Untitled (One Day This Kid [German])
23 1/2 x 33 inches
Courtesy: The Estate of David Wojnarowicz, P.P.O.W. Gallery, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art
This exhibition will be the first major, monographic presentation of the work of David Wojnarowicz (1954–1992) in over a decade. Wojnarowicz came to prominence in the East Village art world of the 1980s, actively embracing all media and forging an expansive range of work both fiercely political and highly personal. Although largely self-taught, he worked as an artist and writer to meld a sophisticated combination of found and discarded materials with an uncanny understanding of literary influences. First displayed in raw storefront galleries, his work achieved national prominence at the same moment that the AIDS epidemic was cutting down a generation of artists, himself included. This presentation will draw upon recently-available scholarly resources and the Whitney’s extensive holdings of Wojnarowicz’s work.
This exhibition is co-curated by David Kiehl, Nancy and Fred Poses Curator, and art historian David Breslin.
Contact The Estate of David Wojnarowicz, P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York
for information about this and other works by David Wojnarowicz at:
The Estate of David Wojnarowicz, P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York
David Wojnarowicz: Selected Biographies on Art in Context
David Wojnarowicz: Related Links on Art in Context
David Wojnarowicz, American, (1954-1992)
b. September 14, 1954, Red Bank, NJ
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Art in Context - Art for the Day: September 14