HUJAR, PETER (1934-1987) [Candy Darling on her Death Bed],
1973, likely printed 1980s. Gelatin silver print, 14 5/8 x 14 5/8 inches (374 x 374 mm) on larger sheet, verso signed by Hujar in blue ink. Minor silvering noted towards the edges of the image, the tones of the image with tones slightly towards towards rose, possibly a deliberate effect, though we do not note this in other examples of the image. Framed.
Candy Darling, a transsexual Warhol superstar (starring in Flesh, 1968 and Women in Revolt1971) and a prominent member of his circle, died of lymphoma in 1974. Hujar's photograph of her is one of the great icons of the period. Stahel and Visser Peter Hujar: A Retrospective, Scalo, 1994, p. 183 (a copy of which is included in the lot). With Marcuse Pfeifer Gallery.
C From the Estate of Laura Bostwick
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