Wojnarowicz was an American artist whose work provoked bigotry and sustained campaigns by the religious right to revoke funding for the arts during the ‘Culture Wars’ of the late 80s and early 90s. His art–and A Fire in My Belly, in particular–dealt eloquently and powerfully with the issues of being an openly gay man in America, and the harsh realities of living with HIV/AIDS. Wojnarowicz died in 1992 of AIDS-related complications.
His estate is represented by PPOW Gallery.
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