Pace Gallery Opening – September 2019

Peter Hujar

Master Class
14 September–19 October 2019

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Opening Reception
Sep 14, 2019
10 AM – 6 PM

For the public opening of 540 West 25th Street on Saturday, September 14, 2019, Pace/MacGill will present Peter Hujar Master Class. Featuring a selection of Hujar’s black-and-white portraits acquired by Richard Avedon in the 1970s, the exhibition examines the photographer’s idiomatic approach to portraiture that treated each photograph as a stand-alone object, capable of evoking complex emotions and expressions. The influence of Avedon’s acclaimed Master Class, a weekly seminar taught by Avedon and art director Marvin Israel at Avedon’s New York City studio and in which Hujar was enrolled in 1967, will also be examined through scholarly research. The Master Class included visiting speakers such as Diane Arbus and Lucas Samaras, and opened doors for a number of young photographers.

Avedon and Hujar remained friends following the workshop’s close and, over time, Avedon acquired the eight superb prints on view, each of which deftly captures Hujar’s avant-garde circle with penetrating sensitivity and psychological depth. The exhibition will also include Hujar’s four-part work made during the Master Class, ‘Nude Self-Portrait Series’ #1, #2, #3, #4 (1967).

https://www.pacegallery.com/galleries/new-york/

Connaissance des Arts – September 2019

Les expos de la rentrée 2019 : Photo

C’est la rentrée ! Découvrez notre sélection d’expositions Photo à ne pas manquer cet automne !

 

https://www.connaissancedesarts.com/photographie/les-expos-de-la-rentree-2019-photo-11124784/

New York Times – August 2019

In Chicago, Overlooked Achievements by L.G.B.T.Q. Artists

An ambitious survey of underrecognized gay artists of the last half century.

by Arthur Lubow

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/02/arts/design/chicago-overlooked-stonewall-art.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Farts&action=click&contentCollection=arts&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront&utm_source=Breakfast+with+ARTnews&utm_campaign=8b686a3353-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_08_02_06_34&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c5d7f10ceb-8b686a3353-293940819

Blouin ArtInfo – July 2019

Pace/MacGill Moves to New Headquarters

For its inaugural show in Chelsea, Pace/MacGill will present a selection of black-and-white portraits by Peter Hujar acquired beginning September 14, 2019.

https://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/3704837/pacemacgill-moves-to-new-headquarters

GayTimes Magazine – July 2019

Kiss My Genders an intelligent collection that challenges assumptions – review

by Chris Selman

https://www.gaytimes.co.uk/culture/124409/kiss-my-genders-an-intelligent-collection-that-challenges-assumptions-review/

Antiques and the Arts – July 2019

Pride Sale Makes Swann Proud

The top lot in the sale was Peter Hujar, “David Wojnarowicz: Manhattan-Night (III),” silver print, 1985. Estimated at $15/25,000, it sold to a private collector on the phone for $106,250 and set a new auction record for any work by the artist.

The top lot in the sale was Peter Hujar, “David Wojnarowicz: Manhattan-Night (III),” silver print, 1985.

Estimated at $15/25,000, it sold to a private collector on the phone for $106,250 and set a new auction record for any work by the artist.

 

https://www.antiquesandthearts.com/pride-sale-makes-swann-proud/

Dazed – July 2019

Photographers creating work through the queer gaze

In the Hayward Gallery’s new show, over 30 international artists interrogate the idea of the male gaze by forging an alternative

https://www.dazeddigital.com/art-photography/article/45069/1/kiss-my-genders-queer-gaze-hayward-catherine-opie-victoria-sin-juliana-huxtable

The Art Newspaper – July 2019

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From a travelling survey show on Stonewall to bronze sculptures of everyday objects

by Gareth Harris and Victoria Stapley-Brown

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/review/three-exhibitions-to-see-in-new-york-this-weekend30

Washington Post – June 2019

LGBT artists sent messages from the closet to survive before Stonewall. Now, homophobes are coopting the technique.

by Philip Kennicott

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/museums/lgbt-artists-sent-messages-from-the-closet-to-survive-before-stonewall-now-homophobes-coopting-the-technique/2019/06/20/96540414-8c8a-11e9-adf3-f70f78c156e8_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.cda6ca031ba0

Bloomberg – June 2019

Gay Art Auctions: Does the Label Help or Hurt an Artist’s Market?

Three separate auctions are creating a new LGBTQ art category.

By James Tarmey

 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-21/gay-art-auctions-warhol-hujar-hockney-leibovitz-ritts-bacon