Sherrie Levine, ‘Two Shoes’, 1992, Phillips

Each: 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 x 6 1/4 in. (5.7 x 5.7 x 15.9 cm)

Stamp signed and numbered 43/99 on the underside of the right shoe (there were also 36 artist's proofs in Roman numerals), published by Parkett Editions, Zurich and New York.

Edition for Parkett 32

About Sherrie Levine

Appropriation artist Sherrie Levine, a founding member of The Pictures Generation, is well known for her collections of photographs lifted directly from the work of mostly male modern masters, such as After Walker Evans (1981), After Stieglitz, After Cézanne (2007) and After August Sander (2012). Raising questions about originality and authenticity, Levine re-photographs, abstracts or digitizes these images, making them “ghosts” of the original images. “I want to put a picture on top of a picture,” Levine says. “This makes for times when both disappear and other times when they’re both visible.” Her sculptures and paintings examine similar concerns, as in polished bronze replicas of Marcel Duchamp's urinal or watercolors of famous paintings copied precisely from books, preserving distorted colors or reproductions in black and white.

American, b. 1947, Hazleton, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York