John Bratby

Two Self-Portraits and Studio Window

Two Self-Portraits and Studio Window by John Bratby

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Portraiture was an ongoing preoccupation of the English artist John Bratby. Over the course of his career, he did numerous self-portraits, a number of which, like this work, include several views of the artist. He elaborated that the reason behind his obsession with painting himself was not ‘egocentricity or vanity. I was the most pliable and obedient model. All one needed was a mirror.’ (Intimate Portraits, 2005)

Title
Two Self-Portraits and Studio Window
Artist/creator
Production date
1975
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
1250 x 943 x 33 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Artist, 1984
Accession no
1984/12/9
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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