Jack Pierson, Self Portrait #19, 2003

Digital Print, pigment print on paper, Edition 2/7. 52.75 x 43 in. Estimate: from $30,000 to $40,000. Sold For US $19,800

Notes: The self portraits are the most desirable and collectable of Pierson's photographic work. It was this series that was used to represent the artist in the 2004 Whitney Biennial. In "Self Portrait #19,” Pierson has staged the image to include one of his letter sculptures in the background. Since the artist lives part time in Wonder Valley, CA, the visible “CA” could allude to California or be a fragment of a larger work. This piece is illustrated in full page color in "Jack Pierson: Desire Despair," published by Rizzoli as well as in “Jack Pierson: Angel Youth,” catalog for the exhibition at the Irish Museum of Art. The work is framed and is Edition 2/7

Beginning in 2003, he produced a series of photographs of males that he titled “self-portrait.” Conceptually related to the prevalence of identity theft, they are not images of the artist but friends, strangers and models.” -- Richard D. Marshall,” Jack Pierson: Angel Youth,” Irish Museum of Modern Art, pg. 391.

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS  Baltimore Museum of Contemporary Art, Baltimore, MD
Guggenheim Museum, New York
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

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