Last Friday I received an e mail from the Chief of the Department of Image Collections Mr. Gregory Most, at the National Gallery of Art informing me that my portrait of Will Barnet has been mentioned in their 2013 Annual report on page 21. It reads – The artists’ portraits collection added self-portraits by Arthur Fellig, known as Weegee, c. 1950; Philippe Halsman, c. 1955–1960; and Jerry Uelsmann, c.1970. Other artists’ portraits include Fernand Léger by Herbert Matter, 1939; Frida Kahlo by Manuel Alvarez – Bravo, c.1938, printed 1960; Paul Eluard in his apartment by Brassaï, 1944, printed 1960; Andy Warhol being photographed by Horst by David Bailey,1972; and Will Barnet by JoAnne Kalish, 2005, printed 2013. David Dufour donated a pair of photograph postcards of Marsden Hartley by Carl van Vechten,1939.
Totally an honor to be amongst the group. It was a great way to end the week on such a high note!