Peter Hujar: Portraits in Life and Death

Peter Hujar: Portraits in Life and Death

Peter Hujar Foundation

Peter Hujar, Self-Portrait Lying Down, 1975. Courtesy of Pace Gallery, New York, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich, and Maureen Paley, London. © The Peter Hujar Archive, LLC.

April 16, 2024
Peter Hujar
Portraits in Life and Death
April 20–November 24, 2024
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Istituto Santa Maria della Pietà
Riva degli Schiavoni
30122 Venice

The Peter Hujar Foundation, New York presents the first exhibition in Europe of Peter Hujar’s legendary Portraits in Life and Death, a collateral event of the 60th International Art Exhibition—the Venice Biennale, 2024. Comprising the complete set of 41 photographs reproduced in the 1976 book, Portraits in Life and Death—the only publication Hujar produced during his lifetime, for which his friend, the critic Susan Sontag, penned the introduction—the exhibition will be curated by Grace Deveney, David C. and Sarajean Ruttenberg Associate Curator of Photography and Media at the Art Institute of Chicago. Hujar is renowned for photographing his subjects with penetrating sensitivity and psychological depth. Deeply embedded within the avant-garde milieu of artists, musicians, writers, and performers in downtown New York during the 1970s and early ‘80s, Hujar’s unflinching portraits captured his subjects with astonishing intimacy and vulnerability.

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