Curatorial Projects > Copycat (2019)

Kota Ezawa
Self-Portrait, 2016
Duratrans transparency and lightbox
Courtesy the artist and Haines Gallery

Kota Ezawa’s works featured here all center on the artist’s exploration of art crimes and attacks on art (vandalism). Self-Portrait is Ezawa’s interpretation of Self-Portrait with Black Beret and Gold Chain by Rembrandt, attacked in 1977 in Kassel, Germany by a serial art vandal who over a span of forty years damaged more than 50 artworks, most with sulfuric acid.


September 21 – October 31, 2019
Fine Arts Gallery at San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA