Of course there are other photos, paintings and self-portraits of these artists, but we thought it interesting to consider how they seek to represent themselves in these images:
The first set are those that we consider as standing out from the rest, distinctive looks that became part of their ‘legend’:
Here the artist has chosen to present an enigmatic pose:
Perhaps adopting a contemplative pose suggests the artist has hidden depths:
Some artists like to be presented as pursuing their craft, or alongside their work:
Another popular approach is to look as if they have been disturbed, interrupted in their work:
When of course a simple smile would do:
OR, they might wear a hat, sport a beard, wear a moustache, have large side burns, wear a wig or have wayward hair – go to Face Value 2 for more.