Photo Puzzle

This art piece from MUMOK in Vienna is a bit of a puzzle to me. I’m afraid I don’t know the artist.  I was too distracted to make note of every artist. Sorry. I think that if you identify each person’s photograph, you can spell something using the first letter of their first names. If anyone can help me figure this out the rest of these, I’d love some help.art exhibit, MUMOK, Vienna, AustriaSo far I have:

Andy Warhol

next group:

Pablo Picasso

Oscar Wilde

Romy Schneider

Ted Hughes

Rigoberta Menchú

Alfred Hitchcock

I

Tilda Swinton

next group:

O

Frida Kahlo

next group:

Thomas Mann

Hillary Clinton

Econ Shiller

next group:

Arthur Rimbaud

R

T

Ingrid Bergman

Susan Sontag

Tina Turner

next group:

Albert Einstein

Simone de Beauvoir

next group:

Annie Leibowitz

Nelson Mandela

next group:

Anne Frank

L

Patti Smith

Lilian Helman  Hannah Arendt

A

Barak Obama

E

T

So I think it says “A portrait of the artist as an ?” I thought “alphabet” but Lilian Helman messes that up, unless I’ve got her wrong. If anyone can name my missing photos – please let me know in the comments. Thanks!

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8 thoughts on “Photo Puzzle

  1. My thanks to LuiZ FernandoS at http://belohorizontedailyphoto.wordpress.com for his help with 3 names! I must say I’d never even heard of Rigoberta Menchú or Arthur Rimbaud!

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  2. Peter S says:

    A google search for this artwork also shows a slightly different version with Tiger Woods as the last letter. Which makes me wonder who the “T” is in the version in your photo (as well as the the others), and why there is a second version with Woods included instead.

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  3. Tim Grantham says:

    Terri, the photo is of Hannah Arendt, not Lillian Helman, so your answer to the puzzle is correct. (see http://mcluhangalaxy.wordpress.com/2011/12/09/hannah-arendt-marshall-mcluhan-violence-power-technology-identity/). Great post!

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  4. Terri I’m reading this on my iPhone which adds a challenge to the challenge, but I think you cracked the code here.

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