Self-Portrait without Skin

  • Kim Eric Lilot, Self-Portrait without Skin, 1997, 14k gold, platinum, and rubellite tourmaline cabochon, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Ann D. Cousins, 1998.80

Luce Center Label

While many people are afraid of death, Kim Eric Lilot sees it as an inspiration and a necessary part of the life cycle. He turns the fear of death into a celebration of life and diversity. In Self-Portrait without Skin, Lilot’s laughing skull “looks” at life through rose- colored glasses.

Title
Self-Portrait without Skin
Artist
Date
1997
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
7/8 x 1 1/2 x 1 in. (2.2 x 3.8 x 2.5 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Ann D. Cousins

Mediums
Mediums Description
14k gold, platinum, and rubellite tourmaline cabochon
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Lilot, Kim Eric – self-portrait
  • Figure – fragment – hand
  • Figure – fragment – skull
Object Number
1998.80
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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