New York

Jayne County, Silver Bastet 46 1/8, 2019, acrylic and ink on canvas, 16 × 20".

Jayne County, Silver Bastet 46 1/8, 2019, acrylic and ink on canvas, 16 × 20".

Jayne County

Marlborough | Chelsea

A pioneering transgender entertainer and one of the high priestesses of punk, Jayne County first made a name for herself in downtown 1970s New York, rocking and rolling onstage at the legendary clubs Max’s Kansas City and CBGB with her signature song “Fuck Off,” and hanging out with the Warhol crowd. She costarred in the Pop artist’s 1971 play Pork, a parody of Factory habitués, and her hell-raising antics and transition from Wayne to Jayne are illuminated in her fascinating 1995 memoir, Man Enough to Be a Woman: The Autobiography of Jayne County.

While the artist has continued to perform ever since, about fifteen years ago she decided to return to her roots in rural Georgia to take care of her parents in their declining years. Although they have since died, County continues to live just down the street from her family home. During this period of her life (she turns seventy-four this year),

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