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Masquerades

At first it might be surprising that the earliest known self-portrait turns out to be a masquerade (i), but, as Roland Barthes (2) suggests, photography has a closer relationship with theatre than it does with painting so role playing, camouflage, mimicry, disguise and … Continue reading

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Seriality and Neutrality

Twentysix In 1963 Edward Ruscha published Twentysix Gasoline Stations, which the Tate refers to as, “a modest publication”. This book, with its red text on plain white cover contains 26 nondescript monochrome photographs of petrol stations between Ruscha’s home in Los … Continue reading

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