four self portraits


David Whittaker aka David Kim Whittaker (British, b. 1964, Cornwall, UK) - 1: Self Portrait Four, Jewel Box (The Broads, Thundery Showers, Late Afternoon, A Young Girl in Reflection, Poetics of the Past Never Forgotten), 2011  2: Self Portrait One, The Silent Storm (The Broads, Shifting Thunder, Cool, Sound of a Distant Jet Way Above), 2011  3: Quite A Little Freaker, 2011  4: The Devadasi English Landscape, 2011  5: Cover For Modern Painters, 2011    Paintings: Oil, Acrylics on Canvas / Wood Panels

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Dieter Roth, Untitled, Self Portrait in Four Parts, (1971)

(from top)

1)   Untitled (Self Portrait “B” #1)

 2)  Untitled (Self Portrait “B” #2)

 3)  Untitled (Self Portrait “B” #3)

 4)  Untitled (Self Portrait “B” #4)

Four Images that appear to be identical at first glance, until you notice the “building” of Roth’s shadowy identity in the lower left hand corner of each successive print.