David Wojnarowicz, ‘Untitled’, 1984, Cosmocosa
David Wojnarowicz, ‘Untitled’, 1984, Cosmocosa

The original work included a plastic world globe located in between the mouth as other similar works by the artist and on photographs taken in 1984 reproduced in newspaper articles. This was a generic plastic globe, bought by the artist in bulk for his works. So far, The Estate of Luis Frangella (original provenance), has not found this item and it is possible the artist took it with him back to New York when returning from Buenos Aires to re-use in his works, or that the family of Luis Frangella discarded it as an irrelevant element in Frangella's holdings.

Series: Buenos Aires' Series.

Image rights: © The Estate of David Wojnarowicz / P.P.O.W Gallery N.Y. Image courtesy Cosmocosa.

1984: "Desde Nueva York, 37 artistas del East Village", CAyC, Buenos Aires.
2016: "Hot Lights. Visions from the '80s". Cosmocosa, Buenos Aires.
2018: "LUIS FRANGELLA & DAVID WOJNAROWICZ, New York/ Buenos Aires/ New York. 1984, before and after". COSMOCOSA, July- September 2018, Buenos Aires.

-Conrad de Behar, Thelia. “37 painters from New York’s East Village reflect our age”, Buenos Aires Herald, Sunday July 29, 1984. (p.13). News article in print.

  • Erickson-Kery, Flom;Verónica (autores); Díscoli, Amparo (ed.); David Wojnarowicz & Luis Frangella in/en Argentina, COSMOCOSA, Buenos Aires, 2017. (p. 23). Publication/ Essay/ Catalogue.
    -Halfón, Mercedes, Calles de Fuego, Suplemento Radar, Página 12, Sunday, March 28th, 2018. News article, on paper and online.
    -Gracía, Fernando, Alta Fidelidad: De Charly García a los primeros pintores salvajes de New York, La Nación, Sunday August 5th, 2018. News article online.

The Estate of Luis Frangella.

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