Art History, After Sherrie Levine

Art History, After Sherrie Levine

by Howard Singerman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520267222

ISBN-13: 9780520267220

Pub. Date: 11/22/2011

Publisher: University of California Press

This book examines the career of New York-based artist Sherrie Levine, whose 1981 series of photographs “after Walker Evans”—taken not from life but from Evans’s famous depression-era documents of rural Alabama—became central examples in theorizing postmodernism in the visual arts in the 1980s. For the first in-depth examination of

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This book examines the career of New York-based artist Sherrie Levine, whose 1981 series of photographs “after Walker Evans”—taken not from life but from Evans’s famous depression-era documents of rural Alabama—became central examples in theorizing postmodernism in the visual arts in the 1980s. For the first in-depth examination of Levine, Howard Singerman surveys a wide variety of sources, both historical and theoretical, to assess an artist whose work was understood from the outset to challenge both the label “artist” and the idea of oeuvre—and who has over the past three decades crafted a significant oeuvre of her own. Singerman addresses Levine’s work after Evans, Brancusi, Malevich, and others as an experimental art historical practice—material reenactments of the way the work of art history is always doubled in and structured by language, and of the ways the art itself resists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520267220
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
11/22/2011
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. Pictures
2. Photographs
3. Paintings
4. Endgame
5. Sculptures
6. Counting

Notes
List of Illustrations

Index

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