Sherrie Levine is an American appropriation artist and member of the Pictures Generation movement, a group of artists reworking familiar imagery from the mass media. Levine incorporates several different media in her artistic practice, including photography, painting, and sculpture. In her examination of the codes of representation and authenticity, Levine photographs the work of historically significant artists, such as Walker Evans, Eliot Porter, Fernand Léger, and Van Gogh.
Subsequently, Levine’s work has been the subject of legal disputes concerning the appropriation of content protected by intellectual property law. Her primary strategies for producing conceptual art include quoting, excerpting, staging, and recontextualizing. She interrogates notions of ownership and meaning by directly confronting audiences with reproductions of canonical works––such as Marcel Duchamp’s 1917 ready-made sculpture, Fountain––in gallery or museum contexts.
Levine has exhibited with David Zwirner Gallery in New York City, and her work is in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, the Tate Gallery in London, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, among others. She divides her time between New York City and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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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.