MARIO MONTEZ 1935 – 2013

Mario Montez, Warhol Superstar dies at 78
Asked to name his favorite superstar, Jack Smith singled out the appealing madcap known as Mario Montez, explaining that “he [sic] immediately enlists the sympathy of the audience.”

Mario — who was born Rene Rivera in Puerto Rico in 1935 and died of a stroke last week at his Florida home — was an unclassifiable gender blur and underground luminary of the first order.

MARIO MONTEZ 1935 - 2013
MARIO MONTEZ 1935 – 2013


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