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PETER HUJAR (1934–1987)
PETER HUJAR (1934–1987)
PETER HUJAR (1934–1987)
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PETER HUJAR (1934–1987)

Self-Portrait, 1975

PETER HUJAR (1934–1987)
Self-Portrait, 1975
gelatin silver print
signed in ink (recto); credited, titled and dated on affixed gallery label (mat, verso); credited, titled and dated on affixed gallery label (frame backing board)
image: 14 5/8 x 14 5/8 in. (37.1 x 37.1 cm.)
sheet: 19 ¾ x 16 in. (50.1 x 40.6 cm.)
This work was printed by the artist.
Gifted by the artist to the present owner.
Jeffrey Fraenkel and Darius Himes (eds.), Peter Hujar: Love & Lust, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, 2014, p. 36, pl. 35.

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Lot Essay

The poignant self-portrait offered in the present lot was gifted by Hujar, who died of AIDS in 1987, to Dr. Alvin Friedman-Kien. Dr. Friedman-Kien was among the first doctors to, in 1981, recognize a group of cancer cases that were rare and abnormally aggressive in gay men in New York and California known at the time as Kaposi’s Sarcoma, and later, AIDS.

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