Marcus is an artist and activist. He met Wojnarowicz at PPOW Gallery in 1988, when both were represented by the gallery. Although they had attended the High School of Music and Art at the same time, they hadn't known each other then. In 1990, Wojnarowicz, Marcus, and Susan Pyzow (who was married to Marcus), collaborated on the installation The Lazaretto, an installation about the current state of the AIDS crisis at PPOW, which was presented anonymously.
Interviewed for Carr, Fire in the Belly, 2012
"Paul Marcus," David Wojnarowicz: A Definitive History of Five or Six Years on the Lower East Side, 2006, pp. 116-121