Sturtevant: Double Trouble

The Iconic Artist Who Turned Pop Art Back on Itself

As a woman who produced re-imagined versions of the work of her better-known male contemporaries, Sturtevant has passed almost unnoticed through the hierarchies of mid-century modernism and postmodernism. However, The Museum of Modern Art is to present the first ever U.S. comprehensive survey of the artist, whose 50-year career explored intimately the workings of art history as it unfolded.

Beginning with her versions of works by Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol, she used some of the most iconic artworks of her generation as a source and catalyst to explore ideas of originality and authorship. Adopting style as her medium, her versions of Johns’ flags, Warhol’s flowers, and Joseph Beuys’s fat chair are just some clear examples of how she exposed the aspects of making, reception, circulation, and canonization of certain works.

Sturtevant: Double Trouble will display over 50 key artworks from varying points of her career, spanning all of the mediums in which she worked—including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, film, and video.

Sturtevant: Double Trouble is on view from November 9, 2014, to February 22, 2015 at MoMA, NYC.