The estate of Hugh Steers, the figurative painter who died of AIDS in 1995 at the age of 32, is now represented by Chelsea’s Alexander Gray Associates. The gallery made an announcement about the representation today, and is readying a three-person show of work by Steers, Paul Cadmus and Andy Warhol, opening June 8.
Steers’s richly colored canvases often portray men or gay couples in emotionally and psychologically intense situations, alone in bedrooms or hospitals. During his life, the artist showed with the Richard Anderson gallery in New York.
The nonprofit group Visual AIDS is readying a catalogue raisonné of Steers’s work.