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Portrait of the artist Phyllis Galembo 
1980 
  
Polaroid print, unique 
24 x 20 1/2 in (61 x 52.1 cm) 
  
Swann Galleries - New York 
Courtesy of Swann Galleries (Auction, Feb 7, 2008, #2135, Lot 159) 
  
 
LL/27143 
  
With Close's signature and date, in ink, on recto; framed.
 
Phyllis Galembo is known for her remarkable portraits of Africans and Caribbeans, which also explore religious beliefs and rituals, including the practice of voodoo.
 
Her works are included in the: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; New York Public Library; Houston Museum of Art; Polaroid Corporation, Boston, Massachusetts; and Rockefeller Foundation, New York. 
 

 
  
 
  
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