David Wojnarowicz (1954-1992) shares a particular history. An artist born into a dysfunctional household, he ran away from a small town only to find himself living on the streets in New York. In an experience not unlike that of the great poet Arthur Rimbaud—the subject of his first serious series of work—Wojnarowicz fell in love with an older artist figure in Peter Hujar, and went on to create art via collage, paint, photography, film, installation, and performance that was persistent in its exploration of the gay male subject and his relationship to society.
Reproduction print. Detail: A Formal Portrait of Culture taken from Why Can’t the Church be Separated from the State? By David Wojnarowicz. Mounted and matted. Image: W 9” H 12”. Image with matte: W 12” H 16”. Unframed.