Jonathan Horowitz
Self Portraits in “Mirror #1”
Karma, New York, 2012
60 pages
13 × 10 14 inches


Published on the occasion of Horowitz’s show of the same name at Gavin Brown’s enterprise, Self Portraits in Mirror #1 is the effort of nineteen individuals, including Horowitz, creating their own self-portrait using Roy Lichtenstein’s Mirror #1 (1969) as a reflective guide.

“While the dots in Liechtenstein are a sign of the absence of hand and also a sign of massive reproduction, the dots in the Horowitz paintings trace the body’s presence, and the fact of their hand-made-ness. Every mark within the Horowitz declares itself as human and subjective, a living and mortal self—each mark bears the imprint of the individual who made it.”