom.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/in-1998-sky-television-began-to.html