David Wojnarowicz

1954–1992

David Wojnarowicz, ‘Untitled’ 1988
Untitled 1988
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David Michael Wojnarowicz ( VOY-nə-ROH-vitch; (September 14, 1954 – July 22, 1992) was a Polish-American painter, photographer, writer, filmmaker, performance artist, songwriter/recording artist and AIDS activist prominent in the East Village art scene. He incorporated personal narratives influenced by both his struggle with AIDS as well as his political activism in his art until his death from the disease in 1992.

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