Self-Portrait in a Single Breasted Suit with Hare by Sam Taylor-Johnson

This self portrait documents a significant moment in the artist's life: her recent battle with a second occurrence of cancer, which resulted in a mastectomy.


152 x 104.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,500 ( Total: £11,000)
Acquired in:
White Cube

The artist captures herself in a frozen moment, confronting her mortality holding the cable release of her camera and a stuffed hare. Taylor-Johnson explained: 'The hare symbolises lust and passion, so here I am with a head of hair, in a single-breasted suit, holding on to lust and passion.'


With the artist's dealer.

Venue details

National Portrait Gallery St Martin's Place, LONDON London WC2H 0HE 020 7306 0055

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