Act #9

MAKER:
Artist

Nic Nicosia ( American, 1951 )

DATE:
1995
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"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."