By Peter Eleey, Elaine Sturtevant, with contributions by Bruce Hainley & Michael Lobel
This catalog accompanies the exhibition "Sturtevant: Double Trouble", on view at MOCA 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.
Published by MOMA, 2014
Hardcover with 200 pages and 130 color images
10 x 12 inches