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Death: A Self Portrait

Press Preview Of Death A Self Portrait Exhibition At The Wellcome Collection

Collection owner Richard Harris stands in front of a work my Mexican artist Marcos Raya called Family Portrait : Wedding  at the “Death: A Self-portrait” exhibition at the Wellcome Collection on November 14, 2012 in London, England. The exhibition showcases 300 works from a unique collection by Richard Harris, a former antique print dealer from Chicago, devoted to the iconography of death. The display highlights art works, historical artifacts, anatomical illustrations and ephemera from around the world and opens on November 15, 2012 until February 24, 2013.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid)

Collection owner Richard Harris stands in front of a work my Mexican artist Marcos Raya called Family Portrait : Wedding at the “Death: A Self-portrait” exhibition at the Wellcome Collection on November 14, 2012 in London, England. The exhibition showcases 300 works from a unique collection by Richard Harris, a former antique print dealer from Chicago, devoted to the iconography of death. The display highlights art works, historical artifacts, anatomical illustrations and ephemera from around the world and opens on November 15, 2012 until February 24, 2013. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid)

Hand painted 19th Century terracotta figures on display at the Death: A Self-portrait exhibition at the Wellcome Collection on November 14, 2012 in London, England. The exhibition showcases 300 works from a unique collection by Richard Harris, a former antique print dealer from Chicago, devoted to the iconography of death. The display highlights art works, historical artifacts, anatomical illustrations and ephemera from around the world and opens on November 15, 2012 until February 24, 2013.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid)

Hand painted 19th Century terracotta figures on display at the Death: A Self-portrait exhibition at the Wellcome Collection on November 14, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid)

An 18th century fruitwood Memento Mori is shown at the Death: A Self-portrait exhibition at the Wellcome Collection on November 14, 2012 in London, England. The exhibition showcases 300 works from a unique collection by Richard Harris, a former antique print dealer from Chicago, devoted to the iconography of death. The display highlights art works, historical artifacts, anatomical illustrations and ephemera from around the world and opens on November 15, 2012 until February 24, 2013.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid)

An 18th century fruitwood Memento Mori is shown at the Death: A Self-portrait exhibition at the Wellcome Collection on November 14, 2012 in London, England.(Photo by Peter Macdiarmid)

A visitor to the Death: A Self-portrait exhibition at the Wellcome Collection takes a photograph of Hungarian artist Balint Zsalko's collage entitled Monolith on November 14, 2012 in London, England. The exhibition showcases 300 works from a unique collection by Richard Harris, a former antique print dealer from Chicago, devoted to the iconography of death. The display highlights art works, historical artifacts, anatomical illustrations and ephemera from around the world and opens on November 15, 2012 until February 24, 2013.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid)

A visitor to the Death: A Self-portrait exhibition at the Wellcome Collection takes a photograph of Hungarian artist Balint Zsalko’s collage entitled Monolith on November 14, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid)

A manufactured plastic skull from 1950 is displayed at the Death: A Self-portrait exhibition at the Wellcome Collection on November 14, 2012 in London, England. The exhibition showcases 300 works from a unique collection by Richard Harris, a former antique print dealer from Chicago, devoted to the iconography of death. The display highlights art works, historical artifacts, anatomical illustrations and ephemera from around the world and opens on November 15, 2012 until February 24, 2013.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid)

A manufactured plastic skull from 1950 is displayed at the Death: A Self-portrait exhibition at the Wellcome Collection on November 14, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid)

A chandelier made from plaster casts of bones by artist Jodie Carey is displayed at the “Death: A Self-portrait” exhibition at the Wellcome Collection on November 14, 2012 in London, England. The exhibition showcases 300 works from a unique collection by Richard Harris, a former antique print dealer from Chicago, devoted to the iconography of death. The display highlights art works, historical artifacts, anatomical illustrations and ephemera from around the world and opens on November 15, 2012 until February 24, 2013.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid)

A chandelier made from plaster casts of bones by artist Jodie Carey is displayed at the “Death: A Self-portrait” exhibition at the Wellcome Collection on November 14, 2012 in London, England. The exhibition showcases 300 works from a unique collection by Richard Harris, a former antique print dealer from Chicago, devoted to the iconography of death. The display highlights art works, historical artifacts, anatomical illustrations and ephemera from around the world and opens on November 15, 2012 until February 24, 2013.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid)

A chandelier made from plaster casts of bones by artist Jodie Carey is displayed at the “Death: A Self-portrait” exhibition at the Wellcome Collection on November 14, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid)

A Plasticine skull made by the Argentinian Mondongo Collective entitled 'Calavera' is viewed at the Death: A Self-portrait exhibition at the Wellcome Collection on November 14, 2012 in London, England. The exhibition showcases 300 works from a unique collection by Richard Harris, a former antique print dealer from Chicago, devoted to the iconography of death. The display highlights art works, historical artifacts, anatomical illustrations and ephemera from around the world and opens on November 15, 2012 until February 24, 2013.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid)

A Plasticine skull made by the Argentinian Mondongo Collective entitled “Calavera” is viewed at the Death: A Self-portrait exhibition at the Wellcome Collection on November 14, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid)

An artwork entitled 'Are you still mad at me ?' by John Isaacs is displayed at the Death: A Self-portrait exhibition at the Wellcome Collection on November 14, 2012 in London, England. The exhibition showcases 300 works from a unique collection by Richard Harris, a former antique print dealer from Chicago, devoted to the iconography of death. The display highlights art works, historical artifacts, anatomical illustrations and ephemera from around the world and opens on November 15, 2012 until February 24, 2013.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid)

An artwork entitled 'Are you still mad at me ?' by John Isaacs is displayed at the Death: A Self-portrait exhibition at the Wellcome Collection on November 14, 2012 in London, England. The exhibition showcases 300 works from a unique collection by Richard Harris, a former antique print dealer from Chicago, devoted to the iconography of death. The display highlights art works, historical artifacts, anatomical illustrations and ephemera from around the world and opens on November 15, 2012 until February 24, 2013.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid)

An artwork entitled 'Are you still mad at me ?' by John Isaacs is displayed at the Death: A Self-portrait exhibition at the Wellcome Collection on November 14, 2012 in London, England. The exhibition showcases 300 works from a unique collection by Richard Harris, a former antique print dealer from Chicago, devoted to the iconography of death. The display highlights art works, historical artifacts, anatomical illustrations and ephemera from around the world and opens on November 15, 2012 until February 24, 2013.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid)

An artwork entitled “Are you still mad at me ?” by John Isaacs is displayed at the Death: A Self-portrait exhibition at the Wellcome Collection on November 14, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid)

Mexican' Day of the Dead' papier-mache skeletons surround a skull at the Death: A Self-portrait exhibition at the Wellcome Collection on November 14, 2012 in London, England. The exhibition showcases 300 works from a unique collection by Richard Harris, a former antique print dealer from Chicago, devoted to the iconography of death. The display highlights art works, historical artifacts, anatomical illustrations and ephemera from around the world and opens on November 15, 2012 until February 24, 2013.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid)

Mexican “Day of the Dead” papier-mache skeletons surround a skull at the Death: A Self-portrait exhibition at the Wellcome Collection on November 14, 2012 in London, England. Photo by Peter Macdiarmid)

Skulls and skull shaped vessels are displayed at the Death: A Self-portrait exhibition at the Wellcome Collection on November 14, 2012 in London, England. The exhibition showcases 300 works from a unique collection by Richard Harris, a former antique print dealer from Chicago, devoted to the iconography of death. The display highlights art works, historical artifacts, anatomical illustrations and ephemera from around the world and opens on November 15, 2012 until February 24, 2013.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid)

Skulls and skull shaped vessels are displayed at the Death: A Self-portrait exhibition at the Wellcome Collection on November 14, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid)

An Indonesian Tau-Tau or grave guardian sculpture sits near Mexican' Day of the Dead' papier-mache skeletons at the Death: A Self-portrait exhibition at the Wellcome Collection on November 14, 2012 in London, England. The exhibition showcases 300 works from a unique collection by Richard Harris, a former antique print dealer from Chicago, devoted to the iconography of death. The display highlights art works, historical artifacts, anatomical illustrations and ephemera from around the world and opens on November 15, 2012 until February 24, 2013.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid)

An Indonesian Tau-Tau or grave guardian sculpture sits near Mexican Day of the Dead papier-mache skeletons at the Death: A Self-portrait exhibition at the Wellcome Collection on November 14, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid)

A visitor photographs a work by Mexican artist Marcos Raya called Family Portrait : Wedding  at the “Death: A Self-portrait” exhibition at the Wellcome Collection on November 14, 2012 in London, England. The exhibition showcases 300 works from a unique collection by Richard Harris, a former antique print dealer from Chicago, devoted to the iconography of death. The display highlights art works, historical artifacts, anatomical illustrations and ephemera from around the world and opens on November 15, 2012 until February 24, 2013.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid)

A visitor photographs a work by Mexican artist Marcos Raya called Family Portrait : Wedding at the “Death: A Self-portrait” exhibition at the Wellcome Collection on November 14, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid)

A visitor photographs Mexican, Tibetan and Cameroonian masks at the “Death: A Self-portrait” exhibition at the Wellcome Collection on November 14, 2012 in London, England. The exhibition showcases 300 works from a unique collection by Richard Harris, a former antique print dealer from Chicago, devoted to the iconography of death. The display highlights art works, historical artifacts, anatomical illustrations and ephemera from around the world and opens on November 15, 2012 until February 24, 2013.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid)

A visitor photographs Mexican, Tibetan and Cameroonian masks at the “Death: A Self-portrait” exhibition at the Wellcome Collection on November 14, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid)

Antique American skeleton puppets are shown at the Death: A Self-portrait exhibition at the Wellcome Collection on November 14, 2012 in London, England. The exhibition showcases 300 works from a unique collection by Richard Harris, a former antique print dealer from Chicago, devoted to the iconography of death. The display highlights art works, historical artifacts, anatomical illustrations and ephemera from around the world and opens on November 15, 2012 until February 24, 2013.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid)

Antique American skeleton puppets are shown at the Death: A Self-portrait exhibition at the Wellcome Collection on November 14, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid)
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