Sunday, April 13, 2008

Peter Hujar: Second Avenue

Peter Hujar... Girl In My Hallway (1976, gelatin-silver print). From the exhibition Peter Hujar: Second Avenue at Matthew Marks Gallery in New York. "...Hujar’s home and studio was located at 189 Second Avenue at the corner of East 12th Street. He lived and worked there between 1970 and his death in 1987. Symbolically, the East Village loft represented for Hujar his movement away from the 'uptown' priorities of commercial photography—which he had been involved with since the early 1950s—and towards his own vision as an artist."


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