Untitled (Green Head) 1982

Untitled (Green Head), 1982. Acrylic on Masonite, 48 x 96 in.

At the age of 28, David displays his first paintings—showing in 14 exhibits primarily in New York City’s East Village. His band, 3 Teens Kill 4 records its first and only album “No Motive.”

In the art world, the careers of Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat are just taking off. Galleries like Civilian Warfare and Gracie Mansion open in the East Village.

The CDC uses the term AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) for the first time. Gay Men’s Health Crisis is founded.

Explore below to learn more about David’s life and work in 1982.