The University of Iowa University of Iowa

Self Portrait [Dematerialization], 1973

Xerox copies of photograph, and copies

Self-Portrait (Dematerialization)

Picard’s “Dematerialization” series’ were created with repetitive  Xerox copies of photographs—each successive copy was lighter than the copy before it . She “dematerialized” herself, the principle figures of the Watergate hearings, and Lucy Lippard, among others. The series’ are literal translations of Lippard’s theories from her seminal 1973 book Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Object.

Lil Picard Collection, University of Iowa Libraries