Peter Hujar was a photographer and a key figure in the downtown New York scene of the 1970s and 1980s.

His photographs of friends, acquaintances and night time scenes of the city are some of the most iconic of that time. The 1970s and 80s New York scene has been particularly influential on generations of Glasgow-based artists and these photographs give an international context to Glasgow's collections. This selection of 7 prints includes street portraits and images of downtown New York City at night. All works were printed by Hujar within his lifetime. This is the first time Hujar's work has been acquired by a UK public collection. Presented by the Art Fund through Art Fund International.


The artist's estate.

GoMA, Gallery of Modern Art

Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, Strathclyde, G1 3AZ
01412 873 050

Opening times

Mon – Wed, Sat, 10am – 5pm Thu, 10am – 8pm Fri, Sun, 11am – 5pm

Closed 25 – 26 Dec and 1 – 2 Jan

Closed from 12.30pm on 31 Dec

Exhibitions at GoMA, Gallery of Modern Art

Back to top