a forgotten self portrait / by Philip Tarlow


1:17 PM: i got an early start today and completed the drawing for landscape series 3, 38x36" on french portrait linen. i need to be fresh to start painting, so i'll wait until tomorrow morning.







7:41 am: a friend in athens just sent me this image of a 1966 self portrait, painted in my athens studio at the time, which was on heraclitou st, near kolonaki square. i have no memory of painting it, and am still integrating this new piece of the puzzle.

it is part of an exhibition of self portraits from the collection of dionysis fotopoulos, which opened december 12 at the cultural institute of the national bank of greece in athens. the exhibition is titled "Εαυτούς και Αλλήλους," which means literally themselves and each other.