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

Untitled (Pampers)

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DAVID WOJNAROWICZ (1954-1992)
Untitled (Pampers)
signed and dated 'WOJNAROWICZ '84 NYC' (lower right)
acrylic on found supermarket poster
44 x 32 in. (111.8 x 81.3 cm.)
Executed in 1984.
Provenance
Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1985
Exhibited
Philadelphia, Institute of Contemporary Art, Investigations 15: David Wojnarowicz: Paintings and Sculpture, June-July 1985.
New York, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Fever: The Art of David Wojnarowicz, January-June 1990, pp. 8-11 (illustrated).
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Lot Essay

"Printed supermarket ads provide the mundane background for a number of small paintings and prints of 1983 and 1984 that explode with violence and sexuality. Untitled [Pampers] (1984; no. 10) substitutes the comforting image of a baby with a murderous flurry of gore emanating from a bull's-eye centered on a detail of a dollar bill." (D. Cameron, "Passion in the Wilderness," Fever: The Art of David Wojnarowiz, New York, 1999, p. 8).

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