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Elaine Sturtevant

1930 - 2014, born in Lakewood  (Ohio, United States of America)

 

Uncategorisable and for a long time misunderstood, Sturtevant established, in the 1960s, a critical relationship between the system of art and the concept of the author.

With her replicas of works by other artists – Warhol, Johns, Duchamp, Beuys, Gonzales-Torres – produced using the same technique as the “original”, and his more recent videos made from collages of images, Sturtevant is constantly questioning originality and the signature, notions that are now omnipresent in art.

Selected Bibliography

Eleey, Peter ; Lowry, Glenn D. Sturtevant : Double trouble [exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, New York, November 9, 2014-February 22, 2015 ; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, March-July 2015]. New York : Museum of Modern Art, 2014. 

Gaensheimer, Susanne ; Schröder, Klaus Albrecht ; Kittelmann, Udo ... [et al.]. Sturtevant : Drawing double reversal [exhibition, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Nov.1, 2014-Feb. 1, 2015 ; Albertina Wien, Feb. 14-May 17, 2015 ; Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, May 30-Aug. 23, 2015]. Zürich : JRP Ringier, 2014.

Sturtevant, Elaine ; Birnbaum, Daniel. Serpentine Gallery / Sturtevant / Finite Infinite. London : Koenig Books : Serpentine Gallery, 2013. 

Rux, Béatrice ; Sturtevant, Elaine ; Liew, Fredrik. Bild / Bild : Bild över bild = Image / image : Image over image : [exhibition, Moderna Museet, Stockolm, 17.3 - 26.8.2012 ; Kunsthalle Zürich, 17.11.2012 - 20.1.2013]. Zurich : JRP/Ringier ; Stockholm : Moderna Museet, 2012. 

Esparceil, Anne-Julie ; Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris (Paris) ; Diebold, Christian-Martin... [et al.]. Sturtevant : the razzle dazzle of thinking : [exposition], l'Arc, Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris, [2010]. Paris : Paris-Musées, 2010. 

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