1) Girl in my Hallway; 2) West Side Parking Lots; 3) Boy in Plastic Pants; 4) Chair, Canal Street Pier; 5) Hallway, Canal Street Pier; 6) Blanket; 7) David Lighting Up by Peter Hujar

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


Gelatin silver print on paper
Each sheet: 50.8 x 40.6; image 36.8 x 37.3 cm
Art Fund grant:
£55,263 ( Total: £55,263)
Acquired in:
Matthew Marks Gallery

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.

Venue details

GoMA, Gallery of Modern Art Royal Exchange Square, GLASGOW Strathclyde G1 3AZ 01412 873 050 www.glasgowlife.org.uk/GoMA

Entry details

Free to all

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