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Peter Hujar

'Brion Gysin, Paris'

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April 13, 08:08 PM GMT


5,000 - 7,000 USD

Lot Details


Peter Hujar

1934 - 1987

'Brion Gysin, Paris'

gelatin silver print, signed, titled 'Brion Gysen [sic]', and dated in pencil on the reverse, framed, 1980

image: 14 ¾ by 14 ¾ in. (37.5 by 37.5 cm.)

frame: 22 ¾ by 22 ¾ in. (57.8 by 57.8 cm.)

Peter Hujar: Speed of Life (Fundación MAPFRE and Aperture, 2017), p. 207

British-born Brion Gysin (1916 - 1986) was a painter, writer, sound poet, performance artist, and creator of 'cut-ups' (a collage technique for the written word). At 19, he joined the Surrealist Group in Paris but was quickly expelled by André Breton. Later affiliated with the Beat Generation, his friend and collaborator William Burroughs once stated that Gysin 'was the only man I ever respected.'

A print of this image in the collection of The Morgan Library & Museum, New York.