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Patty Wallace (b. 1957), Self-Portrait, Boy and Self-Portrait, Girl, 1985; 2 Cibachrome prints framed together, 14 x 16 inches (Frame: 20 5/8 x 39 7/8 inches); Gift of Gary Nickard and Patty Wallace, 2004

Patty Wallace (b. 1957), Self-Portrait, Boy and Self-Portrait, Girl, 1985; 2 Cibachrome prints framed together, 14 x 16 inches (Frame: 20 5/8 x 39 7/8 inches); Gift of Gary Nickard and Patty Wallace, 2004

This work was part of a performance I did for Artists and Models at Shea’s. It was called “Cindy’s World” --a turn on Wyeth’s “Christina’s World”. I photographed myself with a self-timer 35 mm slide film and printed them myself at Campos. I mingled in the crowd as a boy and as a girl; I preferred being a boy, everyone wanted to party with me, no one recognized me. Some guys taught me how to crush beer cans on my forehead, so macho lol! --Patty Wallace, February 7, 2020