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Sturtevant (1924-2014)



The Dark Threat of Absence Fragmented and Sliced, Part 1 (2003)
The Dark Threat of Absence Fragmented and Sliced, Part 2 (2003)
The Dark Threat of Absence Fragmented and Sliced, Part 3 (2003)
The Dark Threat of Absence Fragmented and Sliced, Part 4 (2003)
The Dark Threat of Absence Fragmented and Sliced, Part 5 (2003)
The Dark Threat of Absence Fragmented and Sliced, Part 6 (2003)
The Dark Threat of Absence Fragmented and Sliced, Unnumbered (2003)


Sturtevant (American, 1924-2014) began “repeating” the works of her contemporaries in 1964, using some of the most iconic artworks of her generation as a source and catalyst for the exploration of originality, authorship, and the interior structures of art and image culture. Beginning with her versions of works by Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol, Sturtevant initially turned the visual logic of Pop art back on itself, probing uncomfortably at the workings of art history in real time. Yet her chameleon-like embrace of other artists’ art has also resulted in her being largely overlooked in the history of postwar American art. As a woman making versions of the work of better-known male artists, she has passed almost unnoticed through the hierarchies of mid-century modernism and postmodernism, at once absent from these histories while nevertheless articulating their structures.