Portraits of 8 New York Women

Eleanor Antin

May 08 – Jun 13, 1998

Eleanor Antin

Portrait of Rochelle Evans, 1971

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One of the few women conceptualists, Antin assembled her Portraits of 8 New York Women from new consumer goods, evoking both the pop sensibility of the day and the comic pathos arising from the tacky nature of mass produced American products. These assemblages were intended as unsentimental representations of the portrait subjects – independent women with whom Antin shared a common ground of experience. As a young feminist, Antin considered the nature of woman as subject, representing these women’s actions and life choices rather than their bodily appearance as in traditional art practice. These tightly structured conceptual portraits presage Antin’s preoccupation with fictive personas and theatrical stagings

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Eleanor Antin

Amy Goldin, 1971

Eleanor Antin

Amy Goldin, 1971

Eleanor Antin

Amy Goldin: Text

1971

Eleanor Antin

Hannah Weiner, 1971

Eleanor Antin

Hannah Weiner: Text, 1971

Eleanor Antin

Portrait of Naomi Dash, 1971

Eleanor Antin

Naomi Dash: Text, 1971

Eleanor Antin

Yvonne Rainer, 1971

Eleanor Antin

Yvonne Rainer: Text, 1971

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