contribution to Platform provides one of the most accessibly priced art-buying opportunities at The Armory Show. For $100 viewers can take home a passport-sized “self-portrait” that captures their silhouette within an image of their eye. The artist has mounted the installation once before—at abc (art berlin contemporary) in 2014.
“I came up with the idea when I saw reflections in the eyes of my wife,” said Stolte. He chose the small-scale prints due to their inherently intimate feel. “You look into your own eye at that moment, you press the button yourself, so it’s very personal,” he explained. The photographs are printed out on the spot and come in a small folder, which Stolte said “you can give to your friend or put in your pocket—it’s a memory.”