Sturtevant. The Brutal Truth
Since the mid-1960s, Ohio-born artist Elaine Sturtevant has been concerned with one the of the most important themes in Western art–originality. Now living and working in Paris, she reproduces existing paintings by artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and Frank Stella–to name just a few. Often indistinguishable from the originals, these works call attention to the crucial issues of origin and difference. Designed and produced in close collaboration with the artist, this opulently illustrated, two-volume publication is both a catalogue of her extensive oeuvre and an artist’s book. Supplemented by probing essays and interviews, it offers an unprecedented overview of the unique and unparalleled work of this American artist.