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Lynn Hershman Leeson, ‘Untitled (LH1823)’, n.d., Anglim Gilbert Gallery
Lynn Hershman Leeson, ‘Untitled (LH1823)’, n.d., Anglim Gilbert Gallery
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Untitled (LH1823), n.d.

Graphite and gouache
8 1/4 × 5 1/2 in
21 × 14 cm
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San Francisco
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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Lynn Hershman Leeson
American, b. 1941
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An early pioneer of new media artworks, Lynn Hershman Leeson explores the moral and ethical quandaries raised in a culture obsessed with technology and artifice. Leeson is perhaps best known for her creation in the 1970s of a fictitious alter ego named Roberta Breitmore, whom she brought to life through performances and photographs and exposed to such voguish experiences as therapy and Weight Watchers. Revisiting this theme decades later, Leeson created an installation re-imagining Edouard Manet’s Olympia (1863) by posing a custom-made RealDoll to look like the prostitute in the iconic portrait. The installation, entitled Olympia: Fictive Projections and the Myth of the Real Woman (2007-2008), features images of Manet’s painting projected onto the sex doll’s body.

Lynn Hershman Leeson, ‘Untitled (LH1823)’, n.d., Anglim Gilbert Gallery
Lynn Hershman Leeson, ‘Untitled (LH1823)’, n.d., Anglim Gilbert Gallery
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About the work
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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Lynn Hershman Leeson
American, b. 1941
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An early pioneer of new media artworks, Lynn Hershman Leeson explores the moral and ethical quandaries raised in a culture obsessed with technology and artifice. Leeson is perhaps best known for her creation in the 1970s of a fictitious alter ego named Roberta Breitmore, whom she brought to life through performances and photographs and exposed to such voguish experiences as therapy and Weight Watchers. Revisiting this theme decades later, Leeson created an installation re-imagining Edouard Manet’s Olympia (1863) by posing a custom-made RealDoll to look like the prostitute in the iconic portrait. The installation, entitled Olympia: Fictive Projections and the Myth of the Real Woman (2007-2008), features images of Manet’s painting projected onto the sex doll’s body.

Untitled (LH1823), n.d.

Graphite and gouache
8 1/4 × 5 1/2 in
21 × 14 cm
Contact For Price
Location
San Francisco
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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