27 February 2013

David Wojnarowicz

David Wojnarowicz

Objects & Artifacts - The objects in this series include religious objects, figurines, jewelry, toys, textiles, and artworks. While some of the objects are artworks made by Wojnarowicz, they also include artworks made by others, ritual objects, natural artifacts and commercial objects that he collected. Some of the objects figured as props in Wojnarowicz’s photography and film works.

Small Painted Mammal Skull, sculpted material, wire, blue paint, 4 x 2.875 x 2.875 inches
Stones, possibly quartz, between .5 and 1 inches in diameter.

Envelope of Paper Currency, 280,000 and Argentina Pesos. contents: seven 1 peso bills; eighteen 10,000 peso bills; one 100,000 peso bill; one 100 Turkish bill; one 50 Israeli bill,  4 x 9.5 inches

Framed Photo of Young Yogi, Sepia colored photograph of boy wearing a necklace and large bindi dot on his forehead, framed in plastic standing frame. Boy is probably Swami Muktananda. Copyright SYDA Foundation, 3.375 x 2.25 x 1.75 inches

Cloth Snake, Green and white striped cloth stuff snake, with embroidered dots of green, purple, red and yellow, 6.375 x 9 x 1.75 inches

Dog-head Toy, Plastic dog head attached to rubber base, perhaps a horn, 3.75 x 1.125 x 1.8 inches

Group of Knives, File, Clipper, Lighter, Tweezers, One “Space Ship” pocket and jack knife; one black lighter; one nail clipper; two tweezers; one pocket knife/file combo, 5 x 5 x 0.5 inches

Glass Phial with Porcupine Quills, round glass bottle with many plastic hedgehog or porcupine quills, 2.625 x 11 inches

Worry Beads and Necklaces, Large bundle of necklaces and stringed beads. Labeled by MR: Worry-Beads and Necklaces A(14) 4/11-12/95. Stone bead necklaces: one mostly yellow cylinders; one black, yellow and red necklace with mother of pearl Indian head pendant; two necklaces of purple flat cylinders; one turquoise beads; one of green white and red cylinders; two of small beads, many green; one green striped orbs; one of red oblong stones. Miscellaneous necklaces: one green with yellow stripes beads; one heavy metal cylinders; one of beads made from US dimes; one of ornamented silver orbs; brown plastic rosary; one green plastic beads; one mutli-colored faceted gem-like beads; one silver chain; one light blue beads rosary; African style yellow, black and red beads on leather; one of multi-colored stones, plastic, clay; plastic reed heart with yellow squiggles pendant on string. Red tissue paper, 2.5 x 144.5 inches

Circle Pin,  Black and White concentric circles pin, 1.25 x 1.25 inches

(Source: museumuesum)

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