R.I.P. – Reproduction Artist Sturtevant Has Passed Away

May 8th, 2014

Sturtevant, the appropriation artist who worked at making manual repetitions and recreations of iconic artists and young upstarts alike, has died.  Reports claim that the artist, who won the Golden Lion at the 54th annual Venice Biennale, was 84 years old, but as much information about the artist remains unknown, this is not certain.  Sturtevant will be the subject of an upcoming career retrospective this November at MoMA.  “Her various catalytic conversions prove that art can be (at its best?) an impetus for action—aesthetic, cerebral, insurrectionary ,” said writer Bruce Hainley.

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