John Giorno

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John Giorno
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John Giorno at Annikki Poetry Festival press conference in Tampere, Finland on June 11, 2010
Born(1936-12-04)December 4, 1936
DiedOctober 11, 2019(2019-10-11) (aged 82)
New York City, U.S.
EducationColumbia University
OccupationPoet, performance artist
Spouse(s)Ugo Rondinone

John Giorno (December 4, 1936 – October 11, 2019) was an American poet and performance artist. He founded the not-for-profit production company Giorno Poetry Systems. He was known for his works with Andy Warhol's and appeared in Warhol's movie Sleep (1963).

Giorno died of a heart attack at age 82 on October 11, 2019, at his home in Manhattan.[1][2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Kennedy, Randy (October 13, 2019). "John Giorno, Who Moved Poetry Beyond the Printed Page, Dies at 82". The New York Times. Retrieved October 13, 2019.
  2. Farrell, Paul (October 12, 2019). "John Giorno Dead: Legendary Poet Dies at 82". Heavy. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  3. Russeth, Andrew (October 12, 2019). "John Giorno, Storied Artist Who Expanded Poetry's Possibilities, Is Dead at 82". ARTnews. Retrieved October 12, 2019.