Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Self Portrait 1975

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Date:

    1975 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bien, Ania (photographer)

  • Museum number:

    E.974:1-2000

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 512M, case PX3, shelf 6 []

Physical description

Sequence of 19 black and white gelatin silver photographs arranged in one continuous row as directed by the artist. The sequence shows the artist's face as a child (E.974:1 to 9-2000), beginning full toned and fading to white (E.974:10-2000) and then as a young woman moving to pale to full toned (E.974:11 to 19-2000). The passage from childhood to the late teens is interrupted by relocation in the United States which is perhaps signified by the blank photograph at the centre of composition.

Date

1975 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Bien, Ania (photographer)

Dimensions

Height: 9 cm of piece, Width: 171 cm of piece, Height: 9 cm of each photograph, Width: 9 cm of each photograph

Object history note

Two sets of the work from the edition are in the collections of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and the Ministry of Culture, The Netherlands.

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Gelatin silver process

Subjects depicted

Time; Growth

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.