Self: Portraits of Artists in their Absence

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Untitled 01 self portrait, 1997 Mask © Courtesy of the artist and Anton Kern Gallery New York
Self: Portraits of Artists in their Absence

1083 Fifth Avenue
10128 New York City
January 29th, 2015 - May 3rd, 2015
Opening: January 29th, 2015 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Artists have created self-portraits for centuries, in part to ensure presence in their absence. Self explores the relationship artists have with their own image and how self-representation has evolved over the past 200 years. In our age of compulsive self-celebration, it is an especially compelling moment to examine this enduring artistic genre.

The exhibition is organized by Maurizio Pellegrin, Creative Director; Diana Thompson, Curator of the Collection; and Filippo Fossati, Curator at Large.

The National Academy Museum and School gratefully acknowledges support for this exhibition from The Greenwich Collection.
The Academy gratefully acknowledges support for our programming and activities from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Hearst Foundations, the Sy Syms Foundation, The Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Foundation, the Steven Steigman Fund for Young Artists, The Greenwich Collection, The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank, The Reed Foundation, the Bonnie Cashin Fund, J.P. Morgan, The Cowles Charitable Trust, and the Alex J. Ettl Foundation.
We are also deeply grateful for the generous support of individual donors, National Academicians, Academy Patrons, and Friends Circle members, whose contributions and participation are vital to the life of the Academy.
This program is supported, in part,
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