Peter HujarPeter Hujar Curated By Elton John
Bringing together the sensibilities of two remarkable artists, “Peter Hujar curated by Elton John” provides striking proof of how one artist’s eye can shed light on another. Though known worldwide as one of the most revered and exhilarating performers of our era, Elton John is also a seasoned collector of photographs, with an acute and highly personal understanding of Peter Hujar’s achievement.
Through a selection of fifty photographs, Peter Hujar curated by Elton John presents a wide-ranging survey of Hujar’s celebrated career. In this new monograph, published to accompany an exhibition at Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco, Elton John writes, “Hujar’s humanity, depth, and sensual insights aren’t for everyone, and don’t need to be, but once his pictures get into your bloodstream they are impossible to shake.”
The publication includes works spanning nearly two decades, featuring portraits of Hujar’s eclectic circle of friends, his landmark nudes, atmospheric landscapes, portraits of performers (Stevie Wonder, Peggy Lee, and Edgar Winter), and a moving image of the artist with his mother.
- Dap Artbook
- Language English
- Format30.4 x 25.4 cm