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Peter Hujar

Peter Hujar: <EM>Fayette</EM>Photo courtesy of P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center
Peter Hujar: Fayette
Photo courtesy of P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center
Peter Hujar
QUEENS, NEW YORK  •  P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center  •  Ongoing

An exhibition of more than seventy photographs by Peter Hujar, a highly regarded New York photographer of the 1970s and 1980s who died of AIDS in 1987. The range of Hujar’s subjects — studio portraits, nudes, landscapes, the city street, modern ruins, animals document a New York that has been all but lost to us today, most notably its streets, architecture, nightlife and demimonde. His portraits of  figures such as Susan Sontag, Andy Warhol and William Burroughs, but also of anonymous street people, circus and drag performers, are well-known today.

Hujar was a contemporary and friend of Diane Arbus, and both were admirers of Weegee and shared his dark vision. Regardless of subject matter — from the catacombs in Palermo to abandoned, wrecked cars. Hujar was a mentor, friend and lover to the artist and writer David Wojnarowicz, and his work would influence the photographers Nan Goldin and Robert Mapplethorpe

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center Web Site

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