New York

Peter Hujar

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center
22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue
October 23, 2005–January 16, 2006

Curated by Bob Nickas

For thirty years, until his death in 1987, Peter Hujar documented the untamed margins of New York and New Jersey, pointing his camera at people (Susan Sontag, David Wojnarowicz, drag queens, and gay cruisers), buildings (corporate high-rises, dilapidated diners, crumbling Newark apartments), and animals. The easy rapport he established with his subjects allowed for intimate pictures that are equal parts romance and record. Selecting fifty previously unexhibited images that span the photographer’s career and range of subject matter, P.S. 1 curator Bob Nickas provides an opportunity to broaden our exposure to Hujar’s contemplative and influential body of work.