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Double Mona Lisa with Self-Portrait

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Mike and Doug Starn, also known as the Starn twins, introduced their radical vision of photography in the mid-1980s. Rather than keeping the print intact, it is creased, torn, taped and glued together. This work depicts Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" and the artists' self-portraits in the...

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The artist; with Stux Gallery, New York, 1988; to Charlene Engelhard, Vijak Mahdavi and Bernardo Nadal-Ginard, 1988; to MFA, Boston, 1988.

Credit Line

Gift of Charlene Engelhard, and Vijak Mahdavi and Bernardo Nadal-Ginard


© 2011 Mike & Doug Starn / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York



Unframed: 88 3/4 x 143 1/2 in. (225.4 x 364.5 cm) Framed: 266.7 x 405.1 cm (105 x 159 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Photograph, toned gelatin silver print and ortho film, pressure sensitive tape, push pins, and wood


Contemporary Art