Jimmy De Sana

1950–1990

Jimmy De Sana (November 12, 1949 – July 27, 1990) was an American artist, and a key figure in the East Village punk art scene of the 1970s and 1980s. De Sana's photography has been described as "anti-art" in its approach to capturing images of the human body, in a manner ranging from "savagely explicit to purely symbolic". William S. Burroughs wrote the introduction to his collection of photographs Submission which was self-published in 1980.

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Solo shows

2009

Jimmy De Sana - Wilkinson Gallery, London (England)

2008

Jimmy de Sana: 101 Nudes - Wilkinson Gallery, London (England)

2007

White Room - Jimmy de Sana - White Columns, New York City, NY

Group shows

2012

This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s - Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), Chicago, IL

2010

Off the Wall Part 1: Thirty Performative Actions - Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY

2009

Summer Exhibition - Wilkinson Gallery, London (England)

2008

Eat the Document - Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York City, NY

2005

Willing Suspension of Disbelief - Wilkinson Gallery, London (England)

2004

East Village USA - New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, NY

2003

"Phantom der Lust. Visionen des Masochismus in der Kunst" - Neue Galerie Graz - Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz

2000

D - Gering & López Gallery, New York City, NY

1996

Personal / Impersonal - Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York City, NY

The Cool & The Crazy - - Candace Dwan Gallery - Katonah, Katonah, NY (closed, 2008)

1990

The Indomitable Spirit: Photographers And Artists Respond In The Time Of Aids - ICP - International Center of Photography, New York City, NY