This painting is very interesting to the eye, It can have various meanings . He is viewing us as we are viewing him and the going on's in the painting. Beauty is as you see it.
I'm curious about the idea that the artist was making a simple and blunt statement about art appreciation. It seems to me that the artist is painting himself in front of an incredibly well known work, but appreciating the seductive woman behind him. Its as if he's saying,
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Obituary in The New York Times
Here is a brief biography from Crown Point Press
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