David Barnett (American, b. 1946)
Self Portrait Series: Take My Hand, I'm A Stranger in Paradise, 2007
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giclée print after original 2004 photograph, signed lower right
8 x 5.50 in
Part of the artist's 'Self-Portrait Series,' David Barnett’s ‘Take My Hand, I’m a Stranger in Paradise’ deconstructs self-portrait photography by only displaying the artist's shadow and a bouquet of flowers. In the image, Barnett’s hand is held open as his arm sweeps outward, encouraging the viewer to take his hand; atop Barnett’s silhouette, the bouquet of flowers frames the artist’s face like a scarf. Citing Belgian Surrealist René Magritte as an inspiration, ‘Take My Hand, I’m a Stranger in Paradise’ might be viewed as a companion to Magritte’s work, given both artists' abstraction of the human silhouette. Fine art photography giclée print after original 2004 photograph 8 x 5.5 inches, artwork 13.625 x 11.75, frame Signed in lower right Framed to conservation standards using archival materials including 100 percent rag matting, UF5 Plexiglas to inhibit fading, and housed in a modern profile silver finish wood moulding.