Lot Details

This early painting, "Gang Rape," exhibits David Wojnarowicz's singular ability to combine raw, powerful imagery and bold colors to create stirring, emotionally resonant compositions.

Selected Public Collections:

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
New Museum, New York, NY
San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

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The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Paint Loss
Date: Old
Area: Image
Location: Upper right, Lower right, Upper left, Lower left, Other location
Notes: Paint loss on lower left, edges, and corners of board consistent with works from this period. Tiny pin spot of paint loss central bottom in area of shirt
Degree: Minor
Tears/Punctures/Holes
Date: Old
Area: Other area
Location: Upper right, Lower right, Upper left, Lower left
Notes: Holes in all four corners to facilitate original hanging of the work. Consistent with the artist's work from this period
Degree: Minor

Definition Key
Area
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.



Degree
Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

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Provenance:
  • Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York, NY P.P.O.W Gallery, New York, NY
  • Pickup Location: Florida, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 48 in. (121.92 x 121.92 cm.)
Accepted: Wire Transfer
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