May 1, 04:18 PM GMT
80,000 - 120,000 USD
1954 - 1992
signed and dated '83 NYC on the reverse
acrylic on Masonite, wood and fiberglass construction, in 3 parts
Overall: 58⅜ by 47⅞ by 9⅜ in. (148.3 by 121.6 by 23.8 cm.)
Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
"I felt tense and beautiful and vulnerable and sad. I thought of plane crashes and endings, the bloodlessness of my once loving arms, a deep sleep [or] something warm and enveloping to make me forget [...]."
- David Wojnarowicz
Spanning performance, photography, painting, sculpture, and time-based media, David Wojnarowicz’s diverse body of work is unified by an underlying political urgency and a highly personal visual symbolism. Rendered in his unmistakable graphic style, Plane Crash deploys the artist’s unique hallucinatory imagery as a metaphorical chronicle of the wreckage of contemporary American society.