John Coplans: Recent Gifts to the Permanent CollectionJan 29
Mar 25, 2000
John Coplans, Self Portrait (Back Torso from Below), 1985
John Coplans, Self-Portrait, Three Times, 1987
John Coplans, Self Portrait (Back and Arms), 1984
John Coplans, Self Portrait (Hands holding feet), 1985
John Coplans, Self Portrait (Seated Figure I-V), 1987
Our culture is heavily invested in being, or at least looking young. We are accustom to viewing the faces and bodies of an idealized youthful form. Less familiar are the visual realities of the aging body. John Coplans, the founding editor of Art Forum magazine, began photographing his body tightly framed and anonymously by not including his head.