Sherrie Levine

born 1947

Sherrie Levine, ‘2 Shoes’ 1992
2 Shoes 1992
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In Tate Liverpool

Biography

Sherrie Levine (born 1947 in Hazleton, Pennsylvania) is an American photographer, painter, and conceptual artist. She is best known for her reproductions of significant male artists' works through the medium of photography and sculpture, so as to discuss notions of authenticity and originality.

In particular, Levine's reproductions focus upon idolized male artists in order to critique limiting ideas of 'Artist Genius' in which Art History has traditionally undervalued the role of female artists. Through appropriation and recreation of certain modern artworks, Levine adds a more feminine interpretation to readymade art. She is often discussed in conjunction with 1980's feminist art.

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Art Term

Appropriation

Appropriation in art and art history refers to the practice of artists using pre-existing objects or images in their art ...

Tate Papers

Resistance to Replication

Margaret Iversen, Resistance to Replication, Tate Papers no.8

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