Joe Coleman News

RIP Greg Escalante

The Coleman Family mourns the loss of our dear friend Greg Escalante.

Asia Argento & Friends at Salo/Paris

Asia Argento curates this two-evening series of performances, food, film and more featuring Joe Coleman, Lydia Lunch, Anthony Bourdain and more.

It takes place July 6, 7 and 8, 2017 in Paris.


Joe marries his friends Chuck and Bambi at the Mermaid Parade

View an article in the Brooklyn Paper HERE

Collaboration with Tom Waits

Stories for Ways and Means is a new book that features original “grown up” children’s story collaborations by some of this era’s most compelling storytellers from the worlds of music and contemporary art. It’s being published by the long-running indie record label Waxploitation run by entrepreneur and photojournalist Jeff Antebi.

Into the Night with Jim Rose and Joe Coleman

TV Broadcast (France & Germany):
Wednesday, 28 December at 0.45 am
Online from 26 December to 27 March 2017

Jim Rose (of Jim Rose Circus Sideshow) meets his favorite artist, Joe Coleman, in his hometown of Nantes.

Both are circus enthusiasts. Rose is renowned for reviving the freak show in the '90s. Since childhood, Coleman has been fascinated by the dark side of the circus world and the midway.

"Desire" Gagosian and Deitch show in Miami

Joe Coleman's most recent painting, "The Three Graces" will be unveiled at this exhibition

Larry Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch present "Desire," curated by Diana Widmaier-Picasso, at the Moore Building, Miami Design District, Miami, Florida.

On view November 30 through December 4, 2016.

On the occasion of Art Basel Miami Beach, Jeffrey Deitch and Larry Gagosian are pleased to present “Desire,” an exhibition curated by Diana Widmaier-Picasso, at the Moore Building in the Miami Design District.

R.I.P. John Zacherle

The Coleman family mourns the death of our dear friend John Zacherle

R.I.P. Herschel Gordon Lewis

The Coleman family mourns the death of our dear friend Herschel Gordon Lewis

Cruel Tale of the Medicine Man now available on demand

Joe Coleman plays the title character in this burlesque horror thriller.

You can rent the film here:

Outlaw Bible of American Art

Joe and his work are included in this examination of outlaw art. Alan Kaufman is a critically acclaimed novelist, memoirist, poet and author of the groundbreaking "Outlaw" anthologies. The fourth and latest in the series is The Outlaw Bible of American Art. Documenting movements from the Post-war to the present, it is a revolutionary art world alternative canon of marginalized or famed autodidactic paint-slinging loners who followed their own outrageous, sometimes catastrophic, visions to the heights of fame or the depths of neglect.