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Elaine Sturtevant Laurence de Valmy


Going by her last name, Elaine Sturtevant was a master of appropriation who re-created works of 20th century artists to explore authenticity, artistic celebrity, and the creative process. Calling her work “repetition,” she made pieces by the likes of Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and Marcel Duchamp. While some artists didn’t like her approach, some like Warhol loved it, thinking that being copied was the greatest compliment. He lent her some of his flower silkscreens and when asked about his process would answer, “Ask Elaine”. She created her Andy Warhol Flowers at the same time than his were exhibited for the first time at Castelli Gallery.,


Sources: Elaine Sturtevant: The Razzle Dazzle of Thinking, Bruce Hainley

 "Elaine Sturtevant: queen of copycats" The Guardian, 2013

Elaine and Andy's Flowers, 2018, Acrylic on canvas, 40" x 30" (102 x 76 cm)

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