Andrea Fraser, ‘Museum Highlights’, 1989, Hammer Museum

About Andrea Fraser

Performance and video artist Andrea Fraser is known for her institutional critique in works such as Official Welcome (2001), in which she delivered a monologue satirizing the bombastic language used when presenting art exhibitions and prizes, or the controversial Untitled (2003), a videotaped encounter in which a collector paid $20,000 in exchange for sex with the artist, posing the question of whether art is prostitution. Elsewhere, she has created color print mash-ups of works by modern and Renaissance masters like a Jackson Pollock and Titian.

American, b. 1965, Billings, Montana