Christopher Street Pier #2 (Crossed Legs), 1976
Our new website is up, with over 350 searchable images from Peter Hujar’s body of work. The blog is coming soon.
30 photographs by Peter Hujar are currently up at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York, in an exhibition celebrating works donated to their permanent collection.
Larry Ree, ca. 1973
Backstage at the St. Marks Christmas Pageant. Larry Ree was one of the founding members of the Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, an all-male dance troupe, which continues to perform today.
The first issue of Four and Sons, with a feature on the Peter Hujar book “Animals and Nudes” by Klaus Kertess, is on stands now. With beautiful illustrations.
In about 1973, Peter Hujar went backstage at the Barnum and Bailey Circus and took portraits of the performers, including clowns, ringmasters, and the legendary animal tamer and clown “Swede” Johnson at the upper right.
Great Dane by Peter Hujar, 1981
This photograph really captures the majesty, power, and calm beauty in this animal. Look at the paws alone!
Featured in the Grey Gallery retrospective of Peter Hujar in 1990, edited by Thomas Sokolowski with interviews by Fran Lebowitz, Stephen Koch, and Vince Aletti. Some available used on Amazon. An amazing book.
Sarah Jenkins with Head Brace (III) by Peter Hujar, 1984.
One of my favorite photos of Sarah Jenkins by Peter Hujar. The expression, the neckbrace, the breasts. It makes me smile every time I see it.
It’s also featured in Peter Hujar: Animals and Nudes edited by Klaus Kertess from Twin Palms Publishers.
T.C. (II), 1975
According to archive director and close Hujar friend Stephen Koch, T.C. was a stripper who would come by Hujar’s apartment on 2nd Avenue in the East Village in the 1970’s to sit at the kitchen table with tea and chat.