June 4, 1985: David’s friend Nicolas Moufarrege dies of AIDS at age 37. Moufarrege and David exhibited their work together and both participated in the 83-84 National and International Studio Program and Exhibition at PS1 ClockTower. Cynthia Carr writes “Moufarrege came from Beirut by way of Paris, stopping at Harvard for a master’s degree in chemistry before moving to the East Village. He was the scene’s excited first champion—and an idiosyncratic artist in his own right. He painted on needlepoint canvas and did large embroideries that recycled and recombined imagery, from Picasso to Spider-Man, in thread.” In the early 1980s, Moufarrege was a writer for the New York Native, Arts Magazine, Flash Arts, and Artforum. His writing championed East Village galleries like FUN Gallery, Gracie Mansion, Civilian Warfare, and Nature Morte, as well as the work of friends Greer Lankton, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Fab 5 Freddy, and David Wojnarowicz.