Retinal Byrne

Although he led Talking Heads for 15 years, vocalist David Byrne never confined his artistic interests to the band's postpunk milieu. Well before the official breakup of the highly influential group in 1991, Byrne dabbled in writing scores for theater, film and ballet, and directed a documentary about Brazil's candomblé religion. Since then, his work has embraced public art, sound installations, sculpture, drawing and — somewhat implausibly for the man who co-wrote the underground anthem Psycho Killer — embroidery. It therefore comes as no surprise to learn that Byrne is also an accomplished photographer.

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