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Eleanor Antin 

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"The Two Eleanors" (1973). Black and white photograph mounted on board; 11 x 14 in. Private Collection. Picture taken from

Born in February 27, 1935, New York. Photography, performance, Filmmaker, writer.   

Began working as a visual artist in 1968. Antin move towards subjects as self-identity. Inspired by the techniques of Yiddish theatre, Michelangelo Antonioni and Marcel Duchamp. 

Most of her pictures series are self-portraits in which the artist explore with her body, questioning the role of women and artist in society.

Carving: A Traditional Sculpture’ is one of her most representative works: 148 black and white photography’s. For a month Antin took a picture of her body in 4 different angles while she was on a diet. In a couple of interviews Antin claimed that her body was a piece of rock that could be sculpture. Once, referring to her work, Eleanor quote the famous renascent artist Michelangelo:

“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.” 

Other works: Blood of a Poet Box, 100 boots move on, Caught in the Act, From the Archives of Modern Art. 

CARVING: 45 Years Later (detail; 2017), Eleanor Antin. Installation view of ‘Eleanor Antin: Time’s Arrow’, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2019. Photo: © Museum Associates/LACMA. Courtesy the artist and Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York; © Eleanor Antin

Picture taken from Apollo Magazine 

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