RICK CASTRO FOREVER: Photographic Retrospective of Life & Death
The Columbarium at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
October 5 - November 30, 2023
Recorded during the Oscar Wilde Forever Closing Party on November 30, 2023
produced in conjunction with Bill Kaiser and The Purple Circuit.
The event celebrated the 100th anniversary of Alla Nazimova's silent film Salome, based on Oscar Wilde's 1891 play of the same name.
87 of Rick Castro’s most captivating photographs from 1986 through 2022 installed in the Columbarium, curated by Hollywood Forever’s President Tyler Cassity.
The 87 works feature mask-wearing as well as portraits of different figures related to Hollywood Forever (including trans residents – The Goddess Bunny AKA Sandi Crisp and Holly Woodlawn, images from Hollywood Cemetery circa 1990, Gore Vidal, (is not a resident) as well as intimate photographic portraits of Rick’s family members over time. The free and open-to-the-public exhibition reflected themes of love, melancholy, meditation and remembrance with inclusions of masks images as an offering for Día de Los Muertos.