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Albert Oehlen: Self Portraits

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By stripping the painting down to its basic rules, by using himself as a decisive subject matter, Oehlen created a body of work that diminished the limitations of previous cultural, aesthetic, and artistic obligations made on a painter and painting. This first volume to feature all of Oehlen's early self portraits reveals his balancing of figuration with abstraction, and h ...more
Hardcover, 84 pages
Published January 2nd 2004 by Skarstedt Fine Art
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