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Billy Childish

Data di nascita: 1. Dicembre 1959

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Steven John Hamper, conosciuto come Billy Childish , è un musicista, pittore, poeta, scrittore e fotografo inglese noto per i suoi prolifici ed espliciti lavori.

Nelle sue opere fortemente autobiografiche ha raccontato in dettaglio la propria vita amorosa e gli abusi sessuali subiti durante l'infanzia.

Ha pubblicato oltre cento album sia da solista sotto altri pseudonimi quali William Charlie Hamper, Bill Hamper, Bill Hamper-Childish, Guy Hamper, Jack Ketch, Gus Claudius e Danger Bill Henderson che come componente di vari gruppi tra cui Milkshakes, The Mighty Caesars e Blackhands

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Frasi Billy Childish

„When I was better known than her, she put my name in that tent. I was asked to do Celebrity Big Brother, but why should I? We live in an age where fame is not related to what you do.“

—  Billy Childish
Tim Teeman, "The importance of being Childish", http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,22876-2475809.html The Times, 2006-12-02 Childish's name is the most prominent in Tracey Emin's Everyone I have Ever Slept With 1963–1995, appliquéd names in a tent (destroyed in the Momart warehouse fire).

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„I am angry with him but I have compassion for him. The reason I can have a relationship with him is that I don’t see him as my father but as an individual. I’m glad I didn’t murder him that day. I couldn’t have lived with myself if I had.“

—  Billy Childish
Tim Teeman, "The importance of being Childish", http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,22876-2475809.html The Times, 2006-12-02 On his father and a fight they had when Childish was 20 years old.

„Bowie and McCartney arrived, and the biscuits and caviare started and I left immediately. I don’t like shouting across rooms, with people in shiny suits who look like used-car salesmen.“

—  Billy Childish
Tim Teeman, "The importance of being Childish", http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,22876-2475809.html The Times, 2006-12-02 On a party in the mid-1990s.

„I like being on the margins. You work better there.“

—  Billy Childish
Tim Teeman, "The importance of being Childish", http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,22876-2475809.html The Times, 2006-12-02

„Artists who don't paint aren't artists.“

—  Billy Childish
Milner, Frank (ed): The Stuckists Punk Victorian [National Museums Liverpool, 2005], p. 134 From The Stuckist Manifesto, (1999) co-written with Charles Thomson

„I loved moustaches. I used to draw myself with one. When I was 14, I was really into war and Van Gogh.“

—  Billy Childish
Tim Teeman, "The importance of being Childish", http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,22876-2475809.html The Times, 2006-12-02

„It has become an ongoing national joke.“

—  Billy Childish
From The Turner Prize manifesto (2000) http://www.stuckism.com/realturner.html, co-written with Charles Thomson On the Turner Prize. Mostly quoted as "an ongoing national joke" or just a "national joke."

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