My Hands

Alfredo Jaar
My Hands, 1977
Pigment Print
Work: 50.8 x 50.8 cm

My Hands is a computer-generated picture created by Alfredo Jaar in 1977, during his first visit to the United States. While the self-portrait depicts his face in various states of despair and emotions, this work illustrates a much more immediate and practical concern for the artist, who feared imprisonment in his own country. Jaar represents here his hands as if about to be handcuffed.