DAVID WOJNAROWICZ (1954-1992)
DAVID WOJNAROWICZ (1954-1992)
DAVID WOJNAROWICZ (1954-1992)
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DAVID WOJNAROWICZ (1954-1992)

Sex Series (For Marion Scemama)

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DAVID WOJNAROWICZ (1954-1992)
Sex Series (For Marion Scemama)
signed, titled, numbered and dated 'SEX SERIES 7/12 David Wojnarowicz 1989' (on the reverse of each sheet)
eight vintage gelatin silver prints, in artist's frames
each sheet: 16 x 19 3/4 in. (40.6 x 50.2 cm.)
each frame: 27 x 31 in. (68.6 x 78.7 cm.)
Executed in 1988-1989. This set is number seven from an edition of twelve plus one artist's proof.
Provenance
BravinLee Programs, New York
Web Gallery NYC, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Literature
P. Phelan, J. Lane, A. O. Maples, eds., The Ends of Performance, New York, 1998, pp. 44-46 (illustrated).
J. Ault, Art Matters: How the Culture Wars Changed America, New York, 1999, p. 108 (illustrated).
P. Schwenger, Fantasm and Fiction: On Textual Envisioning, Redwood City, 1999, p. 124 (illustrated).
J. Ault, ed., Alternative Art, New York, 1965-1985: A Cultural Politics Book forthe Social Text Collective, Minneapolis, 2002, p. 177 (illustrated).
R. Meyer, Outlaw Representation: Censorship & Homosexuality in Twentieth-century American Art, Boston, 2002, pp. 247-257 (illustrated).
G. Ambrosino, David Wojnarowicz: A Definitive History of Five Or Six Years on the Lower East Side, New York, 2008, p. 218 (illustrated).
S. Dubin, Arresting Images: Impolitic Art and Uncivil Actions, Oxfordshire, 2013, pp. 217-218.
C. Lord and R. Meyer, Art and Queer Culture, New York, 2013, p. 164 (illustrated).
D. Wojnarowicz, David Wojnarowicz: Brush Fires in the Social Landscape, New York, 2015, pp. 163-171 (illustrated).
Exhibited
New York, P.P.O.W., David Wojnarowicz: In the Shadow of Forward Motion, February-March 1989 (another example exhibited and illustrated).
Normal, University Galleries of Illinois State University, David Wojnarowicz: Tongues of Flame, January-March 1990, pp. 66, 69, 71, 73-74 (another example exhibited and illustrated).
New York, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Fever: The Art of David Wojnarowicz, January-June 1999, pp. 101-102, 105-106, 109 (another example exhibited and illustrated).
Andover, Massachusetts, Addison Gallery of American Art, Loisaida: New York's Lower East Side in the '80s, April-July 2014.
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art; Madrid, Museo Reina Sofia and Luxembourg, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps Me Awake at Night, July 2018-February 2020, pp. 238-245 (another example exhibited and illustrated).
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