Jim Whiting was born in Paris in 1951. As a small boy, he suffered from rickets and had to wear a corset made of steel and leather at night. The initial nightmares were soon transformed into enthusiasm and a fascination with mechanics. This led him to study electronic engineering & systems control at Queen Mary College in London and at High Wycombe College of Art & Technology. He then attended the sculpture class at St. Martin’s School of Art.
Whiting has lived in London since 1979 as a freelance artist. In 1984, Whiting achieved an international breakthrough with his work for Herbie Hancock's video “Rockit”. The film earned a Grammy and ten MTV Awards. Since 1995, the artist has had his own installation in Lepizig – “Bimbo Town”.
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