Sherrie Levine: Mayhem

Sherrie Levine: Mayhem
Library Shelf Location 18.LEVI
Publication Date 2012
Description By Johanna Burton and Elisabeth Sussman; With contributions by Thomas Crow, David Joselit, Maria H. Loh, Howard Singerman, and Carrie Springer Although the American artist and conceptual photographer Sherrie Levine (b. 1947) has been the subject of much critical discourse for the past thirty years, she has not been the subject of a comprehensive survey–until now. This handsome volume, created in close collaboration with the artist, contains 100 color images that cover the full range of Levine's practice, from classic photographic works and sculptures to lesser-known drawings, paintings, and objects. A selection of writings by the artist and several essays by distinguished art historians augment the artworks. While much of Levine's art has a historical basis—drawing on existing imagery from both high and low culture—her early and continued engagement with digital technology places her firmly within a contemporary context, in which the borrowing, reframing, and reproduction of imagery have become second nature. This book acknowledges the central role Levine has played in the history of appropriation, and also draws attention to her practice of using repetition, serial images, and the pairing of objects, thereby highlighting conceptual threads that run through her work. Above all, however, the publication focuses on the materiality of Levine's art, emphasizing its powerfully seductive nature. This elegant volume, created in close collaboration with the artist, contains more than 150 color images that highlight the range of Levine's practice, including photographs, paintings, and sculpture. Essays by distinguished art historians highlight the role Levine has played in the history of art through the borrowing, reframing, and transformation of imagery, as well as through repetition and the use of serial images. The text and images in this volume emphasize the close tie between the conceptual and powerfully seductive nature of Levine’s art. 216 pages. 152 color ill. Whitney Museum of American Art and Yale University Press, 2012.
ISBN 9780300175967
Quantity 1
Pages 216
Authors Johanna Burton, Elisabeth Sussman
Format Hardback
Publisher Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Related Artist Sherrie Levine
Categories Painting, Photography, Sculpture
Artist's Nationality American (USA)
Language English

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