In our new Whitney Stories series, artists choose portraits from Human Interest that inspire them. Now it's your turn! Share an image on Instagram of yourself in front of a favorite work. When you post, tell us why that particular portrait speaks to you and use the hashtag #WhitneyPortraits. Every week, we’ll highlight some favorites on our account.
“It’s a portrait of his desire to be completely honest with his audience.”
—Martha Wilson on John Coplans’s Untitled (Frieze No. 2)Watch the video
“I had a poster of this painting in my college room for all four years of college.”
—Mathew Cerletty on Jean Michel Basquiat’s Hollywood AfricansWatch the video
“Alice was a friend of mine, and I’ve always liked her work, even though her work was different than mine.”
—Barkley Hendricks on Alice Neel’s Andy WarholWatch the Video