Monday Quotables

September 29, 2008 | Comments Off on Monday Quotables

“Thus, if one of the major claims of modernist art theory was the insistence on the self-sufficiency and purity of the work of art, postmodern practice hinges on the assertion of contingency and the primacy of cultural codes. It follows that a significant proportion of postmodern art based on photographic usages is animated by a […]

Photographic Analysis: “Untitled (President: 4)” (1979)

September 29, 2008 | Comments Off on Photographic Analysis: “Untitled (President: 4)” (1979)

¬†Sherrie Levine. “Untitled (President: 4)”, 1979. -Joan Bowlen As an example of Sherrie Levine’s work concerning questions of mass media and its role in the formation of stereotypes and a commodified culture, this 1979 collage cut-out provides a look into Levine’s early articulation of these concepts concerning artistic representation.¬† Using mass-produced images ripped from commercial […]