National Portrait Gallery  /  Hide/Seek

This exhibition catalogue focuses on themes of sexual difference in American portraiture, from 1880 until 2010.

  • Special edition tan slipcase with title stamped with clear foil.
  • Front cover has Janet Flanner wearing a hat by Berenice Abbott while the back has Ralph McWilliams holding up a mirror viewed from behind.
  • Title page with frontispiece has a detail of Dancing Sailors, a watercolor painting by Charles Demuth.
  • The table of contents page is embellished with a small portrait of Susan Sontag by Peter Hujar.
  • Chapter opener with George Bellow’s Riverfront, either half-covered or half revealed by a block of flesh-toned color block.
  • Plate 59, a photo taken by twenty year old Nan Goldin, shows her roommate who performed in drag.
  • A detail of the typographic treatment for each catalogue entry.
  • Plate 81 shows a portrait of the dancer/choreographer Bill T. Jones by Keith Haring and photographed by Tseng Kwong Chi.
  • Plate 83, from his series of Camouflage Self-Portraits, Andy Warhol hides in plain sight.

Other projects completed for the National Portrait Gallery include:

Cover of the Lines in Long Array shows a black and white photograph of a lone tree in a field at night.

Lines in Long Array

Commemorative book of poetry and photography

Cover of Behind the Portrait shows a man holding up a paintbrush with red paint so that only his eyes are visible.

Behind the Portrait

Development book

Cover of the Portrait of a Nation features portraits of Leontyne Price, Bill Gates and Audrey Hepburn.

Portrait of a Nation


The Opening Day poster features a black and white photograph of Babe Ruth seated holding a bat and wearing his team uniform.

Opening Day


Cover  of the George Washington: A National Treasure catalogue features George Washington, a star, and stripes.

George Washington

Exhibition identity, catalogue, and print materials

over of the Legacy: Spain and the U.S. in the Age of Independence featuresGoya’s painting of Félix Colón de Larri&aacutetegui.



Portraying America campaign materials feature a photograph of Amelia Earhart & Roy Lichtenstein’s portrait of Robert Kennedy.

Portraying America

Capital campaign materials