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DAVID WOJNAROWICZ (1954-1992)
Small archive of song lyrics from his band 3 Teens Kill 4 and other projects. 16 items, each 11 x 8 1/2 inches or smaller; variously stained, worn or torn, but all complete and legible; housed in manila folder reading "David Wojnarowicz lyrics." No place, circa 1979-83.
Although best known as an artist, photographer, filmmaker, author, and activist during his short life, Wojnarowicz, along with his friend Brian Butterick, was also a member of the short-lived experimental band 3 Teens Kill 4 from 1980 to 1983, for whom he wrote many of the lyrics. Offered here is a small group of poems / lyrics / dialogue, some or all by Wojnarowicz, some of which may have been written for use in 3 Teens Kill 4 performances. Included are: Short undated Autograph Letter from Wojnarowicz to Butterick, illustrated with a self-portrait(?) titled "Thug Saint"; 8 lines of Autograph Manuscript which begin "There comes a time / When we feel in our minds / An urge to wander"; Typescript of 4 verses which begin "Got my blues in a bottle," one line edited in ink, with note in unknown hand reading "Fall 1979, Wojnarowicz"; Typescript in 16 lines which begins "I used to live in Marin county / Before I found freedom / Was more than I deserved" Page of typescript dialogue headed "Cinema (simultaneous text); Typescript of 4 verses titled "Cinema" which begin "I've got these dreams kicking round in my head"; Photocopy of typescript lyrics to the 3 Teens Kill 4 song "Hunger" with Wojnarowicz's manuscript notes and inked stamp (both also photocopied); Photocopy of typescript lyrics to 3 Teens Kill 4 song "Desire"; Photocopies of 7 other typescript lyrics or song fragments plus one duplicate.