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Dallas Artist John Wilcox Has Died

Dallas artist John Wilcox has died, after a long battle with HIV. During the late 80’s Wilcox lived in New York, experiencing firsthand the AIDS epidemic that was consuming the art community, and showed works reacting to that crisis at Barry Whistler Gallery in 2010.

In the same year, Wilcox summed up his life in a video interview with videographer c.j. davis, saying “I’ve had a very fortunate life; I’ve got to live in a lot of great places, had a lot of great opportunities come my way, it’s almost like someone wrote a book, and I’m just reading it. I’m glad I’ve lived on this earth.”

also by Bill Davenport
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9 Responses

  1. hilary

    I am heartbroken over John’s death. Thank you for posting this; as harry said, it is nice to have this place hear his sweet and distinctive voice.

    When I saw him the week before he was poignantly matter-of-fact that the 2 paintings from this film were going to be his last works.

    1. Marksmith

      I only had the chance to meet John a few yers ago and his spirit of care and generosity was remarkable. He and his father were very close and made a gift which helped fund an art facility at my school.

  2. John Barrera

    I just found out that John had passed my heart is broken. Thank you John for the love and genorous heart that you had for Robert and I Robert too went on to be with the Lord GOD rest your soul. Hugs and kisses dear.

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