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Elaine Sturtevant: Double Trouble Exhibition Catalogue

Elaine Sturtevant: Double Trouble Exhibition Catalogue

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By Peter Eleey, Elaine Sturtevant. Contributions by Bruce Hainley, Michael Lobel.

Published on the occasion of Sturtevant: Double Trouble, MOCA Los Angeles, March 20, 2015  July 27, 2015. 

Sturtevant: Double Trouble is the first comprehensive survey in America of Sturtevant's (American, b. 1924, d. 2014) 50-year career and the only institutional presentation of her work organized in the United States since 1973. Sturtevant has been "repeating" the works of her contemporaries since 1964, using some of the most iconic artworks of her generation as a source and catalyst for the exploration of originality, authorship, and the interior structures of art and image culture. Beginning with her versions of works by Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol, Sturtevant initially turned the visual logic of Pop art back on itself, probing uncomfortably at the workings of art history in real time. Her chameleon-like embrace of other artists' art has also resulted in her being largely overlooked in the history of postwar American art. As a woman "repeating" the work of better-known male artists, she has passed almost unnoticed through the hierarchies of mid-century modernism and postmodernism. 

  • MOMA, 2014
  • Hardcover, 200 pages
  • 130 color images
  • 10 x 12 inches

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