PORTRAITS
My Name is Rita Briansky
Fabula
Studio Days
Young Artists
les enfants terribles
Reverie
Fragments
Yiddish Folk Tales
The Dreamer
Gender Gesture
Blindman's Buff
A Kafka Parable
Forgotten Histories
Kafka Questions
Description of a Struggle



Forgotten Histories 1987-88

In a love letter written to the poet Paul Verlaine in 1873, Rimbaud wrote: Yes, I was in the wrong, Oh! You won't forget me, will you? No, you can't forget me. As for me, I still have you, here. Listen, answer your friend, must we not live together anymore? Be brave. Answer this quickly. I based the paintings of Forgotten Histories on these words at the beginning of the AIDS epidemic in the United States. The work is an ode to friends who were being diagnosed with, and dying of AIDS.

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