Sherrie Levine

After Courbet/ 1-18, postcards on mat board, 2009, installation view, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

“The world is filled to suffocating. Man has placed his token on every stone. Every word, every image, is leased and mortgaged.

We know that a picture is but a space in wich a variety of images, none of them original, blend and clash”

“I wanted to make pictures that contradicted themselves. I wanted to put one picture on top of another so that there were times when both pictures disappear and other times when they were both manifest.

That vibration is basically what the work was about for me, that space in the middle where there is no picture, rather an emptiness, an oblivion”

Sherrie Levine

Hazleton, Stati Uniti, 1947