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Portraiture: Warhol and Mapplethorpe’s Photographic Self-Portraits


One hundred and seventy three years after the invention of photography and a year after Instagram (@Christiesinc), self-portraits continue to command the art world’s attention. Deborah Bell, Christie’s Head of Photographs in New York, explains why Robert Mapplethorpe and Andy Warhol’s self-portraits speak volumes about these iconic men and their mastery of an ever-changing medium.

17 September 2012