Memories That Smell Like Gasoline

By: Wojnarowicz, David

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Not content to be a tremendous photographer, painter, film-maker, performance artist and activist David Wojnarowicz (1954-1992) was also the author of three classic books: "Close to the Knives," "The Waterfront Journals "and "Memories That Smell Like Gasoline," now back in print from Artspace. This volume collects four tales--"Into the Drift and Sway," "Doing Time in a Disposable Body," "Spiral" and the title story--interspersed with ink drawings by the artist. "Sometimes it gets dark in here behind these eyes I feel like the physical equivalent of a scream. The highway at night in the headlights of this speeding car speeding is the only motion that lets the heart unravel and in the wind of the road the two story framed houses appear one after the other like some cinematic stage set..." From these opening sentences of the book (in "Into the Drift and Sawy"), Wojnarowicz lets loose a salvo of explicit gay sexual reverie harshly lit by the New York cityscape: escapades in movie theaters and bus terminals, amid the ascent of AIDS and Wojnarowicz's own consciousness of the virus in himself and at large in the gay community.

Title: Memories That Smell Like Gasoline

Author: Wojnarowicz, David

Categories: Art, Gay Studies,

Publisher: San Francisco, California, U.S.A., Artspace Books: 1992

ISBN Number: 0963109502

ISBN Number 13: 9780963109507

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Art

Seller ID: 142695

Description: A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 61 pages. " Performance artist, graffiti artist, photographer, and most notably, perhaps, a writer, Wojnarowicz was one of the most interesting and iconic members of the eighties' art scene in New York's East Village. "Through paintings, line drawings, and painfully honest writings, this provocative artist explores memory, longing, and sexuality in the age of AIDS." - Publisher

Keywords: Gay, Homosexuality, AIDS, drawing, art, Graffiti, Autobiography,