Eleanor Antin Revisiting Eleanor Antin’s Groundbreaking Conceptual Portraits

Art News Jun 18, 2016

It was 1968, and Eleanor Antin had just moved to San Diego, discovered the Sears catalogue, and begun work on her “California Lives” installation. “In New York, you take the subway, go to Macy’s, and buy something,” Antin explained in a 2009 interview: Californians mail-ordered lifestyles, and she wanted to see if she could do it, too.

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