DAVID WOJNAROWICZ'Rimbaud in New York' (in Diner)
- David Wojnarowicz
- 'Rimbaud in New York' (in Diner)
- gelatin silver print
- 7 1/8 by 9 1/2 in. (18.1 by 24.1 cm.)
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, The Power of the City/The City of Power, May - July 1992
New York, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Fever: The Art of David Wojnarowicz, January - April 1999
New Brunswick, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers, Raging through Time: The Art of David Wojnarowicz, January - July 2016
cf. David Wojnarowicz: Rimbaud in New York 1978-79 (New Haven, 2004)
Originally published in Soho News in 1980, the photographer rediscovered this body of work while preparing David Wojnarowicz: Tongues of Flame, his first retrospective which opened at the University of Illinois in January 1990. While the series was not exhibited, four of its images were illustrated in the accompanying catalogue. Wojnarowicz presented Arthur Rimbaud in New York for the first time at a P. P. O. W., Inc., November 1990 exhibition, for which prints were specifically produced.
Lifetime prints from this series are rare. As stated in the catalogue, the present photograph is the only print from the projected edition of 3. Another lifetime print, not from the edition but likely a gift from the artist, has recently been located.