David Wojnarowicz’s Journals Now Available Online

Wojnarowicz. (Courtesy City Lights Books)

Wojnarowicz. (Courtesy Bloomsbury)

New York University’s Fales Library has completed digitizing the journals of artist David Wojnarowicz and has released them all online. The journals are dated from 1971 to 1991 and can be accessed over on Fales’s site.

Fales is home to the papers of Wojnarowicz, who died of AIDS-related complications in 1992 at the age of 37.

Maybe call in sick later this week and spend some time at home with the digital journals. They follow Wojnarowicz on his travels through Mexico, Europe and elsewhere (as well as include ephemera like a menu for a Chinese restaurant at 207 Second Avenue, which is now the home of Momofuku’s Ssäm Bar restaurant).

Last year Bloomsbury published an excellent biography of the artist by art critic Cynthia Carr called Fire in My Belly.

Update, May 16: An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated the publisher of Fire in My Belly.