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Sturtevant: Double Trouble Installation View 01

Installation view of Sturtevant: Double Trouble, March 20 – July 27, 2015 at MOCA Grand Avenue, courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Brian Forrest

Sturtevant: Double Trouble

Sturtevant: Double Trouble is the first comprehensive survey in America of Sturtevant's (American, b. 1924, d. 2014) 50-year career and the only institutional presentation of her work organized in the United States since 1973. Sturtevant has been "repeating" the works of her contemporaries since 1964, using some of the most iconic artworks of her generation as a source and catalyst for the exploration of originality, authorship, and the interior structures of art and image culture. Beginning with her versions of works by Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol, Sturtevant initially turned the visual logic of Pop art back on itself, uncomfortably probing at the workings of art history in real time. Her chameleon-like embrace of other artists' art has also resulted in her being largely overlooked in the history of postwar American art. As a woman "repeating" the work of better-known male artists, she has passed almost unnoticed through the hierarchies of mid-century modernism and postmodernism. 

Sturtevant: Double Trouble is organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. 
Curated by Peter Eleey, Curator and Associate Director of Exhibitions and Programs, MoMA PS1. 
Lead support for the MOCA presentation is provided by Thaddaeus Ropac. 
Major support is provided by Gavin Brown's enterprise, Virginia Dwan, and Schiff Fine Art. 
Additional support is provided by the Pasadena Art Alliance. 
In-kind media support is provided by KCETLink, KCRW 89.9 FM and Los Angeles Magazine.