An afternoon at New York’s Museum of Modern Art:
‘What’s this?’ I asked the young lady, a curator-assistant, walking alongside me.
‘Oh, that!’ She said, ‘That’s Pollock. It’s painting about Painting.’
Paul Jackson Pollock [1912-1956]
An early commercial take on Self-Reference, the recursive image on the Droste Cocoa Container, later dubbed the Droste Effect. [Johannes Musset, 1900]