14th February 2018, 19:00
Live Art Development Agency, The Garrett Centre, 117A Mansford Street, London E2 6LX
Tickets: Free (RSVP)

‘I wanted to tell my story, or more like try to make sense of what my story was, or what I thought it was.’ Franko B

Franko B is an extraordinary, internationally acclaimed artist who has been making drawings, installations, sculptures, and performances for over 30 years. Because of Love tells the story of his childhood in Italy in an orphanage and at the hands of his abusive family, his journey to London as a young man, his return to Italy many years later as an accomplished artist, and, in between, the story of his life and loves and his becoming an artist.

Please join us for a special Valentine’s Day event to mark the launch of the publication and to celebrate Franko’s birthday. The evening will feature contributions from Franko B, Marcia Farquhar and Dominic Johnson. Drinks and cake will be served.

BECAUSE OF LOVE: Franko B's Story

BECAUSE OF LOVE: Franko B's Story will be released on 14th February 2018.

Available to pre-order from Unbound >

Written by Franko B, edited by Lois Keidan and Megan Vaughan, with a preface by Tim Etchells, designed by David Caines, illustrated by Giuditta Fullone.

ISBN: 978-0-9935611-5-3 Published by Live Art Development Agency, 2018 164 pages, paperback with colour illustrations throughout
“Franko B’s was a painful, unavoidably compromised childhood - a tale in which the calm and quiet features of a family have fled, and he is dropped into a future that he had to forge for himself. Stolen from a conventional destiny, his body rises to become a glorious body - a body of art. It is also an eternal body, since there is a bond between the physical body and the art body. This is the condition of his freedom”.
 - Francesca Alfano Miglietti (FAM), curator, writer, art historian