The artist laid bare

When artists reveal their innermost self through their work, they also challenge us to think about their status. What is an artist? What are the differences between a work of art and a work crafted by artisans? Let’s try and answer some of these challenging questions of art history.


Photo: Juergen Teller, Self-portrait, Plates/Teller No. 36, 2016. Unframed Giclee print, 279 x 419 cm. Courtesy of the artist © Juergen Teller