One of the amazing things about the last 30 years is how underground artists are now old masters (I guess it was ever so).
Case in point Peter Hujar, now a prize of that most august of cultural institutions, the Morgan Library : http://www.themorgan.org/exhibitions/peter-hujar
One additional sign of his acclaim, the recent (and not very appetizing) novel that used one of his photos as a signature image.
And there was a sympathetic and wonderfully written review in the NYTimes that brought back what it was like to encounter him a generation ago.
“It’s hard to say which is more surprising: that Peter Hujar’s photographs of 1970s and ’80s underground life in New York life have found their way to the Morgan Library & Museum, or that this Classically-minded institution has become unbuttoned enough to exhibit them in a heartbreaker of a show called “Peter Hujar: Speed of Life.”