Event Calendar
January 1, 2000
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Robert A. Sobieszek
Curator of Photography, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
GHOST IN THE SHELL
Photography and the Human Soul, 1850-2000
Historian Peter Selz has compared Gottfried Helnwein's tortured, screaming, and bandaged self-portraits to Messerschmidt's sculptural self-portraits, but the artist has said, " The reason why I took up the subject of self-portraits and why I have put myself on stage was to function as a kind of representative. There is nothing autobiographical, no therapy, and it says nothing about me personally. I am always available as a model." ...
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Black Mirror, Self-Portrait
polaroid, 1987, 70 x 52 cm / 27 x 20''




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