Untitled (Arthur Rimbaud in Paris)

David Wojnarowicz


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Untitled (Arthur Rimbaud in Paris) is an editioned photograph by David Wojnarowicz produced on the occasion of Primary Information’s publication of Wojnarowicz’s Dear Jean Pierre. This edition is produced from the artist’s Arthur Rimbaud series and is the only one that is not set in New York City. Originally produced in 1980, the work depicts Wojnarowicz’s Parisian lover Jean Pierre Delage standing in front of the Eiffel Tower, wearing a life-size mask of Arthur Rimbaud and holding a burning newspaper.

Untitled (Arthur Rimbaud in Paris) is printed by Gary Schneider, the acclaimed photographer and printer who worked with David Wojnarowicz and Peter Hujar in the 1980s. The print is produced in an edition of 100 and is stamped and numbered by the Estate of David Wojnarowicz. It comes enclosed in the inside cover of the Dear Jean Pierre book.

The first 50 prints in this edition are priced at $600, with the following 30 priced at $800, and the final 20 priced at $1,000.

David Wojnarowicz (1954-1992) was born in Red Bank, New Jersey. Wojnarowicz channeled a vast accumulation of raw images, sounds, memories and lived experiences into a powerful voice that was an undeniable presence in the New York City art scene of the 1970s, 80s and early 90s. Through his several volumes of fiction, poetry, memoirs, painting, photography, installation, sculpture, film and performance, Wojnarowicz left a legacy, affirming art’s vivifying power in a society he viewed as alienating and corrosive. His use of blunt semiotics and graphic illustrations exposed what he felt the mainstream repressed: poverty, abuse of power, blind nationalism, greed, homophobia and the devastation of the AIDS epidemic. Wojnarowicz died of AIDS-related complications on July 22, 1992 at the age of 37.

8 x 10 inches (paper size)
4.125 x 6.16 inches (image size)
Pigmented ink print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Matt
Edition of 100 + 10 APs
Numbered and stamped by the Estate of David Wojnarowicz on verso