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Current exhibitions


Alexandra Bircken: A–Z

Current events

Guided tour

Free tour of the exhibition | Skins and Shells

Family tour

Family tour with the activity poster on Alexandra Bircken: A–Z

Arthur Jafa


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

Illusionistische Malerei des Künstlers Thomas Bayrle mt vielen verzerrten Köpfen.
Thomas Bayrle Vasarely, 1965
Werkabbildung: Konrad Klapheck, Der Überlebende, 1973, Ausstellung 'German Pop' im Museum Brandhorst in München
Konrad Klapheck Der Überlebende, 1973
Andy Warhol, Ladies and Gentlemen, 1975, UAB 534aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Andy Warhol Ladies and Gentlemen (Easha McCleary), 1975
Andy Warhol Camouflage, 1986UAB 595in der Sammlung Brandhorst
Andy Warhol Camouflage, 1986
Cy Twombly, Untitled (Lexington), 2001, UAB 653aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Untitled (Lexington), 2001
Cy Twombly, Untitled (New York City), 1968, UAB 448aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Untitled (New York City), 1968