The Totem Room

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The Totem Room, in the exhibition David Wojnarowicz
Hal Bromm Gallery
November 19, 1983 – December 23, 1983.


For this installation, Wojnarowicz brought in piles of sand to imply a beach or waterfront scene. Several of his painted driftwood totems were installed in the sand and on the walls of the gallery. He also presented Smuggler, a painting of a sailor on a riverboat.

Wojnarowicz's papers in the Fales Library and Special Collections (Box 83, slide sheet 75 and 89) include images of this installation.

Installation View

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