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Back Portrait (drawings), 2002 to the present

 

The Back Portrait is a project by Jesús Bubu Negrón (Puerto Rico, 1975) in which the artist draws back portraits of visitors to the art fair. The central idea of the project is to call attention to the concepts of an original work and a copy of it. Visitors hire the artist to make a portrait of their back - the part of the body that is usually not portrayed - they pay the artist $5 for their portrait, keeping the original. A copy of the original is made using a photocopier and its kept to be displayed, along with many other copies of original portraits, on a wall. The Back Portrait is a piece in constant execution and interaction with the public. The end result is an original work made up of many copies, ultimately offered for sale at the end of the fair. The collector that ends up buying the work has bought a collective portrait of all the people that have attended the fair (collectors, curartors, artsts, gallerists, general public, etc) JESUS (BUBU) NEGRÓN Back Portrait Performance Markers and crayons on paper Dimensions variable