Loewe Is Celebrating the Art of David Wojnarowicz With a Capsule Collection Benefitting Visual AIDS
Printed T-Shirts With Purpose
The designer Jonathan Anderson has long cited the photographer Peter Hujar as an inspiration behind his work, at both his own label and the Spanish luxury house Loewe. This month, a selection of Hujar’s work will go on display at Loewe’s Gran Via store in Madrid, along with images by Hujar’s friend and protégé, the artist, filmmaker, writer, and activist David Wojnarowicz.
To coincide with the show, Loewe has released a collection of four limited-edition T-shirts to honor Wojnarowicz, whose deeply personal work about political and social issues relating to the AIDS epidemic, particularly after the death of Hujar, sparked political controversy — and provided inspiration — during the ’80s. Anderson chose four of Wojnarowicz’s works, made between 1982 and 1990 — including the colorful supermarket poster “Jean Genet Masturbating in Metteray Prison” — to turn into vibrant silk-screen prints. Just 400 T-shirts were made using each print, and all proceeds from the project will benefit the Visual AIDS Foundation, which preserves and promotes the work of H.I.V.-positive artists. $99, loewe.com — CATHLEEN O’NEIL
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New York’s fearless demimonde – in pictures
Securing Peter Hujar’s place among the greats by Stephen Koch
May 2018 issue
Peter and His Kind
by Jed Perl
April 5, 2018 Issue
Shadow and Light
A Peter Hujar retrospective illuminates the life and work of a major New York City photographer.
March 2, 2018
Peter Hujar’s Dazzling Second Act by Brendan Toller
Peter Hujar’s Elegy for New York City in the 1980s
Hyperallergic February 24, 2018 by Edward M. Gómez
Document Journal, “The Eternal Peter Hujar”
The Animals Who Captivated a Legendary Downtown Photographer
by Chris Wiley February 3, 2018
Morgan Library’s Peter Hujar retrospective: the way of all flesh
by Ariella Budick, Financial Times
He Made Them Glow: A Maverick’s Portraits Live On
Review by Holland Cotter in the New York Times
The Bohemian Rhapsody of Peter Hujar
Photographs at the crossroads of high art and low life.
Years before the Lower East Side was home to surf shops and vegan cupcakes, AIDS and drugs ravaged the community, and galleries had names like Civilian Warfare. It was there (among other venues) that Lankton, who died in 1996, exhibited her remarkable doll sculptures. Although best known to many as a muse of Nan Goldin’s, Lankton was a superb artist in her own right, capturing the glam and the pain of the artistic life in paint, paper, and wire. In her case, the pain was both psychic and physical; born Greg, in Michigan, Lankton had gender reassignment surgery in her early twenties, an operation she detailed in watercolors seen here. As compelling as the figures themselves are (from a life-size Diana Vreeland to a bust of Candy Darling), it’s the memorabilia and the photographs of Lankton (by Goldin, Peter Hujar, and others) that will capture your heart. Through Dec. 21.
November 2 – December 21