Self-Portrait (after Franz Xaver Messerschmidt).

Lenkiewicz referenced the so-called ‘character heads’ of the eighteenth-century German–Austrian sculptor Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736–1783) for his Self-Portrait (after Franz Xaver Messerschmidt) (1976).

The painting appears as Item A in the exhibition list with the caption:

This person is “NORMAL”. He/She is not mentally handicapped. Price: £Very expensive but always available at a price.


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