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Yellow Self Portrait with Artists Names
  • Dennis K. Helm
    1946–1992
    born: Stafford, Kansas, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Yellow Self Portrait with Artists Names, 1989
  • watercolor and ink on paper
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 22.7 x 15.3 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 7/8 x 6 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 22.7 x 15.3 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 7/8 x 6 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 11 in
  • Gift of Jim Sleeper
  • Not on display
  • 2010.0156
Description

A self-portrait of a man, neck up, painted in yellow. The way the drawing is executed, we could link it to a Greek or Roman sculpture. Floating around the portrait, we see varies names written in black and yellow ink. On the bottom of the piece we see a description of work, "Yellow Self Portrait with Artist's name, Aug. 3, '89 DKHelm, Lawrence, KS."