Organized to coincide with “David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps Me Awake at Night” at the Whitney Museum, “Rough Trade” explores the intersection of art and the world of (mostly male) sex work during the 1970s and ’80s—the decades sandwiched between the beginning of the gay liberation movement and the onset of the AIDS crisis. On tap are works by 14 artists (including Wojnarowicz himself, along with Larry Clark and Philip-Lorca diCorci, as well as underground figures such as Tomata du Plenty and John Sex) that run the gamut from documenting sex-work, to exploring personal experiences within it.
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