April 10, 2014
Quentin Crisp on the New York Subway by Peter Hujar, 1982

Quentin Crisp on the New York Subway by Peter Hujar, 1982

April 9, 2014
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.

http://www.amazon.com/Peter-Hujar/dp/093434907X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1397071556&sr=8-1&keywords=thomas+sokolowski+peter+hujar

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.

http://www.amazon.com/Peter-Hujar/dp/093434907X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1397071556&sr=8-1&keywords=thomas+sokolowski+peter+hujar

April 9, 2014
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. 

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. 

January 30, 2014
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.

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.

December 11, 2013
Love & Lust

A new solo exhibition featuring Peter’s intimate and erotic portraits, “Love and Lust” will open at the Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco on January 4. The gallery will also be exhibiting “Nan Goldin: Nine Self Portraits” at the same time. A catalog will be published! This show is one not to miss if you are going to be in the Bay Area.

December 2, 2013
Nero Magazine » WORDS BY AMELIA ROSSELLI - PHOTOS BY PETER HUJAR

November 18, 2013
A curator discusses Peter Hujar as one of three underrated American artists at Paris Photo. "Face of a Dog" and the Bruce de Sainte Croix tryptich.

November 4, 2013
Be Sweet, Newark, 1985
Taken on one of several trips through abandoned buildings and ruins in Newark and the Meadowlands with David Wojnarowicz.  Hujar captured images of the interiors of burned out apartment buildings, churches, and wrecked cars in Newark, New Jersey, as well as the smokestacks and industrial detritus of the Meadowlands.

Be Sweet, Newark, 1985

Taken on one of several trips through abandoned buildings and ruins in Newark and the Meadowlands with David Wojnarowicz.  Hujar captured images of the interiors of burned out apartment buildings, churches, and wrecked cars in Newark, New Jersey, as well as the smokestacks and industrial detritus of the Meadowlands.

October 30, 2013
Kiki Smith, 1984

Kiki Smith, 1984

September 27, 2013
fiveoclockbot:

portrait of David Wojnarowicz by Peter Hujar, 1981. 

This is actually a portrait of the performance artist Ethyl Eichelberger from 1978.

fiveoclockbot:

portrait of David Wojnarowicz by Peter Hujar, 1981. 

This is actually a portrait of the performance artist Ethyl Eichelberger from 1978.

September 26, 2013
cruiseorbecruised:

NAN GOLDIN
Ethyl Eichelberger at Area, NYC, 1984 Dye destruction print
24 1/4 x 16 1/2 in. (61.6 x 41.9 cm)

Photograph of Ethyl Eichelberger taken at Peter Hujar’s 50th birthday party at Area nightclub.

cruiseorbecruised:

NAN GOLDIN

Ethyl Eichelberger at Area, NYC, 1984
Dye destruction print

24 1/4 x 16 1/2 in. (61.6 x 41.9 cm)

Photograph of Ethyl Eichelberger taken at Peter Hujar’s 50th birthday party at Area nightclub.

September 26, 2013
androphilia:

Ethyl Eichelberger as Auntie Bellum by Peter Hujar, 1983

androphilia:

Ethyl Eichelberger as Auntie Bellum by Peter Hujar, 1983

September 26, 2013
close-to-the-knives:



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Peter Hujar and the Art of Portraiture



MATTHEW ISRAEL
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Recently I sat down with Stephen Koch, the Director of the Peter Hujar Archive, to discuss a few of the stories behind some of Hujar’s best-known photographs. Hujar, who died of AIDS in 1987, was a leading figure in the group of artists, musicians, writers, and performers at the forefront of the cultural scene in downtown New York in the 1970s and early ’80s, and was enormously admired for his completely uncompromising attitude towards work and life. He was a consummate technician, and his portraits of people, animals, and landscapes, with their exquisite black-and-white tonalities, have been very influential on subsequent photographers.
Stephen was a close friend of Hujar’s and has been the Director of the Archive since Hujar’s death. Below are some excerpts from our conversation:

close-to-the-knives:

Recently I sat down with Stephen Koch, the Director of the Peter Hujar Archive, to discuss a few of the stories behind some of Hujar’s best-known photographs. Hujar, who died of AIDS in 1987, was a leading figure in the group of artists, musicians, writers, and performers at the forefront of the cultural scene in downtown New York in the 1970s and early ’80s, and was enormously admired for his completely uncompromising attitude towards work and life. He was a consummate technician, and his portraits of people, animals, and landscapes, with their exquisite black-and-white tonalities, have been very influential on subsequent photographers.

Stephen was a close friend of Hujar’s and has been the Director of the Archive since Hujar’s death. Below are some excerpts from our conversation:

September 26, 2013

selectivesight:

"Iggy Pop" by Peter Hujar

Taken in 1969 for GQ Magazine.

September 26, 2013

Brooklyn Hot Rods, 1976

Check out the Chevy Impala!  We can’t tell what the other model is - anyone know?

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