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The Resource Blood mystic, George Gittoes

Blood mystic, George Gittoes

Label
Blood mystic
Title
Blood mystic
Statement of responsibility
George Gittoes
Creator
Contributor
Author
Author of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
George Gittoes defies categorisation as his life defies belief. One thing is certain: Gittoes is the greatest Australian hero working today and his epic story must be told. Equal parts artist and warrior, George is world-famous for waging war on war with art, circus, photography and film. Soldiers die for flags. For me it is art, he says. George has been shot, stabbed, bombed, beaten, tortured, drowned and jailed. He has worked with Andy Warhol, dined with Fidel Castro, plotted with Julian Assange, been feted by Mandela, blessed by Mother Theresa, sneezed on by the Dalai Lama. Blood Mystic begins with George flying back to Jalalabad carrying a letter from the Taliban threatening to chop off his head and show the decapitation on live TV. George's mission is to film with street kids in the most dangerous city on earth - the Ghostbuster street exorcists, the Snow Monkey ice cream boys, the urchin girls and kuchi kids, the child gangsters with razor blades under their lips. As the danger grows, George reflects deeply on a life less ordinary - his boyhood being groomed as a gangster, his escape to New York, the Yellow House art revolutions, crazy brave adventures in outback Australia, ghetto America, jungle Nicaragua, war-torn Cambodia, badlands Baghdad, hollow Bosnia...and beyond
Summary
George Gittoes defies categorisation as his life defies belief. One thing is certain: Gittoes is the greatest Australian hero working today and his epic story must be told. Equal parts artist and warrior, George is world-famous for waging war on war with art, circus, photography and film. Soldiers die for flags. For me it is art, he says. George has been shot, stabbed, bombed, beaten, tortured, drowned and jailed. He has worked with Andy Warhol, dined with Fidel Castro, plotted with Julian Assange, been feted by Mandela, blessed by Mother Theresa, sneezed on by the Dalai Lama. Blood Mystic begins with George flying back to Jalalabad carrying a letter from the Taliban threatening to chop off his head and show the decapitation on live TV. George's mission is to film with street kids in the most dangerous city on earth - the Ghostbuster street exorcists, the Snow Monkey ice cream boys, the urchin girls and kuchi kids, the child gangsters with razor blades under their lips. As the danger grows, George reflects deeply on a life less ordinary his boyhood being groomed as a gangster, his escape to New York, the Yellow House art revolutions, crazy brave adventures in outback Australia, ghetto America, jungle Nicaragua, war-torn Cambodia, badlands Baghdad, hollow Bosnia and beyond.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10640134
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gittoes, George
Dewey number
759.994
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Adams, Phillip
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gittoes, George
  • Artists
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • War in art
Target audience
adult
Label
Blood mystic, George Gittoes
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058821069
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
399 pages
Isbn
9781743534809
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781743534809
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits (chiefly colour)
Stock number
26790
System control number
(OCoLC)959961928
Label
Blood mystic, George Gittoes
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058821069
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
399 pages
Isbn
9781743534809
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781743534809
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits (chiefly colour)
Stock number
26790
System control number
(OCoLC)959961928

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