Swede’s Story from the CineManArt series by ArtGraeco
Art Graeco’s homoerotic take on The Killers, a 1946 film noir of robbery, unrequited love, brutal betrayal and double-cross.
A doomed man, the Swede/Pete Lunn (Burt Lancaster), meets and falls under the spell of a fickle femme fatale, Kitty Collins (Ava Gardner) who comes to his hideout late at night and persuades him to steal the payroll… She later double-crosses him by stealing the money, ditching him, and rejoining her gangster boyfriend. Swede has lost the will to live and waits, alone in one room as his fate unfolds.
CineManArt is a series of photomontages, collages and digital art by ArtGraeco that recast characters of mainstream movies, change scenarios and subvert plots. These up-stagings add new dimensions – some solemn, others playful – to the stereotypes, the intolerance and homophobia cinema portrayed for over 100 years of filmmaking.
The CineManArt series by Artgraeco depicts what cinema could be and could have been more of: open, daring, defiant, fair, inclusive.
ArtGraeco expresses mainly gay aesthetics and homoerotic themes -narratives, photography, collage and digital photo art on homosexuality | politics | history | nostalgia | longings | masculinity | femininity | homophobia | stereotypes | …
More information on art by Graeco at www.artgraeco.com.