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David Wojnarowicz (1954-1992)
David Wojnarowicz (1954-1992)

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David Wojnarowicz (1954-1992)
Untitled
found clock, battery, barbed wire, globe, printed paper collage and acrylic on horse skull
13 x 24 x 10 ¼in. (33 x 61 x 27cm.)
Executed circa 1984
Provenance
Galerie Anna Friebe, Cologne.
Acquired from the above by the present owner circa 1984.

Lot Essay

‘[David] Wojnarowicz was fearless when it came to self-expression—fearless about his work and fearless about showing it…There couldn’t have been a better artist to represent that short-lived movement, where neo-expressionism met inner-city dystopia. For Wojnarowicz was not only an outsider by nature, he revelled in that status and celebrated his own fringe view almost shamanisticly. His works address annihilation, disenfranchisement, depersonalization, and dread, but as much as they invoke the big ideas of a world gone wrong, they also record the artist’s own fears, memories, and demons. In a way, all of his works could be read as self-portraits’ (C. Bollen, quoted in, C. Carr, ‘David Wojnarowicz’, in Interview Magazine, reproduced at http:/ www.interviewmagazine.com/art/david-wojnarowicz/).

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