Elaine Sturtevant
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Elaine Sturtevant, an American artist born 1930. She has achieved recognition for her art that consist entirely of producing copies of other artists' works. She initially centred her production in the early 1960s on reproducing works by Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Jasper Johns, and Andy Warhol. Then the late 1960s, she replicating works by Joseph Beuys and Duchamp. Since the early 1980s, she turned to Robert Gober, Anselm Kiefer, Paul McCarthy, and Felix Gonzalez-Torres. In most cases, her decision to copy an artist starts before the latter achieves a broader recognition. Nearly all of the artists she chose to copy are today considered iconic of their time. This has given rise to discussions amongst art critics on how it has been possible for Sturtevant to identify these now famous artists at such an early stage.

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