Robert Melee

Self Portrait

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Self Portrait
Robert Melee
Self Portrait
2000
slip cover, gilded frame, and black and white photographs
243.8 x 137.2cm
Making the most of embarrassment, Robert Melee’s Self Portrait encapsulates all the cringe-worthy sentiments of family photography. Inlaid within a multi-window frame, the same image of Melee’s face is replicated in each space: dull-eyed, bad haircut, painstakingly self-conscious. Reminiscent of Warhol’s multiples, Melee offers his portrait as both icon and keepsake, magnifying the nakedness of personal disclosure as a generic and empty sentiment.

     
 


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