Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Misunderstandings (A Theory of Photography)

"'Repetition,' not copying, or appropriation, or anything else."

"'Originally most of her artistic peers supported her work,' reported curator Christian Leigh. 'The climate began to shift when, in April 1967, she repeated The Store of Claes Oldenburg a few blocks from his own. By the mid-70s, what had at first been laughed at and appreciated for all the wrong reasons...quickly turned to anger, rage, mistrust, and misunderstanding on a collective scale.' The feeling seems to have been mutual. Sturtevant's withdrawal from the art world soon followed."

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