Peter Hujar - Photographs New York Wednesday, April 6, 2022 | Phillips

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  • "There is no essential difference between these photos and his other work, however strange this may seem at first…You immediately see the clumsy elegance of a dog, the tragic gaze of a cow, the physical mass of a black horse, the ludicrous, coquettish turn of a goose,  but on second examination you realize that each animal bears the weight of the same tragic and irrevocable mortality as Hujar’s human sitters."
    Hripsimé Visser, Peter Hujar: A Retrospective

    • Literature

      Smith, Gefter, and Turtell, Peter Hujar: Speed of Life, pl. 112
      Scalo, Peter Hujar: A Retrospective, p. 163
      Grey Art Gallery, Peter Hujar, p. 61


Great Dane (Sphinx)

Toned gelatin silver print.
14 1/2 x 14 3/4 in. (36.8 x 37.5 cm)
'Printed by the Artist' and estate copyright credit reproduction limitation stamps, additionally signed, titled, dated and annotated by Stephen Koch, Executor, in pencil on the verso.

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$12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $69,300

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New York Auction 6 April 2022