DAVID WOJNAROWICZ | WHERE I'LL GO AFTER I'M GONE
Works from a Prominent New York Collection
1954 - 1992
WHERE I'LL GO AFTER I'M GONE
black and white photographs, acrylic, spray paint, collage and nails on Masonite
painting: 45 by 64 in. 114.3 by 162.6 cm.
framed: 45¾ by 64¾ in. 116.2 by 164.5 cm.
Executed in 1988-1989.
This work is in very good condition overall. There is evidence of very light handling along the edges, including a very thin and unobtrusive loss to the black painted area along the bottom edge, right of center. All of the collaged elements are stable and intact. There are minor handling marks on the “baby” collaged element on the right side, likely from the time of execution. The colors are bright, fresh and clean. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, there is no evidence of restoration. Framed.
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P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Milwaukee, Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art, Images of Death in Contemporary Art, March - June 1990
New York, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Fever: The Art of David Wojnarowicz, January - June 1999