Comprehensively examines the life and art of David Wojnarowicz (1954-1992), who came to prominence in New York’s East Village art world of the 1980s, actively embracing all media and forging an expansive range of work both fiercely political and highly personal.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)
Interviewing DJs, party hosts, producers, musicians, artists, and dancers, Lawrence illustrates how the relatively discrete post-disco, post-punk, and hip hop scenes became marked by their level of plurality, interaction, and convergence. He also explains how the shifting urban landscape of New York supported the cultural renaissance before gentrification.
Published in conjunction with a major retrospective of the artist’s work at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, January – April 1999. Includes excerpts from Wojnarowicz’s writings and essays by Dan Cameron, Mysoon Rizk, C. Carr and John Carlin.