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Hannah Wilke
Handle With Care
1987

Performalist Self-Portrait with Donald Goddard
Thermometer, black and white photographs, rubber-stamped “Hannahgram” verso
Edition of 250

15.75 × 6.5 in (40 × 16.51 cm)
12,000 USD

Hannah Wilke refered to Handle with Care as a Performalist Self-portrait, referring to a practice she devloped in the 1970s which reversed normative subject and photographer roles. Wilke would pose and then direct the photographer to shoot.

Hannah Wilke, *With Sculptures in Snow*, 1978. Archival photograph. Hannah Wilke Collection & Archive, Los Angeles. © Marsie, Emanuelle, Damon, and Andrew Scharlatt. Licensed by VAGA at Artist’s Rights Society (ARS), New York, DACs, London

Hannah Wilke, With Sculptures in Snow, 1978. Archival photograph. Hannah Wilke Collection & Archive, Los Angeles. © Marsie, Emanuelle, Damon, and Andrew Scharlatt. Licensed by VAGA at Artist’s Rights Society (ARS), New York, DACs, London

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