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Self Portrait as my Sister Jane Wearing
2003
Colour photograph and wooden frame designed and painted by the artist
Dimensions: Frame (forms a part of the work): 141 x 116 cm
Reference: ACF0864
Edition: 2/6
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Gillian Wearing’s work explores the multiple “I”s that coexist in us all. ‘Album’ is a series of photographs taken in the style of individual portraits for a family album. Each piece includes the word “self-portrait” in its title because the subject is actually always the artist herself. Heavily made up and wearing a silicone mask and wig, she assumes the identity of various different relatives, with only her eyes hinting at the deception. By mimicking her family members, she got an insight into how she saw their character and was able to explore the influence of her genetic and psychological inheritance.

Other artworks in the Collection by the same artist Other artworks in the Collection by the same artist

  • Self Portrait as My Grandmother Nancy Gregory / 2006

  • Self Portrait as My Grandfather George Gregory / 2006

  • Self Portrait as my Uncle Bryan Gregory / 2003

  • Self Portrait as my Mother Jean Gregory / 2003

  • Self Portrait as my Father Brian Wearing / 2003

  • Self Portrait as my Brother Richard Wearing / 2003

  • Self Portrait at 17 Years Old / 2003

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