Aug 17, 2023 - Sale 2644

Sale 2644 - Lot 252

Price Realized: $ 31,200
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000

PETER HUJAR (1934-1987)

Shoe for Elizabeth.
Silver print, the image measuring 375x476 mm; 14 3/4x18 3/4 inches, the sheet 403x502 mm; 15 7/8x19 3/4 inches, with Hujar's signature, title, and edition notation 5/15 in ink on verso. 1981.

"Elizabeth" likely refers to Elizabeth Staahl, a friend of Hujar and his lover Steve Lawrence. The three collaborated in the late 1960s-early 1970s on a publication called Newspaper. Staahl was an illustrator, who worked on a number of zines during that period.