Saatchi and Huawei Celebrate the Selfie
Saatchi Gallery and Huawei present From Selfie to Self-Expression
This unusual event, produced in partnership with mobile manufacturer, Huawei, is going to be the first ever Saatchi show to exhibit self-portraits of the general public with the inclusion of The #SaatchiSelfieCompetition, which launched earlier this week.
Benedict Cumberbatchjumpsbehind U2 at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, Courtesy Mike Blake /Reuters
Often dismissed as ‘less-than-serious’ photography and largely considered to be associated with the smartphone/Instagram generation, Saatchi Gallery will celebrate Selfie and will be taking a look at iconic selfies through the ages from the first self-portrait artists such as Rembrandt all the way through to Frida Kahlo, Tracey Emin and the modern celebrity selfie including Kim Kardashian and Donald Trump.
Barack Obama selfie with Danish Prime Minister, Courtesy ROBERTOSCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images
Jelly selfie – © Cinzia Osele Bismarck
Chuck Close Big Self-Portrait 1967-1968 Acrylic on canvas 107 ½ x 83 ½ inches © Chuck Close, courtesy Pace Gallery
Saatchi Gallery and Huawei present From Selfie to Self-Expression. Opens 31st March 2017.