Artist Frank Holliday’s social circle in the 1980s was a who’s who of New York City cool: Andy Warhol, Cyndi Lauper, RuPaul, Keith Haring, and even Madonna. But Frank’s odyssey through the art world also placed him at the center of an epidemic that would shake the entire country. In honor of World AIDS Day, Sidedoor takes a look at America’s early HIV/AIDS crisis through the eyes of an artist whose life and work were changed by it forever.
This episode features recordings from the “Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic” Oral History Project produced by the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art.
Posted: 29 November 2018