[Self-Portrait with Orange Coffee Cup]

Object Details

Title:

[Self-Portrait with Orange Coffee Cup]

Artist/Maker(s):

Richard C. Miller (American, 1912 - 2010)

Culture:

American

Date:

December 20, 1939

Medium:

Carbro print

Dimensions:

24.1 x 18.6 cm (9 1/2 x 7 5/16 in.)

Copyright:

© Miller Family Trust A

Credit Line:

Gift of The Miller Family Trust

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The hanging ash on Miller's cigarette is a clue to the length of time it took to assume the perfect position within this composition. The line created by the division of light and dark over his right shoulder bisects his mouth, ending just beyond the left side of his neck. Miller's adroit use of complementary colors heightens the picture's aesthetic power.

Exhibitions
Paul Outerbridge: Command Performance (March 31 to August 9, 2009)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), March 31 to August 9, 2009