Roni Horn (b.1955) is one of the most versatile and compelling American artists of her generation.

Since the late 1970s, she has worked in an array of media producing work that is both highly conceptual and poetic.

This work was the result of a partnership with the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt. The artist revisited and expanded a work she created in 2005 entitled “Portrait of an Image” by installing 16 interventions (images seen in the work below) across the German city. 

Both iterations of the artwork were the result of a collaboration between Horn and the French actress Isabelle Huppert. Together they documented Huppert re-performing some of her earlier roles, although void of context, costume and other actors. 

For these photographs, Huppert visualized her repertoire solely on the basis of her memory, without the aid of the scripts or the films themselves.

Each image seems to capture an expression, an attitude, a feeling which belongs to a role, challenging Huppert’s capacity to perform in front of the camera.

By pushing the evocative power of Huppert’s roles further, Horn creates work in which a fascination with the clarity of content and an uncompromising attitude towards conceptual and minimal art can be found.

This work is a powerful investigation of concepts such as authenticity and celebrity as well as the notion of memory, issues which continue to propel Horn’s photography practice.

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“Portrait of an Image 2013”

Offset tiled print consisting of sixteen motifs 

Signed and numbered by the artist 

Numbered verso

From an edition of 480

21"H 17.25"W (image) 

Excellent condition

Note: for optimal presentation we recommend mounting this work to acrylic. Custom framing options by request. 

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