Peter Hujar: Animals and Nudes

@ Hujar, Peter

978-0944092958

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Original presentation by Twin Palms (2002):

" When Peter Hujar (1934–1987) died at the age of fifty-three, his remarkable oeuvre fell into neglect. Sporadic exhibitions and catalogues failed to give Hujar his critical due or make the work widely accessible. Now, on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of his first book, Portraits in Life and Death (Da Capo Press, 1976), a concerted effort to exhibit and publish Hujar's work has begun.

This book is a prelude to upcoming exhibitions examining Hujar's incomparable portraits of animals and nudes, all of which he considered self-portraits. A student of Lisette Model, admirer of August Sander, and friend of Diane Arbus, Hujar made his photographs distinctly his own: a perfect and unmistakable mirror of his own body and milieu. "

Large-format photobook. Introduction (in English only) by Klaus Kertess.

This books is long sold out by the publisher, and available sopies are scarce!


144 pages - Hardcover w/ DJ

Twin Palms Publishers, 2002

Format : 27.9 x 33 cm

New - Mint condition

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$137.31

Hujar, Peter

Peter Hujar was an American photographer, famous for his portrait work, and also for male nudes and erotic and pornography work. Peter Hujar was in the galaxy revolving aroung Andy Warhol's "Factory", and was himself part of Warhol's series "The Thirteen Most Beautiful Boys". Hujar prematurely died of AIDS in 1987, and his work was not fully acknowledged until it was "rediscovered" in the early 2000s. His works are now part of the most famous collections (MoMA, Art Institute, etc.) Among the posthumous photobooks published about his work: "Peter Hujar: Animals and Nudes" (Twin Palms, 2002), "Peter Hujar: Love & Lust" (Fraenkel Gallery, 2014), "Peter Hujar: Lost Downtown" (Steidl, 2016). © Self-portrait taken from the website of the Maureen Paley gallery , representing Peter Hujar's work.
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