Munch’s photographs dated from 1902 to 1910 and from 1927 to the mid-1930s, periods of physical and emotional stress for the artist that included a stay at the private Copenhagen clinic of Dr. Daniel Jacobson for a rest cure. He didn’t intend to exhibit his photographs. “I have an old camera with which I have taken countless pictures of myself, often with amazing results,” Edvard Munch said in 1930. “Some day when I am old, and I have nothing better to do than write my autobiography, all my self-portraits will see the light of day again.”
These photographs are part of “The Experimental Self: Edvard Munch’s Photography” exhibition at the Scandinavia House in New York until April 7, 2018.
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