In contemporary life, the portrait – thanks to the invention of photography – has become ubiquitous. For more than a century, the production of inexpensive and portable images of loved ones for an ever-expanding clientele has served to democratize the portrait even as a trade in painted portraits continues. Drawn from the Zimmerli's collection and including loans from private and public collections, "Striking Resemblance" explores portraiture in painting, photography, sculpture, print media, film, and video from about 1800 to the present. It also examines distinctions among the individual portrait, the partnerships suggested by the double portrait, and the representation of the many in the group portrait. This exhibition will be accompanied by a forthcoming book, co-published with Prestel.