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STURTEVANT: WARHOL MARILYN. Patricia Lee. Afterall Books, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London, 2016. One Work. Distributed in the U.S.A. by MIT Press, Cambridge. 88 pp. with 26 ills. (18 col.). 21 x 15 cm. ISBN 9781846381638 In English.
Publisher's description: Warhol Marilyn (1965) is not a work by Andy Warhol but by the artist Elaine Sturtevant (1930-2014). Throughout her career, Sturtevant (as she preferred to be called) remade and exhibited works by other contemporary artists, among them Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, and Robert Rauschenberg. For Warhol Marilyn, Sturtevant used one of Warhol's own silkscreens from his series of Marilyn printed multiples. (When asked how he made his silkscreened work, Warhol famously answered, "I don't know. Ask Elaine.") In this book, Patricia Lee examines Warhol Marilyn as representing a shift in thinking about artistic authorship and originality, highlighting a decisive moment in the rethinking of the contemporary artwork. Lee describes the cognitive dissonance a viewer might feel on learning the identity of Warhol Marilyn's author, and explains that mistaken identity is part of Sturtevant's intention for the operation of the work. She discusses the ways that Sturtevant's methodology went against the grain of a certain interpretation of modernism, and addresses the cultural significance of both Warhol and Monroe as celebrity figures.
Artist(s):Sturtevant, Elaine; Warhol, Andy (influence of)
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-1945 — Several Media — Women Artists
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 170955
Paperbound $16.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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