‘A portrait after the portrait of Patti Smith with small white feather 1968’

‘A portrait after the portrait of Patti Smith with small white feather 1968’

February 2020. Pencil on gesso on aluminium panel. 30x30cm. © 2020 Cathy Stocker | All Rights Reserved

Artist Statement:

“One of my heroes is Patti Smith. In her memoir ‘Just Kids’ she talks about creating a portrait of a portrait; “Taking my camera to MoMA, I searched for inspiration. I took a series of black-and-white portraits of de Kooning’s Woman I, and had them developed. Taping them to a wall, I began her portrait. It amused me to do a portrait of a portrait.”

It is the photograph of Patti Smith holding a small white feather, circa 1968 which is the inspiration for this self-portrait – a portrait of a portrait, or a portrait after a portrait’…”

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2020 Small Scale Paintings, Paintings

© 2020 Cathy Stocker | All Rights Reserved