Hewson (1952-1990) was an artist who was friends with Tommy Turner and Richard Kern. Wojnarowicz met Hewson at the Peppermint Lounge. He was featured alongside Wojnarowicz in Kern’s film You Killed Me First. Wojnarowicz wanted to do a profile on Hewson for his last chapter of Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration but before being able to get in contact with him, Hewson committed suicide (Jan. 18, 1990). Despite this, Wojnarowicz still wrote a chapter on him about self-destruction and Hewson’s social circle. He recorded interviews with friends and acquaintances of Hewson after his death in preparation for this chapter, audio of which can be found in Fales Collection.
Interviewed for Carr, Fire in the Belly, 2012
Wojnarowicz Papers, Fales Library, Series III, Subseries A, Folders 57-60; Series VIII, Media ID 092.0516, Media ID 092.0518, Media ID 092.0570, Media ID 092.0572, Media ID 092.0574, Media ID 092.0614, Media ID 092.0616, Media ID 092.0620; Series VIII, Subseries B, Box 16, ID 092.0240; Box 17, 092.0270, 092.0274, 092.0280
William Ryder Mathers Collection of David Wojnarowicz and Montanna, Fales Library, MSS 433