The Harvard Art Museums hold a number of photographs by David Wojnarowicz in their collections, including images from the series “Arthur Rimbaud in New York,” “Ants,” and “Sex,” among others.
Several of these images were included in the Museums’ exhibition Analog Culture: Printer’s Proofs from the Schneider/Erdman Photography Lab, 1981–2001, in 2018. This exhibit focused on the productive and dynamic collaborations between photographer and printer—namely, Gary Schneider, of the Manhattan-based studio Schneider/Erdman, and artists such as Richard Avedon, James Casebere, Robert Gober, Nan Goldin, Peter Hujar, Gilles Peress, and David Wojnarowicz, whose work was central to New York’s cultural milieu in the 1980s and ’90s.
That exhibition also included an installation by artist A.K. Burns, for the Museums’ Lightbox Gallery, entitled Survivor’s Remorse (2018). Harvard Art Museums commissioned this installation in part as a response to David’s life and art.
The Harvard Art Museums also hold six portraits of David by his friend and mentor, photographer Peter Hujar.
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