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The Resource Peter Hujar : lost downtown, introduction by Vince Aletti

Peter Hujar : lost downtown, introduction by Vince Aletti

Label
Peter Hujar : lost downtown
Title
Peter Hujar
Title remainder
lost downtown
Statement of responsibility
introduction by Vince Aletti
Title variation
Lost downtown
Creator
Contributor
Artist
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Lower East Side between 1972 and 1985, filled with artists, wannabe artists and hangers-on, was a community of the misbegotten gathered from every town in America and relocated in the mean streets between Broadway and the Bowery, and Peter Hujar was right in the midst of it. Nothing but talent, flamboyance, rank gender-bending mockery and arch irony supported these artists: some made their names, many came to grief and a few made art. In those days, the gutted streets of the Lower East Side resembled a war-zone. Though some established artists had passed through, Rauschenberg and Johns, John Cage and Merce Cunningham, almost everyone lived and worked on the extreme outer margins of money and art, penniless and unknown. As a community, downtown New York was a counterstatement to the rich New York of the banks, museums, media, corporations and the art world itself. That downtown New York is gone: time, gentrification, disease and death have taken their toll and turned this vibrant epoch into a chapter in art history. But before it vanished, its extravagant cast sat for Peter Hujar's camera, and with this volume, that community is vividly brought to life. Featured are Charles Ludlum, David Wojnarowicz, Edwin Denby, Susan Sontag, Paul Thek, Divine, Robert Wilson, John Waters, William S. Burroughs, Ray Johnson, Fran Lebowitz, Remy Charlip, Joe Brainard and many others. Peter Hujar (1934-87) was born in Trenton, New Jersey, and moved to Manhattan to work in the magazine, advertising and fashion industries. He documented the vibrant cultural scene of downtown New York throughout the 1970s and 1980s. In 1976 he published Portraits in Life and Death, with an introduction by Susan Sontag
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1934-1987
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Hujar, Peter
Dewey number
779/.2092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
catalogs
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  • Aletti, Vince.
  • Paul Kasmin Gallery
  • Pace/MacGill
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  • Hujar, Peter
  • Portrait photography
  • Hujar, Peter
  • Portrait photography
Label
Peter Hujar : lost downtown, introduction by Vince Aletti
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Published on the occasion of the exhibition held at Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, in collaboration with Pace/MacGill Gallery, January 28-February 27, 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn935195418
Dimensions
33 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
35 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9783958291065
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)935195418
Label
Peter Hujar : lost downtown, introduction by Vince Aletti
Publication
Note
Published on the occasion of the exhibition held at Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, in collaboration with Pace/MacGill Gallery, January 28-February 27, 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn935195418
Dimensions
33 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
35 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9783958291065
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)935195418

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