Sunday, March 23, 2008

Peter Hujar'' Second Avenue @ Matthew Marks

ARTmostfierce really liked this show. ''Second Avenue'' by Peter Hujar demonstrates and exemplifies how some photographs endure time and with it develop a classic expression and lasting impression of its subjects.
This series of photographs taken by Peter Hujar in his studio located at 189 Second Avenue at East 12th street. All of Hujar images display a distinct realism unseen in other photographers of the era. They eschew the fashion backdrop and pose for the recurring ,bare, cracked wall of his Second Avenue studio.They focus on a beauty that comes with mortality which never verges towards the manipulative or grotesque . His work always reflects a  unique empathy, whoever the subject might be.

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