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Photographs from the Estate of Alice Rose George

Peter Hujar

'Ethyl Eichelberger, Nefertiti'

Lot Closed

April 13, 06:01 PM GMT


15,000 - 25,000 USD

Lot Details


Peter Hujar

1934 - 1987

'Ethyl Eichelberger, Nefertiti'

gelatin silver print, signed and dated in ink and with title in pencil on the reverse, framed, 1979

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.)

Acquired from the photographer

Actor, writer, director, and drag performer Ethyl Eichelberger (1945–1990) was a mainstay of the East Village scene in the 1970s and 1980s. Eichelberger wrote nearly 40 plays, several of which starred him as characters ranging from Phaedra, Shi Liu (The Demon), and Minnie the Maid to Medea, Clytemnestra, and Nefertiti. A friend and favored subject, Hujar photographed Eichelberger in costume, in drag, and nude. The present image was used to advertise Eichelberger’s September 1983 performance at The Pyramid Club.

A print of this image is in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.