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Arthur Jafa


  • Year1988/2019
  • MaterialGelatin silver print mounted to aluminum
  • Dimensions169.7 x 120.7 cm
  • Year of acquisition2019
  • Inventory numberUAB /
  • On viewGround floor

More about the artwork

Like many of Jafa’s works, his memorable self-portrait “Monster” also represents an examination of racism in the USA. Through the title, he marks the Black subject as primitive, fear-inducing, monstrous – a deep-seated stereotype that still influences people’s perceptions and actions to this day. One way of getting away from these stereotypes is empowering oneself by creating one’s own image. Jafa takes the way he wants to be seen into his own hands, literally. This is also reflected in his self-assured gaze straight into the camera.

Further collection artworks

Cy Twombly Untitled (Gaeta), 1993UAB 468
Cy Twombly Untitled (Gaeta), 1993
Andy Warhol Ladies and Gentlemen, 1975UAB 529
Andy Warhol Ladies and Gentlemen, 1975
Christopher Wool *1955Untitled, 1991UAB617
Christopher Wool Untitled, 1991
Michel Auder Chelsea Girls with Andy Warhol, 1971/1994
Andy Warhol Ladies and Gentlemen, 1975UAB 538
Andy Warhol Ladies and Gentlemen, 1975
Cy Twombly Untitled, 2003UAB 485
Cy Twombly Untitled, 2003