The Art of the Automatic PortraitBook - 2010
Since its introduction to the public in September of 1926 on a street corner in New York City, the automatic photobooth has captured the interest of the general public and fine artists alike. Raynal Pellicer, author of Mug Shots , examines the self-portraits--sometimes practical, sometimes whimsical--produced by this enduring 20th-century novelty. The countless documents included here feature shots of Francis Bacon, Billy Childish, Allen Ginsberg, John F. Kennedy, Anne Frank, Salvador Dal#65533;, Andr#65533; Breton, Wim Wenders, Walker Evans, and John Lennon, among others. Photobooth draws a fantastic inventory of artistic variations on the snapshot, bringing together works of art and self-portraits of persons both known and unknown, from the 1920s to the present.
Publisher: New York : Abrams, c2010
Branch Call Number: 779.092 P391
Characteristics: 275 p. : ill. ; 25 cm