Cover of the book Visions of the Self: Rembrandt and Now
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Visions of the Self: Rembrandt and Now

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This book was published on the occasion of Visions of the Self: Rembrandt and Now at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London, an exhibition presented in partnership with English Heritage. The volume centers on Rembrandt’s masterpiece Self-Portrait with Two Circles (c. 1665), from the collection of Kenwood House in London.

The painting is considered to be Rembrandt’s greatest late self-portrait and is accompanied here by examples of the genre from leading artists of the past century, including Francis Bacon, Georg Baselitz, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Glenn Brown, Urs Fischer, Lucian Freud, Damien Hirst, Howard Hodgkin, Giuseppe Penone, Pablo Picasso, Richard Prince, Cindy Sherman, and Rudolf Stingel, among others. Also featured is a new work by Jenny Saville, created in response to Rembrandt’s masterpiece.

The publication features an introduction by Wendy Monkhouse, senior curator at English Heritage, and a text by art historian David Freedberg that provides a close look at the self-portraits created by Rembrandt throughout his life and considers the Dutch master’s influence on modern painting.

Publisher: Gagosian
Publication date: 2020
Contributors: David Freedburg, Wendy Monkhouse
Designer: Graphic Thought Facility, London
Printer: Verona Libri, Verona, Italy
Distributor: Rizzoli International Publications, New York
Format: Hardcover in dust jacket
Dimensions: 10 1/2 × 12 1/2 inches (26.7 × 31.75 cm)
Pages: 176
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0-8478-6907-7


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