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Untitled (Back #155 Lyle), 2000 © Courtesy of the artist & Studio Museum in Harlem
Self/Portrait
Curated by: Thomas J. Lax

144 W. 125th St.
New York, NY 10027
July 14th, 2011 - October 23rd, 2011
Opening: July 14th, 2011 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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WEBSITE:  
http://www.studiomuseum.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
harlem
EMAIL:  
pr@studiomuseum.org
PHONE:  
212.864.4500
OPEN HOURS:  
Thu-Fri 12-9; Sat 10-6; Sun 12-6
TAGS:  
photography

DESCRIPTION

Over the past ten years, Lyle Ashton Harris has created a series of over 200 intimate, sepia-toned portraits he has termed “Chocolate Polaroids,” capturing each sitter’s face and back. Lyle Ashton Harris: Self/Portrait, organized by Exhibition Coordinator and Program Associate Thomas J. Lax, presents over a dozen large-format Polaroid photographs portraying Harris’s friends, family, colleagues and self from 1998–2008, examining the artist’s long-standing interest in self-portraiture, performance and intersecting communities.