Gwen John Portrait Chair


Light box and chair with a self-portrait after a self-portrait by Gwen John (1900) in three segments;
Lambda duratrans, diasec acrylic glass, steel frame,
light box 45 x 45 x 11 cm, chair 98 x 45 x 45 cm
Edition of 5 + III ex., sign./num.

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Two self-portraits “Gwen John”, created 97 years apart: the one, painted by Gwen John – the friend of Rodin and Rilke – in 1900, hangs in the National Gallery, London. The other, restaged in 1997 by Irene Andessner, was in the collection of the Wolfgang Gurlitt Museum, Linz, later renamed in Lentos Kunstmuseum.
The seat, armrest and headrest of the chair are composed of three picture segments from the portrait. The parts consist of slides sealed in Plexiglas, edged with a steel frame construction. 

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