After Egon Schiele

A work made of seven gelatin silver and eleven chromogenic prints; edition two of two.
© Sherrie Levine

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  • A work made of seven gelatin silver and eleven chromogenic prints; edition two of two.

Date:

1982

Artist:

Sherrie Levine
American, born 1947

About this artwork

For over forty years, Sherrie Levine has addressed issues of authorship and originality. Appropriating images from art history—often citations of works by male artists—Levine considers the relationships between authenticity and subjectivity and desire and power. For After Egon Schiele, the artist photographed reproductions of eighteen self-portraits by the early 20th-century Austrian painter Egon Schiele.
She did not alter the original images but recontextualized them through the act of appropriation. The finished
work is at once a copy and an original, authored anew by Levine. Commenting on the choice for these particular selfportraits by Schiele, she explained, “There is something in his eroticism that strikes a chord. Partly it’s the selfconscious representation of his own narcissism.”

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Artist

Sherrie Levine

Title

After Egon Schiele

Origin

United States

Date

1982

Medium

Seven gelatin silver and eleven chromogenic prints; edition two of two

Dimensions

35.6 x 27.9 cm (14 x 11 in.), each, unframed; 175.26 x 307.34 cm (69 x 121 in.), installed

Credit Line

Through prior bequest of Marion Livingston and prior gift of Emily Crane Chadbourne

Reference Number

2006.1

Copyright

© Sherrie Levine

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