Selfies & Portraits of the East End Opens at Guild Hall

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Anh Duong, Louse Point, 2011, Oil on canvas, 8'x6' Courtesy of artist.

Anh Duong, Louse Point, 2011, Oil on canvas, 8’x6′ Courtesy of artist.

In the age of the “selfie” (and the “selfie stick”), the Museum at Guild Hall in East Hampton is classing up that artform a little with its “Selfies & Portraits of the East End” featuring a slew of artists including Linda Alpern, Ross Bleckner, Ann Chwatsky, Chuck Close, Anh Duong, Eric Fischl, Cornelia Foss, Julian Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, Robert Wilson and more, including some selections from the musueum’s permanent collection. A “selfie” is a self-portrait often taken with a smart phone. This exhibit asks has the rise of the selfie re-established the artist self-portrait? How does or has the style portraiture changed?

On Saturday, June 20, from 3 to 4 p.m., the museum will host a panel discussion with a number of the artists followed by a public opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m., and an exclusive Members Only reception in the Minikes Garden from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The panel discussion will include artist Jack Ceglic, Ms. Duong, Bastienne Schmidt and Darius Yekta.

“Selfies & Portraits of the East End” will remain on view at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street in East Hampton,  through Sunday, July 26 and is free to the public thanks to a donation by Suffolk County National Bank and Donald and Barbara Zucker. For more information, visit guildhall.org. 

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