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 […]

“Theme: Not Duchamp, Not Levine”

September 23, 2008 | Comments Off on “Theme: Not Duchamp, Not Levine”

– Joan Bowlen Walk into a Dollar Tree or souvenir shop and look around at the multitude of plastic cookware, cheap costume jewelry, generic sweatshirts, and the rack upon rack of universal postcards and posters.  These are objects which, if asked for a first reaction, most people would not say that these objects are beautiful, […]

Theme: The 20th Century American Art Photographic Canon

September 22, 2008 | Comments Off on Theme: The 20th Century American Art Photographic Canon

– Peter Zimmerman Sherrie Levine’s photography of the late 1970s/early 1980s focuses on the cultural impact of authenticity, the esteem placed on the unique nature of authorship and the technical mode of production implicit in the photographic medium. However, within these larger and more broad discussions are slightly more nuanced attacks on the status quo […]

Body Language: The Presence and Absence of Cindy Sherman and Sherrie Levine, 1975-1987 Perhaps one of the most overlooked series in Cindy Sherman’s oeuvre is a photographic travelogue throughout her childhood, adolescence and early adulthood. Titled “A Cindy Book (c.1964-1975),” the collection brings together pictures from vacations, school activities (prom, sporting events, class photos, etc.), […]

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