FACING THE WORLD: SELF-PORTRAITS FROM REMBRANDT TO AI WEIWEI. Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe, 2016. Published by Snoeck Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Cologne. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Ram Publications, Santa Monica. 288 pp. 30 x 25 cm. ISBN 9783864421396 In English.
Publisher's description: From Rembrandt's brooding self-portraits in oil to Ai Weiwei's Instagram posts -- 140 works by 100 artists showcase the history of the selfie in this substantial compendium of self-portraits from medieval mirror paintings to the obsessive self-questioning of modern photography and video. Fueled by the continuous self-presentation enabled by social media, self-portraiture has become more relevant than ever. Spanning 600 years in painting, drawing, photography, video and performance, this exciting selection of self-portraits by a wide variety of artists includes Simon Vouet, Rembrandt, Hyacinthe Rigaud, David Wilkie, David Octavius Hill, Edvard Munch, Henri Matisse, Oskar Kokoschka, Andy Warhol, Bruce Nauman, Marina Abramovich, Tracey Emin, Ai Weiwei, John Coplans, Robert Mapplethorpe, Ken Currie and Alison Watt, among many others. Curated by Dorit Schafer, Stephane Paccoud and Imogen Gibbon.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Several Periods — Several Media
Worldwide Number: 037278
Paperbound $55.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)