Sherrie Levine
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Sherrie Levine (born 1947) is an American photographer and appropriation artist. Levine is known for her series consisting in re-photographing famous pictures of Walker Evans photos (1981), Van Gogh paintings (1993) without any further manipulation. In 1991 she produced her most seminal work “Fountain” a gold plated bronze urinal, modelled after Marcel Duchamp’s ready-made of the same name. Levine addressed the modernist themes of seriality and repetition with her striped paintings in 1985 and check paintings in 1986. By 1987, these evolved into game boards for checkers, chess, and backgammon, which refer not only to the Minimalist grid but also to the Surrealists emphasis on chance and play.

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