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Self-Portrait (feet)

A work made of vintage gelatin silver prints (6).

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  • A work made of vintage gelatin silver prints (6).

Date:

1989

Artist:

John Coplans
American, born England, 1920–2003

About this artwork

After fighting for the British in World War II, John Coplans devoted his life to art. He moved to San Francisco in 1960 and within a few years cofounded the renowned journal Artforum. In 1984 Coplans began a series in which he documented his own aging body. Detesting the flawless portrayals in fashion advertisements, he favored a bluntly realistic representation of the human figure. Here Coplans zoomed in on the rough texture of his heels. The closeness of lens to subject creates a tension between intimacy and anonymity.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

John Coplans

Title

Self-Portrait (feet)

Place

United States (Artist's nationality)

Date

Made 1989

Medium

Vintage gelatin silver prints (6)

Dimensions

Each: 53 × 42.7 cm (20 7/8 × 16 13/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Boardroom, Inc.

Reference Number

1992.661

Extended information about this artwork

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