Barbara Bloom

The Reign of Narcissism- Signature Handkerchief

Barbara Bloom, The Reign of Narcissism- Signature Handkerchief

Barbara Bloom
The Reign of Narcissism- Signature Handkerchief, 1989
Embroidered linen handkerchief in white box, self published
17 3/4h x 17 3/4w in
edition of 25
BAB001

Description

In The Reign of Narcissism, Barbara Bloom creates a personal museum devoted to her own likeness, which is emblazoned on all of the objects in the collection, including Greek-style sculptures and bas-reliefs, tea sets and chocolates displayed in vitrines, a tombstone, and a published series of books entitled The Complete Works of Barbara Bloom (1989). These are displayed in a hexagonal parlor-style room that evokes the private museum. A parody of the monomania that can consume collectors, this work is, for the artist, "less related to Freudian narcissism than it is to the narcissistic aspects of artmaking and collecting." _________MoMA

 
$ 500