Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Every Woman Artist

fountain (after Marcel Duchamp)
Sherrie Levine, Fountain (after Marcel Duchamp), 1991

"Every woman artist will tell you she exists in a universe of discourse created by men, works with a language created by men, a language suffused, colored, drenched in male desire. That is, every woman artist is speaking a foreign language, like Beckett writing in French. This should not be overstressed, because the languages involved here have much in common--indeed, so much in common that they appear at times to be exactly congruent, like a photograph of a photograph." [Donald Barthelme, catalog introduction for an exhibit of work by Sherrie Levine, 1987]


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