500 Self Portraits.
Since the release of the original PhaIdon published book, ‘Five Hundred Self Portraits’ in 1937 the world has changed tremendously. As the world has evolved, so has the need to capture and showcase our self image.
The newly revised edition of ‘Five Hundred Self Portraits’ features work by celebrated artists such as Dürer, Rembrandt, Marina Abramović, David Hockney, and Cindy Sherman, but has also been expanded to include the portraits marginal figures, feminist artworks different ethnic and geographical backgrounds.
Although these two books are based in different era’s, the central theme and concept are the same. Over time the idea of self documentation has only grown and has created a new realm in which artists can play and discover. The spectrum becomes broadened and inclusive, self documentation is something everyone can feel and agree upon.
Check out the newest version of ‘Five Hundred Self-Portraits at Phaidon. http://ca.phaidon.com/store/art/500-self-portraits-9780714875958/