John Ashbery & Friends: Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror
April 1–June 12, 2011
Presented in honor of the 30th anniversary of Writers & Books

All artworks except Parmigianino: Memorial Art Gallery, Marion Stratton Gould Fund
and gift of the Estate of Emily and James Sibley Watson, by exchange

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John Ashbery (b. 1927), Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (1984), title page. Letterpress. Designed and published by Arion Press, San Francisco.

ashbery-avedon.jpg 314KB Richard Avedon (1923–2004), page from Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (1984). Offset lithograph.
ashbery-edekooning.jpg 442KB Elaine de Kooning (1920–1989), page from Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (1984). Lithograph.
ashbery-wdekooning.jpg 320KB Willem de Kooning (1904–1997), page from Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (1984). Lithograph.
ashbery-rivers.jpg 551KB Larry Rivers (1923–2002), page from Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (1984). Photogravure with hand-coloring.
ashbery-poem.jpg 294KB John Ashbery (b. 1927), Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (1984), text page. Letterpress.
Parmigianino-Selfportrait.jpg 161KB Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola (1503–40), also known as Parmigianino, Self-portrait in a Convex Mirror (ca. 1524). Oil on wood. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.

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photo by Lynn Davis

John Ashbery will speak at the Memorial Art Gallery on June 2. More information