Peter Hujar — Speed of Life



Peter Hujar
Speed of Life

Past: October 15, 2019 → January 19, 2020

Play Peter Hujar – Jeu de Paume, Paris Peter Hujar – Jeu de Paume, Paris American photographer and a major player in the East Village art scene, Peter Hujar is a contemporary of the evolution and visibility of the gay lifestyle between the late 1960s and the AIDS crisis in the 1980s.

The life and art of Peter Hujar (1934–1987) were rooted in downtown New York. Private by nature, combative in manner, well-read, and widely connected, Hujar inhabited a world of avant-garde dance, music, art, and drag performance. His mature career paralleled the public unfolding of gay life between the Stonewall uprising in 1969 and the AIDS crisis of the 1980s.

In his loft studio in the East Village, Hujar focused on those who followed their creative instincts and shunned mainstream success. He made, in his words, “uncomplicated, direct photographs of complicated and difficult subjects,” immortalizing moments, individuals, and subcultures passing at the speed of life.

Curator: Joel Smith and Quentin Bajac


Exhibition photo Paris

08 Paris 8 Zoom in 08 Paris 8 Zoom out

1, place de la Concorde

75008 Paris

T. 01 47 03 12 50


Opening hours

Every day except Monday, 11 AM – 7 PM
Late night on Tuesday until 9 PM

Admission fee

Full rate €11,20 — Concessions €8,70

The artist