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Book Review: “Fire in the Belly” By Cynthia Carr

A biography of the late David Wojnarowicz.

Looking for another book to heat up your July reading list? Try Fire in the Belly: The Life and Times of David Wojnarowicz, Cynthia Carr’s biography of the late artist whose video of ants crawling over a crucifix made headlines when the National Portrait Gallery removed it from a 2010 exhibit, “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture,” in the wake of protests from the Catholic League. Carr, a former arts reporter for the Village Voice, knew Wojnarowicz intimately, so this one sheds new light on his artistic intentions and his life.

This article appears in the July 2012 issue of The Washingtonian.

Bloomsbury USA


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