Peter Hujar: A Retrospective
Paul Thek’s lover and Susan Sontag’s close friend – Peter Hujar died in 1987, from AIDS-related pneumonia. You look at every photo in this book, study it, stare at each one for a while.
One of his most famous and well-known photographs is of Candy Darling on her deathbed.
From Fran Lebowitz:
‘Peter was the only photographer that knew Candy very well. I knew Candy extremely well and think that Peter was the only person who could take the picture without it being a horrible thing to have done. It’s something that Candy would have adored. She loved when Peter took a picture of her in the hospital. She got dressed up even though she was dying from bone cancer.’
Publication date: 1994
Publisher: Scalo Zurich/in collaboration with Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Details: Very Rare. Hardcover with dust jacket. 207pp.