Self-Portrait, 1986 / Acrylic and silscreen ink on canvas, 40 x 40
'I don't think that I have an image, favourable or unfavourable.' he once said apparently. Well it seems to me that in the past 2 weeks I have seen his image or his work nearly everyday. Everyone seems to be talking about him and referencing him - nearly every blog I go to has a reference tucked away somewhere. Now I do accept that this might be one of those things like buying a purple car and suddenly noticing everyone is driving purple cars (you know what I mean) but I wonder if there is a name for this - something like 'cognitive empathy' or somesuch - anyone know?