In this solo exhibition, Deborah Kass explored issues of appropriation,
identity, and the influence of Andy Warhol's imagery. Kass's borrowing of
Warhol's images, particularly of celebrities, questioned the values we place
on both popular culture and fame-specifically, who is famous and why. Kass's
own self-portraits in the style of Warhol help us understand how the self
is determined by a variety of cultural, social, and personal factors rather
than by biology or genetics alone. Kass's work was also included in the
Ciphers of Identity exhibition.