David Wojnarowicz

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Birthday
14, 1954
Birthplace
New Jersey
Death Date
Jul 22, 1992 (37)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
14, 1954
Birthplace
New Jersey
Death Date
Jul 22, 1992 (37)

About

Painter, performance artist, photographer, and filmmaker who was prominent in New York's avant-garde art scene.

Before Fame

He was abused as a child and spent his teen years as a hustler on the streets of New York City.

Trivia

His photographer and artist friend Zoe Leonard created a work called "Strange Fruit" in his honor.

Family Life

He was the lover of fellow artist Peter Hujar. After Hujar died of AIDS in 1987, Wojnarowicz became involved in AIDS activism.

Associated With

His controversial short film, "A Fire in My Belly," was part of a Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery exhibition that was funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation.