Self Portrait (Sometimes That Just Happens)
DIMENSIONS 18" x 14" MEDIUM archival pigment print
Limited edition of 50, 2014
Accompanied by certificate of authenticity signed and numbered by the artist
What is a self-portrait of an anonymous artist? The Bruce High Quality Foundation, known for their humorous and irreverent projects that take a critical stance towards the current market's seemingly insatiable appetite for hyped new artists, answers this question ad nauseum by insinuating the image cum icon of their namesake - Bruce High Quality - into thousands of images from popular culture and art history. Simultaneously a face and a mask, an insertion into history and a blotting out, BHQF uses the problematic of its own existence to metonymically reveal the tenuous footholds of truth, history, and humanity. Self Portrait (Sometimes That Just Happens) sees Bruce High Quality as a young pop idol, repurposing Michael Jordan's iconic #23 Bulls jersey, a symbol of aspirant African American masculinity, as one of exuberant tween sexuality. Sometimes that just happens.
Framing option is black or white painted wood, 7/8" wide flat face and 7/8" deep, with UV acrylic glass.