Inscribed in pencil in unknown hand, verso upper right corner: 23
Inscribed in pencil, verso center: Jackie Curtis and Lance Loud/ 1975
Stamped in ink, verso lower left corner: THE ESTATE OF PETER HUJAR/ STEPHEN KOCH, EXECUTOR/ PRINTED BY THE ARTIST
Stamped in ink, verso lower center: COPYRIGHT 1987 [inscribed in pencil]/ THE ESTATE OF PETER HUJAR/ NOT TO BE REPRODUCED IN ANY FORM/ WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM/ THE ESTATE
Stamped in ink, verso lower right corner: FROM THE ESTATE# / 639-2-7 / EPH468-A-1 [inscribed in pencil in unknown hand]/ Stephen Koch [signed in pencil]
Hujar’s black-and-white portraits provide intimate glimpses of the New York scene in the 1970s and ’80s. In portraits of such figures as Candy Darling, Susan Sontag, and his own lovers Paul Thek and David Wojnarowicz, Hujar created a moving document of a community of queer artists. This portrait depicts Jackie Curtis, a provocative performer and Warhol Superstar who appeared in Warhol’s Flesh (1968) and Women in Revolt (1971), with Curtis’s then husband Lance Loud, who appeared on the early reality television series An American Family (1973) and was a member of the downtown rock band The Mumps. Curtis’s work foregrounded the performance of gender, and Curtis is often quoted as having said, "I am not a boy, not a girl. I am not gay, not straight. I’m not a drag queen, not a transsexual . . . I’m just me, Jackie."
"Acquisitions of the Princeton University Art Museum 2001," Record of the Princeton University Art Museum 61 (2002): p. 101-142.