Self Portrait Suspended VII by Sam Taylor-Johnson

This self portrait depicts Taylor-Johnson suspended in mid air against the backdrop of her studio, in what she described as a moment of absolute release and freedom.


C-type colour print
135.6 x 162.8 cm
Art Fund grant:
£12,000 ( Total: £21,000)
Acquired in:
White Cube

She confronts the audience with her body, both beautiful and visibly scarred. The artist suspended herself using ropes with the help of a bondage expert, later digitally removing these in the photograph to create the impossible scene. The photograph is from a series of eight, each showing the artist hanging in a different position.


The artist; White Cube, London.

Venue details

Museums Sheffield: Graves Gallery Surrey Street, (Above the Central Library), SHEFFIELD South Yorkshire S1 1XZ 0114 278 2600

Entry details

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