Act #9


Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art

"For Act #9, I wanted to be the guy getting the make-up. I wanted to see what that was like. The old-age make-up alone took 2 ½ hours and once it was on, I "became" the character. I became crotchety, my voice started rattling and I began to stoop over. This man is facing an audience, talking to someone, maybe about his life story. Maybe this is a play and he is delivering his monologue. Some say he reminds them of Willy Loman from Death of a Salesman."
—Nic Nicosia

Consider similarities between Nic Nicosia's photograph of himself as an old man and Willy Loman's comment to his friend in Arthur Miller's 1949 play Death of a Salesman: "A man can't go out the way he came in, Ben. A man has got to add up to something."

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  • Title: Act #9
  • Date Created: 1995
  • Physical Dimensions: Sheet dimensions: 47 3/8 × 47 3/8 in. (120.33 × 120.33 cm) Framed dimensions: 48 7/8 × 48 7/8 × 2 in. (124.14 × 124.14 × 5.08 cm)
  • Type: Photographs
  • External Link: https://www.dma.org/object/artwork/4312741/
  • Medium: Oil on gelatin silver print


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