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The Brief, Wondrous, Dangerous Life Of David Wojnarowicz

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The artist, writer, and AIDS activist “was only 37 when he died, but he left behind an extraordinary body of work, particularly considering the uncongenial circumstances of much of his short life. A refugee from a violent family, a former street kid and teen hustler, he grew up to become one of the stars of […]

The Punk Rock Life of a Rare Book Librarian

David Wojnarowicz's "Magic Box," all photos by the author, courtesy of Fales Library and Marvin J Taylor. In the director’s office at NYU Fales Library, I look from the splayed contents of David Wojnarowicz’s fabled Magic Box—beads,Show More Summary

BOOKS: David Wojnarowicz Is Still Burning

On the 20th anniversary of Brush Fires in the Social Landscape, a new, expanded edition is released. read more

Lower Dens takeover: David Wojnarowicz

Along with people like Kathy Acker and Robert Mapplethorpe, David Wojnarowicz worked to bring gay... Read more »

The Final Secret of David Wojnarowicz

Photos by Matthew Leifheit NYU's Bobst Library is an empty cavern where fluorescent lights hang down like stalactites and lone students wing through the stacks like bats. My ears are straining to catch some sign of life when I hear the squawk of a recalcitrant brake as the librarian wheels a metal book cart my way. Show More Summary

Most expensive photograph by David Wojnarowicz sold at Bonhams New York

2 years agoArts : Artdaily

On October 28, Bonhams New York set a new world record for works by David Wojnarowicz at the Fine Photographs auction held in the Madison Avenue galleries. The photographer?s oversized gelatin print, Untitled (Buffaloes), 1988-89, sold for $125,000, more than 4 times the pre-sale high estimate. Show More Summary

The Silent-Reading Party Is Tomorrow Night!

2 years agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I'll be bringing Fire in the Belly: The Life and Times of David Wojnarowicz to read. And you? What will you be reading? Two announcements! (1) This month's party is tomorrow night. Starts at 6 pm at the Fireside Room at the Sorrento....Show More Summary

Questioning Alex Dimitrov’s Use of David Wojnarowicz Work on Cover of Begging for It

Alex Dimitrov’s new book, Begging for It, came out earlier this year: Just discovered is an open letter from Ted Rees that takes issue with Dimitrov’s cover image, a piece from David Wojnarowicz’s Rimbaud in New York, a series of black-and-white photographs taken from 1978 to 1979. At Harm Massage, Rees’s Tumblr, he writes: “Ignoring [...]

Inside David Wojnarowicz’s Comic Book

3 years agoArts : Hyperallergic

Many people know that David Wojnarowicz was an excellent artist, but fewer probably know that he was also an excellent writer. 7 Miles a Second, originally put out by DC Comics in 1996 and recently republished by Fantagraphics Books, is a memoir comprised of personal stories mixed with dreams, hallucinatory images, and social commentary.

Why You Should Read the AIDS-Inspired Graphic Memoir from Artist David Wojnarowicz

Because reading 7 Miles a Second is a little like opening a time capsule or being transported back to the 1980s and catching glimpses of a gay kid's life on the streets of New York City, hustling to survive. read more

David Wojnarowicz Journals Are Up Online, Thanks to Fales Special Collections

David Wojnarowicz scholars and fans rejoice: The artist’s journals–archived at NYU’s Fales Library & Special Collections–have just been digitized! Check out one of the tweeted photos of the many; and the full list of materials is here available to VIEW. We spied this poem, “Poem to Brian Sleeping”: GalleristNY writes that “[The journals] follow Wojnarowicz [...]

Revisiting David Wojnarowicz's '7 Miles a Second'

The David Wojnarowicz story was always about perseverance. Or no, not perseverance but courage, the courage to stare into the face of the abyss and report back on what he found. In the decade and a half before his death in 1992 at age...Show More Summary

Welcome back, David Wojnarowicz

Nice to see David Wojnarowicz (wana-row-vitch) back in the news, making the monkeys dance. It’s no surprise that the usual people want to use their deliberate misunderstanding of his work to rally their frightened base. It’s also no surprise that the Smithsonian once again proves to be cowardly. # Remember its Enola Gay exhibit from [...]

The Dirty Scene of Downtown New York

4 years agoArts : Hyperallergic

From artist David Wojnarowicz's glasses to advertisements for the Pyramid Club in the zine the East Village Eye, signs from Bronx nonprofit Fashion Moda to flyers advertising performances by punk and No Wave legends Richard Hell, Lydia Lunch and Patti Smith, the Fales Library and Special Collections at New York University is no ordinary library. Show More Summary

Pussy Riot Still In Jail...

... and a man, an artist, doth protest—by sewing his mouth shut. This was probably inspired by David Wojnarowicz, but it's perfectly radical all the same. I wish I knew what I could do, personally, to support Pussy Riot, aside from donating money. Show More Summary

Where Are All the Angry Young Men?

4 years agoLGBT / Gay :

Cynthia Carr's book, 'Fire in the Belly: The Life and Times of David Wojnarowicz' looks at one young artist's constructive rage. It should be the cultural biography of the year. read more

Firing Desire: Communal Possibilities in the Life and Work of David Wojnarowicz

When I first read David Wojnarowicz?s Close to the Knives in 1992 (or maybe 1993), it was like I had found my rage in print, a sense of maybe a little bit of hope in a world of loss....

All I Can Feel Is the Pressure and the Need For Release

5 years agoArts : Art21 Blog

  Perhaps ignorantly thinking that the culture wars related to David Wojnarowicz were over, I originally intended to reflect on the long-term effects of A Fire In My Belly (1986-7) in HIDE/SEEK: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery from the perspective of one year after the controversy.  However a week before the HIDE/SEEK [...]

PhoboQuotable - Bill Donohue

5 years agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"The fact is that the artist who made the vile video died of self-inflicted wounds: he died of AIDS. The homosexual, David Wojnarowicz, hated the Catholic Church (had he lived by its teachings, he would not have self-destructed). HeShow More Summary

Andrea Peyser: The Brooklyn Museum Will Rot In Hell

Last week, the Daily News was all up in arms over the Brooklyn Museum's decision to screen a clip from David Wojnarowicz's avant-garde film "A Fire In My Belly," which includes a 10-second shot of ants crawling over a crucifix. FourShow More Summary

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