terça-feira, novembro 13, 2012

"Untitled," 2011

"Untitled," 2011

By Antony Hegarty

What are you currently inspired by?I found these posters of Ethyl Eichelberger from the early '80s. They are heartbreaking objects to me. She committed suicide [in 1990], believing she was about to die from AIDS. One of my best friends, Chloe Dzubilo, the outspoken trans / AIDS activist, killed herself last year after a very long and exhaustive battle with AIDS and inadequate healthcare. I have been looking at these pictures of Ethyl next to a picture of Chloe on my wall. Twenty years separate those deaths, both suicides of powerful, mythic downtown New York City figures, responding to AIDS in very different eras.

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