Ordovas

Self, Ordovas, 25 Savile Row, London W1, until 13 December

 Self installation view, Francis Bacon, Self-Portrait, 1969 / Pablo Picasso, Self-Portrait (Yo Picasso), 1901 Photography by Mike Bruce © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved, DACS 2014 / © Succession Picasso/DACS, London 2014

Self installation view, Francis Bacon, Self-Portrait, 1969 / Pablo Picasso, Self-Portrait (Yo Picasso), 1901
Photography by Mike Bruce © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved, DACS 2014 / © Succession Picasso/DACS, London 2014

This is a show that looks at how the self-portrait has been used in the 20th Century whether it be in celebration, communication even a memento mori and uses four great artists to examine this art form which has been expressed since earliest times..

Self installation view, Damien Hirst, Self Portrait R., 2008 / Jeff Koons, Self-Portrait, 1991, Courtesy of Pinchuk Art Centre (Kiev, Ukraine) Photography by Mike Bruce © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd, all rights reserved. DACS 2014 / © Jeff Koons

Self installation view, Damien Hirst, Self Portrait R., 2008 / Jeff Koons, Self-Portrait, 1991, Courtesy of Pinchuk Art Centre (Kiev, Ukraine)
Photography by Mike Bruce © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd, all rights reserved. DACS 2014 / © Jeff Koons

As Pilar Ordovas explains “The idea behind this exhibition grew from a conversation with Damien Hirst and took two initial works as its inspiration – Self-Portrait (Yo Picasso), 1901, and Self-Portrait, 1969 by Francis Bacon. I was intrigued by the idea of exploring the self-portraits of living artists alongside those made by Picasso and Bacon, and I approached Damien to see if he might be interested in participating – he not only was happy to be part of the show, but also suggested the title Self, and that I included Jeff Koons.”

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