“Self-Portrait with Yellow Christ” by GNAY
I wasn’t 20 when I painted this, but it was painted at least 20 years ago. It’s an early acrylic and magic marker on board, pre-canvas and pre-iPad. I am not wearing my “Famous Artist in Paris” coat, as I am not yet famous. What I am wearing is my then favourite green sweater that can be seen in several other Self-Portraits from this period. But this S-P isn’t about what I am wearing – it’s about where I am. The question is: am I posed in front of Gauguin’s famous painting or have I posed myself in the scene at the actual crucifixion of Christ? Strong stuff. It will take me almost 20 years to answer this question, but you will find out tomorrow. Lucky to be you.