Monday, September 26, 2011

"Head #11" by Philip-Lorca diCorcia 2000

This portrait appealed to me because this security guard looks very sad and miserable. The portrait is dark and gloomy and it makes me wonder what this man just experienced. Did he just witness something scary- such as a gruesome crime scene? Did he just get threatened with his life from a robber? Or does he just hate his job? There are a lot of questions with no obvious answers as to what just happened or what this man is thinking. He doesn't have a name tag which also adds to the mystery. This is a print mounted on plexiglas. The artist Philip-Lorca diCorcia did a series of "Heads" all showing a different expression that adds up to a bigger picture with no answer.

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