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Hujar, Peter (Photographer); Fraenkel, Jeffrey; Aletti, Vince & Koch, Stephen (Contributors). PETER HUJAR: LOVE & LUST. San Francisco, CA: Fraenkel Gallery, 2014. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 82 pages. As New.

Exhibition Catalog. Retrospective collection of nudes. The first and only edition. Published in a tiny print run as a softcover original only. The First Edition is now rare. An austerely elegant production by Katy Homans: Oversize-volume format. Pictorial softcovers with a full-page self-portrait on the cover and titles on the spine, as issued. Photographs by Peter Hujar. Text by Jeffrey Fraenkel, Vince Aletti, Stephen Koch, and Fran Lebowitz. Translucent glassine slipcase. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Verona, Italy to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of the retrospective exhibition of the same name held at the Fraenkel Gallery San Francisco in 2014. Presents, in one sumptuous volume, "Peter Hujar: Love & Lust". Brings together Hujar's nudes, mostly male, a few female, plus a lovely formal portrait of the pioneering and iconic gay couple Merce Cunningham and John Cage. "Celebrated and revered by artists, the work of Peter Hujar remains something of a public secret. His photographs dealing with sex and eroticism, made between the years 1969 and 1986, have come to define a certain era in New York. Today, they are widely considered to be his finest and most radical work. Hujar's view of the human body is uninhibited and uncompromising, but his poignant explorations of sexuality and desire also project a universal humanity. Captured in deeply textured black-and-white, these photographs present a view of human relationships that encompasses both the tender and the taboo" (Publisher's blurb). "Looking at his photographs of nude men is the closest I ever came to experience what it is to inhabit male flesh" (Nan Goldin). An absolute "must-have" title for Peter Hujar collectors. This title is a great erotic art photography book. This is one of very few copies of the Exhibition Catalog still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare copy thus. 37 plates. One of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER PETER HUJAR TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1881337375. $200.00

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