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‘Michael Craig-Martin Self-Portrait (Purple)’ by Michael Craig-Martin, Museums Sheffield

The human face is perhaps one of the most replicated images in western art – so much so that Museums Sheffield have made an entire exhibition about it. Heads Roll, curated by artist Paul Morrison, opened this week, presenting an intriguing mix of historical and contemporary artworks showing faces and heads.

The exhibition asks us to explore our preconceptions of perhaps one of the most familiar themes in art. From Ancient Egypt to the selfie (via some beautiful and obscure pieces along the way) this selection prods us to think about resemblance, abstraction, fiction and authenticity. It’s open at Graves Gallery until 24 November.

Image: © Michael Craig-Martin. Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian.