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Arnulf Rainer, Self Portrait, 1969-70

From Phillips Art Auctions:

This self-portrait, made by the internationally renowned Austrian artist Arnulf Rainer, comes from a series of black and white photographs with overpainting that depict the artist in extreme and irrational emotional states. As with the performances by artists associated with Viennese Actionism, the movement made famous and infamous for its emphasis on raw, physical and emotional outbursts, it engages the viewer with an intense experience of primitive sensation.