Jimmy De Sana - Untitled, 1999 (detail)

Jimmy De Sana

United States 1949 - 1990


Jimmy De Sana
Jimmy De Sana
United States
April 16, 2013
Ok, I know it's so damn corny to quote somebody just to describe yourself, let alone Confucius, but this quote says all about my relationship with Widewalls, so forgive me for doing this: Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Am I forgiven?

Jimmy De Sana was an American artist, best known for his presence at the punk art scene in the East Village in the 70s and 80s. His photography was often classified as anti-art. The themes De Sana chose were usually connected to the perception of the human body – his capturing of it was often described as ranging from the savagely explicit to purely symbolic. The introduction to his photo book Submission was written by William S. Burroughs. Jimmy De Sana died in 1990.

Featured image: Jimmy De Sana – Untitled, 1999 (detail). 29 67/100 × 21 67/100 in. 75.4 × 55 cm. Photo courtesy Kavi Gupta Gallery