David Thorp, New York, 2007.
Hardcover, 42 pp., 33 Color, 2 b/w illus.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition Sherrie Levine at Simon Lee Gallery: July 20 to August 17, 2007 and Nyehaus September 12 - October 27, 2007.
From the essay The Artist's Object by David Thorp in the catalogue;
"There is a question that artists disdain. Sherrie Levine identifies and isolates the answer and in doing so proves the inutility of the question "What is art?". Levine demonstrates the answer in the gap she creates between an acknowledged artwork and her chosen equivalent. Levine's artworks can only survive in the world of art and in the context of the repetitive series of relationships that draw their rationale from iconic precedents that have marked significant points in the history of modern art. Although she dislikes the term and does not regard herself as involved in the polemic that 'appropriation' signifies for an artist, nevertheless Levine is known for appropriating the images of other artists, of taking them and reproducing them, sometimes almost exactly, and then exhibiting them as her own."
Link to the exhibition at Simon Lee, London, 2007.