Aug 13, 2020 - Sale 2544

Sale 2544 - Lot 159

Price Realized: $ 10,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,500

PETER HUJAR (1934-1987)

Portrait of an Agitator As a Tough Man (Jim Fouratt).
Silver print, the image measuring 342.9 mm.; 13 1/2 inches square, the sheet 419.1x355.6 mm.; 16 1/2x14 inches, with Hujar's credit, title, date, and printing notations, on a trimmed index card, print verso. 1969.

Additional Details

Jim Fouratt was an early LGBTQ+ activist and participated in the Stonewall Riots the summer of 1969. He was a founding member of Gay Liberation Front, the first post-Stonewall lesbian and gay activist organization. Fouratt was a founding member of HEAL and ACT UP, and also a founding board member of the New York Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center. At the time this photograph was taken he was in a romantic relationship with Peter Hujar.