Sherrie Levine, Barcham Green Portfolio No. 5. After A Photograph, 1986

Like Bidlo, Levine appropriated canonical artists. However, she was more interested in drawing attention to her work as a woman artist who wanted to present herself as a great artist, but was unable to due to the impenetrability of the art historical canon. Levine unabashedly presented this iconic Walker Evans artwork as her own, signing her name to the prints. The Walker Evans Foundation was annoyed at Levine’s gumption and ended up buying every single print from her exhibition and destroying them to make sure that no one else could own one.

 

Posted on December 6 2012, with 194 Notes

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    #REALFAKE Casually “dissembling mass-media fictions” Ph. Sherrie Levine
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    heartily approve of women stealing from men tbqh
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    Sherrie Levine, After Walker Evans: 4, 1981
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