Les Artistes

"Young Collectors" september - december 2013

Born in 1947 in the USA. Lives and works in New York.

Sherrie Levine’s work of appropriation revolves around questions of authorship, authenticity, cultural value, and the demystification of artworks. Since the late 1970’s, she reprises images and objects – such as sculptures by Constantin Brancusi and Marcel Duchamp, photographs by Walker Evans and Alfred Stieglitz, and geometric forms from abstract modernist painting – and places them before contemporary audiences to be experienced again. Her practice underscores the way the art accumulates different meanings over time and in different contexts. Levine suggests that how we see and understand things is conditioned by our collective and singular, shared and private experiences.