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Eleanor Antin

The Artist's Studio, 2001

Chromogenic print
47 × 59 1/8 in
119.4 × 150.2 cm
Edition of 6
This is part of a limited edition set.
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New York
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Series
*The Last Days of Pompeii*
Eleanor Antin
American, b. 1935
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The core of Eleanor Antin’s performances, films, photographs, written texts, and installations is her wide cast of alter egos from both historic and contemporary times, who explore issues of age, race, sex, and class. As critic Kim Levin aptly said, by “impersonating the past, Antin personalizes the issues and dilemmas of the present.” Antin began creating Conceptual art in the 1960s, and in the ’70s became widely known for using then-unconventional narrative forms in her artwork, such as autobiography and impersonation, always with a transgressive, deadpan humor. One of her most famous characters was Eleanora Antinova—an imagined forgotten black ballerina from Sergei Diaghilev’s productions—as whom she has written a fictitious memoir and made films, drawings, and performances.

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About the work
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*The Last Days of Pompeii*
Eleanor Antin
American, b. 1935
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The core of Eleanor Antin’s performances, films, photographs, written texts, and installations is her wide cast of alter egos from both historic and contemporary times, who explore issues of age, race, sex, and class. As critic Kim Levin aptly said, by “impersonating the past, Antin personalizes the issues and dilemmas of the present.” Antin began creating Conceptual art in the 1960s, and in the ’70s became widely known for using then-unconventional narrative forms in her artwork, such as autobiography and impersonation, always with a transgressive, deadpan humor. One of her most famous characters was Eleanora Antinova—an imagined forgotten black ballerina from Sergei Diaghilev’s productions—as whom she has written a fictitious memoir and made films, drawings, and performances.

Eleanor Antin

The Artist's Studio, 2001

Chromogenic print
47 × 59 1/8 in
119.4 × 150.2 cm
Edition of 6
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
location
New York
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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