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Product Image David Wojnarowicz: Cross Country: Tape Journals February-June 1989 LPs

David Wojnarowicz: Cross Country: Tape Journals February-June 1989 LPs

In 1989, David Wojnarowicz took two road trips through the American Southwest and then the West coast recording his thoughts, dreams, fears, etc on a tape recorder. This verbal diary has been archived in its original cassette tape form as part of the Wojnarowicz Collection at Fales Special Collections and Library at New York University. It was released in this three vinyl disc set by the NYC-based imprint Reading Group and gives great insight to the mind of Wojnarowicz in the final years of his life.

David Wojnarowicz (1954-1992) was an artist, writer, and activist active in the NYC's downtown scene of the 1970s and 1980s working with Nan Goldin, Peter Hujar, Zoe Leonard and many others. During the 1980s Wojnarowicz became a key figure in the AIDS struggle and was a target of the homophobic censorship efforts by the American Family Association. He was known to keep written and verbal journals throughout his adult life. In 2018, The Whitney Museum of American Art held the first major retrospective of his work since 1999. Wojnarowicz died of AIDS in 1992.

The photos featured on the jacket are of Wojnarowicz taken by Marion Scemama. 

3xLP in a triple gate fold jacket with digital download card, 2 hours 6 minutes,  Reading Group.

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