Era: 1954-1973—YOUTH

1970: 1st Anniversary of Stonewall

Peter Hujar, Come Out!, 1970. Silver gelatin print for Gay Liberation Front poster, 1970. Offset lithograph, 14 3/4 x 19 1/4 in. Photo © 2022 The Peter Hujar Archive / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

1973: Discovers Rimbaud, Genet, Kerouac

Arthur Rimbaud Illuminations New Directions paperbook (NYU Fales Downtown Collection)

1973: Graduates from High School of Music and Art

High School of Music and Art, 443-465 West 135th Street, New York, NY

September 1 1973: Works at Pottery Barn

Paul Secon in the back room of a Pottery Barn in Manhattan in 1963. Credit...Gene Maggio/The New York Times