Self Portrait

Andy Warhol American, 1928-1987
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The close-up view of his own face in this pair of self-portraits is a dead giveaway of a cheap photo booth. The rapt attention and the fingers touching his mouth are a mannerism borrowed from the poses matinee idols struck in the 1940s. The colors are chosen with pure indulgence. Despite those affectations, the artist allows us a glimpse of himself as an intensely private individual who hides behind his public persona.

Self Portrait

1967

Andy Warhol

1928-1987

American

Unknown

Screenprint in paint on canvas

Unframed: 72 × 72 inches (182.9 × 182.9 cm) Framed: 72 1/4 × 72 1/4 × 1 3/8 inches (183.5 × 183.5 × 3.5 cm)

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Contemporary Art after 1950

Founders Society Purchase, Friends of Modern Art Fund

68.292.2

© 2005 Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Restricted Contact: Artists Rights Society (ARS) 65 Bleecker Street, 12th Floor New York, NY 10012 Tel: 212-420-9160 | Fax: 212-420-9286 Email: [email protected]

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1967, the artist

bought by (Leo Castelli Gallery) (New York, New York, USA)

1968, purchased by the DIA.

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Cummings, F.J., and Elam, C.H., eds. The Detroit Institute of Arts Illustrated Handbook. Detroit, 1971, p. 187.

Bulletin of the DIA 50, no. 4 (1971): 61, 63–69 (ill.).

Billeter, Erika and David Bourden. "Andy Warhol: ein Buch zur Ausstellung im Kunsthaus Zurich.” Bern, 1978, cat. no. 69.

Ratcliff, Carter. Andy Warhol. Vol. 4, New York, 1983, p. 94, no. 93.

Christie, Manson, and Woods. "Andy Warhol: The Series of 72-Inch Self-Portraits." In Post-War and Contemporary Art: Evening Auction. London, 2011, pp. 58–65.

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Andy Warhol, Self Portrait, 1967, screenprint in paint on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Friends of Modern Art Fund, 68.292.2.

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