Having an artist paint your portrait is a statement to the world that you've arrived. You're the Queen of England, you're a captain of industry, you're a wealthy egotist with some bare wall space that needs covering — whoever you are, when you hang that portrait of yourself, you're declaring (in about a thousand words, if clichés are to be believed), "I am way important." Which is great and all, but what does it mean when an art show is stocked with nothing but portraits of... More >>>