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Permanent exhibition

Cy Twombly at Museum Brandhorst

Arthur Jafa


  • Year1988/2019
  • MaterialGelatin silver print mounted to aluminum
  • Dimensions169.7 x 120.7 cm
  • Year of acquisition2019
  • Inventory numberUAB 1233
  • On viewAktuell nicht ausgestellt

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 (Lexington), 2001, UAB 654aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Untitled (Lexington), 2001
Skultpur der Künstlers Cy Twombly aus weißen gips in rechteckiger Form mit farbigen Blumeartigen Elementen
Cy Twombly Untitled (Lexington), 2001
Wandarbeit, die den Abdruck einer Hand und ihre Bewegung zeigt, die im Rahmen der Ausstellung 'Future Bodies from a Recent Past' am Museum Brandhorst in München ausgestellt ist.
Kiki Kogelnik Bye, Bye Baby
Mark Leckey UniAddDumThs “ANIMAL”
Alexandra Bircken, New Model Army, 2016, UAB 1104aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Alexandra Bircken New Model Army, 2016