After Edgar Degas, Sherrie Levine
Sherrie Levine
After Edgar Degas
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Sherrie Levine

After Edgar Degas, 1987


Bild
23.4 x 30.0 cm
Blatt
66.0 x 53.0 cm
Physical Description
Lithography on hand made paper
Inventory Number
DZF 57
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

Borrowed authorship! The photographs by this American artist confirm her admission that she would have preferred to process all the exposed originals herself. That is how she proceeds in 'After Edgar Degas' with the painter's subjects, which were created during the first golden age of photography. Back then, between 1860 and 1880, Gaspard-Félix Tournachon, who would achieve world fame with his camera under his pseudonym, Nadar, wandered through Paris. In nightclubs and cafés, at the washstand, at the riding ground and at the ballet school, he watched people who were absorbed in themselves, singing, drinking, dancing, yawning - like his friend Degas, who was recording them in drawings and paintings around that time. Legitimated by Appropriation Art, Sherrie Levine now steals from these references the aura of the original, always using the same format of 69 x 56 centimetres. She does the same not only with Degas (à la Nadar), but also with such masters of Classic Modernism as Kasimir Malevich and Yves Klein or the plant photographer Karl Blossfeldt, as if wishing to lay claim to their copyright for herself. In reality, however, she delivers a sympathetic declaration of relationship through the formally and materially changed reproduction.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
After Edgar Degas (Original Title)
Photographer
Part Number / Total
4 / 5
Serial Number / Edition
35 / 35
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Lithography on hand made paper
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert unten links: Degas

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Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Sherrie Levine

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Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Associated Persons and Institutions

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Primary
  • 5 Abstract Ideas and Concepts
  • 46C131 riding a horse, ass, or mule; rider, horseman
  • 43C21211 jockey
  • 31D14(+2) adult man (+ back view)
Secondary
  • 25H1 landscapes in the temperate zone

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31.01.2019