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John Coplans, b.1920

Self Portrait (Back and Hands)1984

Self Portrait (Back and Hands) is a 1984 work by John Coplans. It is currently on display in IMMA. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

MediumGelatin silver print
Dimensions60.2 x 50.5 cm Framed: 72 x 61 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: The Novak/O'Doherty Collection at IMMA Gift, The American Ireland Fund, 2014
EditionA/P
Item NumberIMMA.3850
On view IMMA Collection: Freud Project 2016-2021. Gaze, IMMA Freud Centre, 04/10/2018 - 06/05/2019
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John Coplans, Self Portrait (Back and Hands), 1984, Gelatin silver print, 60.2 x 50.5 cm Framed: 72 x 61 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, The Novak/O'Doherty Collection at IMMA Gift, The American Ireland Fund, 2014

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About the Artist

John Coplans 1920–2003

British artist John Coplans moved to San Francisco in 1960 to teach at the University of California, Berkeley. He was a founding editor of ‘Artforum’ in 1962. From the 1960s he also worked as a curator. In 1984 Coplans began photographing his own naked body as a provocative contrast to society’s perpetual youth cult. He went on to publish some twenty books of photographs of his body. His works are included in the collections of MoMA and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York.. — View Artist »