As New. Item #10313
San Francisco: Artspace Books, 1992. Stated Second Edition ( = Second Printing of First Edition). Small Octavo (21x16x1cm); 61pp. Twenty-one medically and sexually explicit drawings.
Illustrated hardcovers. Covers and textblock impeccable, As New.
David Wojnarowicz (1954-1992) offers three tales that combine his memoirs and, it seems, his dreams, peppered with explicit drawings. They describe the hustling life, begun at a very young age, that would eventually lead to his death from AIDS. He is part of that lost generation—lost not through feckless moping, but through medical and pandemic disaster—that included Mark Morrisroe, Keith Haring, Robert Mapplethorpe, and countless others.
The volume is formatted in the standard Artspace way, like a children's book, with the pre-printed "This book belongs to . . . " field on the front pastedown. That format, in itself, points up the horror of swatting off the seriousness of a pandemic. Are you listening, citizens of 2021?