Self-portraiture is a photographic genre that Jim and I have been recently discussing, and Bill has seen some of my latest in this vein.
All this has led me to reopen one of my all-time favorite books in my art library, the Phaidon Press “Five Hundred Self-Portraits”, curated by Julian Bell and covering a sweep of time from ancient Egyptian to the early 21st century. And I found myself sidetracked all morning from my usual daily agenda by diving into the work of one of my very favorite self-portrayers, Frieda Kahlo (I should mention that I am particularly fond of her “Self-Portrait With My Parrots” — but I find many, many more of her pieces, like “The Two Friedas” or “The Broken Column” to be unforgettable.)
So I again decided to stage a little invitational exhibition with some current correspondents who have a photographic bent. Okay, let’s get right into it. Read and scroll on.
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