Self Portrait #1 (American), 2008


Framed archival pigmented ink print of a black and white photograph.

38.00 x 16.13 in

96.5 x 41.0 cm

Edition of 5

About The Work

Celebrated photographer Collier Schorr confronts the ambiguities of identity formation in Self Portrait # 1 (American), part of an early series of four self-portraits. Posed with a borrowed Harley Davidson, grease smeared across her face and eyes squinting, Schorr slips into a fictive reality. Resolutely American in its historical references to '50s biker culture and Elvis-style pinups, but actually taken in Germany, the image invites multiple levels of interpretation. The artist performs roles of class, gender, and sexuality in this rare self-portrait.

About Collier Schorr

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  • White frame is slightly damaged on lower left corner and scuffed elsewhere; however, there is no damage to the structural integrity of the frame or to the photograph itself.
  • This work is framed. Frame measurements are 49.00" x 38.50".
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