The "Untitled (Self Portrait)" voodoo dolls were hand-made from
the artist's bedsheets, and stuffed with his used socks. Each figure sported his hair, fingernails, blood, and passport photo; and accessories ranged from needles, pins, razor blades, match books, Bic lighters... as well as crystals, coins, garlic, copper on wrists/ankles, spinal fortification. Laborious fine embroidery is featured as a constant. Over 40 works were made over a period of 2 years. His destiny and fate is in the hands of the viewer. The spirit of the artist is invested. Possession is a trust. Several were stolen from the New York exhibition in 1995.

Self Portraits

"Untitled (Self Portrait)" 1993
"Untitled (Self Portrait)" 1993

(detail showing passport photo)

"Untitled (Self Portrait)" 1993
"Untitled (Self Portrait)" 1993

Showing the figure without clothes or accessories. Hand-made from the artist's bedsheets, stuffed with his used socks, his hair, his fingernails, his blood, and his passport photo. 10.5" x 5" x 1.5 inches 26.6cm x 12.7cm x 3.8cm

"Untitled (Self Portrait)" 1994
"Untitled (Self Portrait)" 1994

Hand-made from the artist's bedsheets, stuffed with his used socks, his hair, his fingernails, his blood, his passport photo, garlic, crystal, U.S. coins, copper, thread. 13" x 5" x 1½ inches / 33cm x 12,7cm x 3,8cm The Bailey Collection

"Untitled (Self Portrait)" 1993
"Untitled (Self Portrait)" 1993

Hand-made from the artist's bedsheets, stuffed with his used socks, his hair, his fingernails, his blood, his passport photo, upholstery needles, thread. 10.5" x 5" x 1.5 inches 26.6cm x 12.7cm x 3.8cm

"Untitled (Self Portrait)" 1994
"Untitled (Self Portrait)" 1994

Hand-made from the artist's bedsheets, stuffed with his used socks, his hair, his fingernails, his blood, his passport photo, sharpened matches, embroidery. 10.5" x 5" x 1.5 inches 26,6cm x 12,7cm x 3,8cm

"Untitled (Self Portrait)" 1994
"Untitled (Self Portrait)" 1994

Reverse view showing embroidery. Hand-made from the artist's bedsheets, stuffed with his used socks, his hair, his fingernails, his blood, his passport photo, sharpened matches, thread. 10.5" x 5" x 1.5 inches 26.6cm x 12.7cm x 3.8cm

"Untitled (Self-Portrait)" 1994
"Untitled (Self-Portrait)" 1994

Hand-made from the artist's bedsheets, stuffed with his used socks, his hair, his fingernails, his blood, his passport photo, sharpened matches, thread. 13" x 5" x 1.5 inches 33cm x 12.7cm x 3.8cm Collection: Bil Erhlich

"Untitled (Self-Portrait)" 1994
"Untitled (Self-Portrait)" 1994

Hand-made from the artist's bedsheets, stuffed with his used socks, his hair, his fingernails, his blood, his passport photo, garlic, crystal, copper wire, thread. 13" x 5" x 1½ inches / 33cm x 17,7cm x 3,8cm The Bailey Collection

"Untitled (Self-Portrait)" 1994
"Untitled (Self-Portrait)" 1994

Hand-made from the artist's bedsheets, stuffed with his used socks, his hair, his fingernails, his blood, his passport photo, garlic, turmeric, thread. 13" x 5" x 1.5 inches 33cm x 12.7cm x 3.8cm Collection: Bruce Bailey, Toronto

"Untitled (Self-Portrait)" 1993
"Untitled (Self-Portrait)" 1993

Hand-made from the artist's bedsheets, stuffed with his used socks, his hair, his fingernails, his blood, his passport photo, sharpened matches, upholstery needles, needles, thread. 10.5" x 5" x 1.5 inches 26.6cm x 12.7cm x 3.8cm Collection: Tommaso Corvi-Mora, London

"Untitled (Self-Portrait)" 1993
"Untitled (Self-Portrait)" 1993

Hand-made from the artist's bedsheets, stuffed with his used socks, his hair, his fingernails, his blood, his passport photo, sharpened matches, thread. 10.5" x 5" x 1.5 inches 26.6cm x 12.7cm x 3.8cm Collection: Tommaso Corvi-Mora, London

"Untitled (Self-Portrait)" 1993
"Untitled (Self-Portrait)" 1993

Hand-made from the artist's bedsheets, stuffed with his used socks, his used bath towel, his hair, his fingernails, his blood, his passport photo, Italian coins, thread. 10.5" x 5" x 1.5 inches 26.6cm x 12.7cm x 3.8cm Collection: Claudio Guenzani, Milano

Art In America
Art In America

Art In America / June issue 1995 review of the show at Jack Shainman Gallery in New York

Exhibition announcement
Exhibition announcement

Announcement card for the "Self Portraits" exhibition at Jack Shainman Gallery in New York, January 1995

"Untitled (Self Portrait)" 1994
"Untitled (Self Portrait)" 1994

A special tribute to artist Rob Flack, including his ring of fire design on reverse side. Hand-made from the artist's bedsheets, stuffed with his used socks, his hair, his fingernails, his blood, his passport photo, sharpened matches, thread. 10.5" x 5" x 1.5 inches 26.6cm x 12.7cm x 3.8cm Collection: Bruce Bailey, Toronto

"Untitled (Self Portrait)" 1994
"Untitled (Self Portrait)" 1994

Detail view showing embroidery

"Untitled (Self Portrait)" 1994
"Untitled (Self Portrait)" 1994

Detail view showing embroidery

"Untitled (Self Portrait)" 1993
"Untitled (Self Portrait)" 1993

Hand-made from the artist's bedsheets, stuffed with his used socks, his hair, his fingernails, his blood, his passport photo, sewing-machine needles, Bic lighter, thread. 10.5" x 5" x 1.5 inches 26.6cm x 12.7cm x 3.8cm

"Untitled (Self Portrait)" 1993
"Untitled (Self Portrait)" 1993

Hand-made from the artist's bedsheets, stuffed with his used socks, his hair, his fingernails, his blood, his passport photo, upholstery needles, pins, match book, razor blade, thread. 10.5" x 5" x 1.5 inches 26.6cm x 12.7cm x 3.8cm

"Untitled (Self Portrait)" 1993
"Untitled (Self Portrait)" 1993

Hand-made from the artist's bedsheets, stuffed with his used socks, his hair, his fingernails, his blood, his passport photo, upholstery needles, thread. 10.5" x 5" x 1.5 inches 26.6cm x 12.7cm x 3.8cm

"Untitled (Self Portrait)" 1993
"Untitled (Self Portrait)" 1993

Hand-made from the artist's bedsheets, stuffed with his used socks, his hair, his fingernails, his blood, his passport photo, pins, match book, razor blade, thread. 10.5" x 5" x 1.5 inches 26.6cm x 12.7cm x 3.8cm

"Untitled (Self Portrait)" 1993
"Untitled (Self Portrait)" 1993

Hand-made from the artist's bedsheets, stuffed with his used socks, his hair, his fingernails, his blood, his passport photo, upholstery needles, thread. 10.5" x 5" x 1.5 inches 26.6cm x 12.7cm x 3.8cm

"Untitled (Self Portrait)" 1994
"Untitled (Self Portrait)" 1994

Hand-made from the artist's bedsheets, stuffed with his used socks, his hair, his fingernails, his blood, his passport photo, sharpened matches, thread. 12" x 5⅕" x 2 inches / 30,5cm x 13cm x 5cm The Bailey Collection

"Untitled (Self Portrait)" 1993
"Untitled (Self Portrait)" 1993

Reverse view showing match book and razor blade. Hand-made from the artist's bedsheets, stuffed with his used socks, his hair, his fingernails, his blood, his passport photo, upholstery needles, pins, match book, razor blade, thread. 10.5" x 5" x 1.5 inches 26.6cm x 12.7cm x 3.8cm

New Yorker review
New Yorker review

Review of the exhibition at Jack Shainman Gallery in New York January 23rd Issue, 1995

New York Times review
New York Times review

Review of by Holland Cotter of the exhibition at Jack Shainman Gallery Friday, January 20th, 1995

"Untitled (Self Portrait)" 1994
"Untitled (Self Portrait)" 1994

Gemini special edition of a double-doll, showing both sides. The artist's birthday is May 31st. Hand-made from the artist's bedsheets, stuffed with his used socks, his hair, his fingernails, his blood, his passport photo, quartz crystals, copper wire, thread. 13" x 5" x 1½ inches / 33cm x 12,7cm x 3,8cm The Bailey Collection