Self-Portraits

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Nina Katchadourian by Mónica de la Torre​
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Embracing boredom and creative constraints, Katchadourian tells of in-flight artwork and other conceptual projects.

Les Blank’s A Poem Is a Naked Person by Alex Zafiris
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Thanks to his son, Harrod Blank, the filmmaker’s forty-year-old documentary on musician Leon Russell is finally released.

Hans Witschi by Zipora Fried
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Zipora Fried talks with Witschi about the intricate methodology that inspires his paintings, his digital image archive, and his musical notation.

Kenya (Robinson) by Lee Ann Norman
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Kenya (Robinson) reflects on the end of her MFA program and becoming a professional artist.

When the Dull Normal Marries the Grifter And the Disillusioned Patsy Travels Abroad by Jennifer Blowdryer
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For this edition of BOMBlog’s reprint from [ 2nd Floor Projects ], Jennifer Blowdryer writes an aggressively witty autobiographical prose piece inspired by work in [ 2FP ]’s exhibition Here Comes Everybody.

K8 Hardy by Ariana Reines
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The obsession with documentation and online sharing might have caused K8 Hardy to press pause on performing, at least for now. Hardy discusses, with poet Raines, the runway show she’s producing for the Whitney Biennial.

Jimmie Durham by Manuel Cirauqui
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I met Jimmie Durham the day after the opening of his retrospective at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris in February of 2009. 

dongghab by Sowon Kwon by Moyra Davey
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In paying homage to Ed Ruscha’s Twentysix Gasoline Stations, Sowon Kwon’s book project dongghab suggests a connection between nascent American postmodernism and violence.

David Shapiro by John Haskell
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 David Shapiro, whose show Money Is No Object was on view at the Sue Scott Gallery this spring, has created a group of vellum scrolls on which he has placed the bills and receipts and ticket stubs he’s collected over the course of a year. 

Two Poems by Víctor Manuel Gaviria

This First Proof contains two poems by Víctor Manuel Gaviria.

Fakir Musafar, Spirit + Flesh by Marvin Heiferman
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Spirit + Flesh, a collection of Fakir Musafar’s self-portraits, document the extremes to which Musafar subjects his own body, from compression to piercing.

Lee Friedlander by Tina Barney
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Lee Friedlander has been making self-portraits since the early 1960s.

Chuck Close by Lisa Yuskavage
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It was in 1981 and I was a sophomore in art school when I first encountered Chuck Close’s work at a show called Contemporary American Realism Since 1960. I was struck by how it didn’t resemble any of the other work in the show.

Billy Sullivan by Saul Ostrow
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Painter Billy Sullivan recalls the wisdom of Warhol, Woodstock wiles and the downside of mail-order boots.

Self Portraits by Kiki Smith
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Three self-portraits by Kiki Smith.

Self-Portraits 1 and 1A by Claudia Hart
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Two black-and-white self-portraits by Claudia Hart, labeled “The Spirit of Humanism” and “The Spirit of Marxism.” 

Untitled by ​William Anastasi
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Untitled photomural with graphite and white correction fluid by William Anastasi.

Self Portraits from the series For Whom the Bell’s Told by ​Bruce Cratsley
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Series of color polaroids of the photographer, Self Portraits from the series For Whom the Bell’s Told, by Bruce Cratsley. 

Two Photographs by John Coplans
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Two black and white photographs of nudes, titled Self Portrait, Side View Walking and Self Portrait, Reclining Torso, Arms Folded by John Coplans.

Two Photographs by Susan Unterberg
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Two photographic portraits, Self-Portrait and Mother Series by Susan Unterberg.

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