Self-portrait
edition
2009

Wallpaper made from the artist’s digital porn collection — 1,860 jpegs and their file names arranged in Photoshop using a contact sheet filter, pre-Google. The pattern is printed on newspaper to intentionally yellow. It documents the history of the selfie and the formation of a networked gay aesthetic. Moreover it’s a portrait of Clary without picturing him.



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Production
Self-published; digital printing, color, newspaper, 24 x 120 inches; open edition


Exhibitions
Gay Men Play, NY Photo Festival, New York
Discovery Award, Rencontres d'Arles, France
Cloud Nine, Frontroom Gallery, New York
Ides of March, ABC No Rio, New York

Feedback, Cuchifritos Gallery, New York
Mark

Thankful to be an Eyebeam fellow, NEW INC member, commissioned by Rhizome, collected by MoMA, awarded by the New Jersey Council on the Arts, exhibited at Les Rencontres d’Arles, reviewed in Art in America, and bested by Hyperallergic.