Sherrie Levine is an American appropriation artist and member of the Pictures Generation. In her examination of the codes of representation and authenticity, Levine recreates the work of historically significant artists, such as like Walker Evans, Constantin Brancusi, Vincent van Gogh, and Edgar Degas, among others. Her work interrogates notions of ownership and meaning by directly confronting canonical works and the viewer in gallery or museum contexts. “The world is filled to suffocating,” the artist has said. “Every word, every image, is leased and mortgaged. We know what a picture is but a space in which a variety of images, none of them original, blend and clash.” Born in 1947 in Hazleton, PA, she went on to receive her MFA from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Levine has exhibited with David Zwirner gallery in New York, and her work is in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Tate Gallery in London, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and The Museum of Modern Art in New York, among others. Levine lives and works between New York, NY and Santa Fe, NM.
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Barcham Green Portfolio No. 1-5, 1986
Set of five aquatints, some with photogravure.
Image size: varied x"; paper size: each 31 x 22½". Edition 25.