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Architecture and Mortality

Architecture and Mortality


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Donald Tarantino (b.1962) was a queer artist who studied at Philadelphia College of Art and later settled in New York City, where he became part of the East Village scene of the 1980s. Working mostly as a printmaker, his art explores the intersection between cities and suburbia, shifting between office buildings and domestic spaces. His images examine the structures we inhabit, interweaving the anxieties they cause, and the joys they elicit. His late prints were inspired by the isolated rooms and hallways of the St. Vincent's AIDS ward, driving home a sense of mortality that loomed all too close. He died of AIDS-related illness in 1988. Architecture and Mortality collects his surviving prints, drawings, and other work and is the only published overview of the artist.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781950231003
Publisher: bd-studios.com
Publication date: 08/28/2020
Pages: 150
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

Donald Tarantino (b.1962) was a queer artist and printmaker active in New York City's East Village art scene of the 1980s. He died of AIDS-related illness in 1988.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Michael Tice

Early Work

Violet Wakes Up


European Travels


City and Suburbia


Afterword by Michael Bacon

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