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Peter Hujar

Cruising the Waterfront

Painter and art historian Jonathan Weinberg remembers the crumbling Hudson River piers of the 1970s and '80s, a zone of gay cruising and maverick art projects, predating today's gentrification and new…

Finding Thek’s Tomb

Recently uncovered photographs by Peter Hujar provide an intimate, often unsettling record of Paul Thek as he fashioned the self-portrait figure for his now vanished 1967 installation The Tomb

How Far Is Too Far?

Contemporary artists have made work depicting graphic sexual acts, damaging property, injuring their own bodies, or paying others to alter theirs. But when does art cross the line from avant-garde to…