Sturtevant: Double Trouble

Installation view of Sturtevant: Double Trouble at The Museum of Modern Art

Installation view of Sturtevant: Double Trouble at The Museum of Modern Art

The pioneering artist Sturtevant, who Christopher Bagley profiled in W: Art before her death, began her career by replicating the works of the now iconic art stars of her generation such as Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, and Jasper Johns. As a woman remaking and commenting on the work of men, she passed somewhat unnoticed through the art world of her day (despite her genderless moniker) but as a terrific new exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art makes clear, she anticipated the world we now all inhabit with its craze for cybernetic overload and appropriation. Beginning November 9, the Museum of Modern Art presents Sturtevant: Double Trouble, showcasing 50 years of the late artist’s explorations into painting, sculpture and video. Visitors enter via a narrow passage between a video running the length of one wall, and screen-printed Warhol wallpaper on the other, a fittingly vertigo-inducing introduction.

Read “Repeat Offender,” the last interview with the formidable artist Sturtevent, here.