Self-Portrait of Phyllis Diller

Description
This framed work of art is a self-portrait of Phyllis Diller. She depicts herself on a blue background with a black marker outline of her face and hair with blue eyes and pink lips enhanced with colored paint. Diller began painting for pleasure in the mid-1980s. During this time, she was staying in a large suite at Harrah’s in Reno, NV where she had enough space to set up several easels and canvases. She described her style as painting quickly and without too much thought about each individual painting. This quick style allowed her to complete anywhere from ten to twenty-five paintings per day.
Location
Currently not on view
maker
Diller, Phyllis
place made
United States: California, Los Angeles
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
felt tip pen (overall material)
metal (overall material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16 in x 13 in x 1/2 in; 40.64 cm x 33.02 cm x 1.27 cm
ID Number
2003.0289.20
accession number
2003.0289
catalog number
2003.0289.20
Credit Line
Gift of Phyllis Diller
subject
Humor
Comedians
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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