"My doctrine is this: that if we see cruelty or wrong that we have the
power to stop, and we do nothing, we make ourselves sharers in the
68. David Wojnarowicz (1954-1992)
"All my life I’ve made things that are like fragmented mirrors of what I perceive to be the world. As far as I’m concerned the fact that in 1990 the human body is still a taboo subject is unbelievably ridiculous. What exactly is so frightening about the human body?"
David Wojnarowicz—high school dropout, one-time hustler, and celebrated artist of the 1980’s—was one of the first artists to emerge from the East Village in the early part of the Reagan era. Over the course of his career, the artist grew increasingly political, suing (and beat) the anti-pornography American Family Association for misappropriating his images. Even eighteen years after his death he managed to cause a furor, when someone from the Smithsonian decided to pull his A Fire In My Belly video from the Hide/Seek show in late 2010.
acrylic and photographs on panel
i would be the absolute worst dog show judge ever
all of them would win
it would be chaos
I cried the first time I read this at the MoMA.
"I breathe the sweet breath Which comes forth from thy mouth. I behold thy beauty every day. It is my desire That I may be rejuvenated With life through love Of thee. Give me thy hands, holding thy spirit. that I may receive it and may live by it. Call thou upon my name unto eternity And it shall never fail."
Akhenaten to Nefertiti
The “Helen Frankenthaler: Composing with Color: Paintings 1962–1963” opening reception at Gagosian Gallery Madison Avenue, New York is tonight, 6–8pm ET.