I just want to get some other people's opinions on this. If you are a painter, I don't think you have much choice, sooner or later you have to do a self portrait. At least this is how it seems to me personally.
However, my question is, when you paint a self portrait, what do you do with it when you are done? Do you put it up for sale? The problem here is that even though there are a lot of people who know I am an artist, I haven't been able to think of a good reason why they would want to have or house a painting of me. Even I don't want to have a picture of me.
It seems to me that with a self portrait all I can do is keep it in my house in a box somewhere, or on the wall to just sit there where very few people will ever see it. I know one of the prime values of a self portrait is just that it gives you very good practice as an artist, but please let me know what your opinion is on what to do with self portraits once they are completed.