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The self-portrait is a classic, well-tried but also intense and sometimes raw genre taking many different expressions all through art history. Louisiana’s big autumn exhibition will be showing major works from the twentieth century – from van Gogh till the present and in all media. It will tell the story of the transformation of self-representations. In the self-portraits we encounter the artist’s true expression or identity - or is it dream and fantasy, and one actually paint oneself? see oneself? or can only others know who you are? The questions reach out beyond the artist’s own universe into the life of the viewer – and it is of course precisely from here the pictures draw their fascination. The exhibition comprises over a hundred important works from the twentieth century, from Bonnard, de Chirico, Dalí and Kirchner to Mapplethorpe, Warhol, Basquiat, Krystufek and others.

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Kurator: Helle Crenzien

Künstler: Pierre Bonnard, Giorgio De Chirico, Salvador Dalí, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Robert Mapplethorpe, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Elke Krystufek, Helen Chadwick, Emil Nolde, Francis Bacon, Frida Kahlo, Nan Goldin, Catherine Opie, Marc Quinn, Sam Taylor-Wood, Elina Brotherus, Elke Krystufek...