Annie Lennox & Allan Martin

Self-Portrait

About this artwork

This is a beautiful and captivating image of Annie Lennox who shot to global fame in the 1980s as half of the pop-duo Eurythmics. In the 1990s she embarked on an equally successful solo-career. This photograph was used as the album cover of her third solo studio album, ‘Bare’, which was released in 2003. Lennox has said: “The ‘posture’ of the image refers back to earlier days of Eurythmics with the ‘Touch’ cover, only this time I have now turned to face the audience eye to eye, as it were. I am as ‘bare’ as the title suggests, though not entirely exposed. The image is timeless, gender free, and racially ambiguous. I could be a statue, a ghostly apparition, or an Indian saddhu. The false lashes represent the artifice of ‘performance’”.

Annie Lennox

Allan Martin

Annie Lennox

Allan Martin