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Self Portrait at 17 years old from the series Album

Gillian Wearing (British, born 1963). Self Portrait at 17 years old from Album, 2003. Chromogenic color print, edition: 4/6 plus 2 artist's proofs, 45 1/2 x 36 1/4 inches (115.6 x 92.1 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Charles Clifton Fund, 2004 (P2004:14.6). © Gillian Wearing

© Gillian Wearing

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Gillian Wearing

British, born 1963

Self Portrait at 17 years old from the series Album, 2003

chromogenic color print

Edition: 4/6 plus 2 artist's proofs

framed: 44 3/4 x 36 1/4 x 1 1/4 inches (113.67 x 92.07 x 3.18 cm); sheet: 45 1/2 x 36 1/4 inches (115.57 x 92.075 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Charles Clifton Fund, 2004

P2004:14.6

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Provenance

Regen Projects, Los Angeles, California;
July 1, 2004, purchased by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York.

Class

Photographs

Work Type

Chromogenic color print

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

Gillian Wearing’s photographs give new meaning to the notion of a strong family resemblance. All of the photographs in her series “Album” are self-portraits of the artist disguised as members of her extended family—her mother, father, uncle, sister, brother, and herself as a teenager. Wearing is known for her photographs and videos that explore human relationships and social behavior. With this work, she draws out the ambiguity of being connected to someone at the most basic, genetic level and yet being a very different individual at the same time.

Label from DECADE: Contemporary Collecting 2002–2012, August 21, 2012–January 6, 2013

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