Self Portrait, 1982
color lithograph, edition 44
16 x 12 1/2"
Collection Yale University Art Museum, New Haven, CT
Here is what he said about making his self portrait
Say pal have a seat. I haven't seen ya in quite a while. Hmmm lookin' pretty bleary eyed there fellow. Need a haircut? Lets see what we can do. Line up the nose between the ears. So we want teeth or just a nice closed kisser? Yikes! This guy's got the definition of a pudding. Oh well...a little highlight in the eye, shadow under the nose, get the collar to fit and ... Voila! Its me! RG
about the artist
Grooms is a sculptor, painter and printmaker. He is best known for his large scale, intensely colored pieces of frenetic scenes of modern urban life.
No artist since Honoré Daumier has had a greater understanding of humor or a more direct connection to his audience. In return, Grooms has earned the public’s unqualified admiration and appreciation.