Sturtevant, ‘Warhol Diptych’, Christie's

Sturtevant (1926-2014)

Warhol Diptych

signed, titled and dated '"Warhol's Diptych" e. Sturtevant '73' (on the reverse of left panel); signed, titled and dated 'Warhol's Diptych e. Sturtevant '73' (on the reverse of right panel)

diptych - silkscreen inks, synthetic polymer and acrylic on canvas

overall: 84 1/4 x 126 in. (213.9 x 320 cm.)

Painted in 1973.

Signature: signed, titled and dated '"Warhol's Diptych" e. Sturtevant '73' (on the reverse of left panel); signed, titled and dated 'Warhol's Diptych e. Sturtevant '73' (on the reverse of right panel)

Syracuse, Everson Museum of Art, Sturtevant: Studies for Warhols' Marilyns, Beuys' Actions and Objects, Duchamps' etc. Including Film, November 1973, n.p. (illustrated on cover).

New York, White Columns, Sturtevant, February-March 1986 (illustrated on brochure).

Cologne, Galerie Paul Maenz, Sturtevant: Werke aus 25 Jahren, April-May 1989, n.p. (illustrated).

Meymac, Abbaye Saint-André, Centre d'Art Contemporain, L'oeuvre re-produite: aspects de l'art du XXe siècle, 1991, pp. 120-121, and 170 (illustrated in color).

Bremen, Neues Museum Weserburg, Originale echt/falsch, July-October 1999, p. 147 (illustrated).

N. Messler, "Sturtevant," Noema Art Magazine, no. 24/25, summer 1989, p. 50 (illustrated in color).

B. Hainley, "Erase and Rewind," _Frieze,_no. 53, June-August 2000, p. 85 (illustrated in color).

L. Maculan, Sturtevant: Catalogue Raisonné, 1964-2004, Ostfildern-Ruit, 2004, p. 91, no. 190 (illustrated in color).

Galerie Six Friedrich, Munich

Werner Doettinger, Munich

His sale; Sotheby's, London, 23 October 2001, lot 451

The Saatchi Gallery, London

Anon. sale; Christie's, New York, 10 May 2006, lot 438

Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

About Sturtevant

Going only by her last name, Elaine Sturtevant was a master of appropriation who re-created works by iconic 20th-century artists in order to explore authenticity, artistic celebrity, and the creative process. Calling her approach “repetition,” she began making deliberately inexact copies of the work of her predecessors and contemporaries in 1964, repeating pieces by the likes of Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, and Marcel Duchamp. Some artists appreciated her project: Warhol loaned her original screens for her reproduction of his “Flowers” series. Others were angered. For example, Claes Oldenburg bristled when she presented a version of Oldenburg’s The Store. Sturtevant was variously criticized, dismissed, and celebrated (she was awarded a Golden Lion in 2011) throughout her career. In 2000, she began focusing on video, utilizing clips from the mass media and popular entertainment to challenge the politics of image production.

American, 1924-2014, Lakewood, Ohio, based in Paris, France

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Fair History on Artsy

2017
Galerie Hans Mayer at Art Basel in Miami Beach 2017
2016
Galerie Hans Mayer at Art Basel in Hong Kong 2016
2015
Galerie Hans Mayer at Art Basel in Miami Beach 2015
2015
Air de Paris at Art Basel 2015